Scholarship

Requirements

To qualify for consideration, students must meet all of the following requirements: be of Italian-American heritage, have a permanent home within 50 miles of the Washington, DC area, be pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited college in the United States, and have a demonstrated financial need.

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Committee Members

Scholarship Committee Chairman
Francesco Isgrò
Applicant Screening Committee Members
Lorry Clavelli, John DeZinno, Angelo Puglisi, Charles Russo, John Urciolo, Joe Scolaro
Investment Committee Chairman
Damian Gallina
Investment Committee Members
Richard Ceccone, Arthur DelBuono, John DeZinno, Robert Giraldi, Joseph Pessetto

2016 Recipients

The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC, in conjunction with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), is awarding $50,000 in undergraduate college scholarships to these deserving Italian American students. The Lido Civic Club, a group of Italian American professional men, was founded in 1929. It has awarded over $507,000 in college scholarships since 2004.

Anthony Bagileo
Anthony will be a senior at Catholic University this fall. His declared major is Criminal Justice/Social Work. His paternal great grandparents came here from Avelino near Naples.
Bridget Bagileo
Bridget is a graduate of St. Vincent Palloti High School and will be a freshman at Catholic University with a major in Classical Languages and Italian. Her paternal great grandparents came here from Avelino near Naples.
Fatima Del Barco
Fatima will be a junior at the University of Richmond. She is majoring in Business Administration with a Marketing concentration and a double minor in the Visual Arts as well as well as Rhetoric and Communications. Her great grandfather was from Liguria.
Anthony Evans
Anthony will be a sophomore at Montgomery College majoring in Art, Arts and Science. His professional goal is to become an animator at a major studio. His maternal grandparents came from Italy. His grandfather served in the U.S. Army and the Air Force after coming here.
Allyson Fairbanks
Allyson will be a junior at Stevenson University majoring in Accounting. After graduation, she plans to continue at Stevenson University and earn her CPA license. Her maternal family comes from Campania and Lombardia.
Anthony Fiora
Anthony will be a sophomore at the University of Maryland and plans to major in Criminal Justice. His family has a long history in law enforcement and Anthony intends to continue the tradition. His family comes from Abruzzo, Puglia, Piedmont and Sicily.
Amy Grudier
Amy will be a senior at Cedarville University in Ohio where she is majoring in Nursing. It is her long-term goal to serve as a missionary nurse in a developing country. Her great grandfather emigrated from Sicily in 1923 and her great grandmother in 1885.
Devin MacGoy
Devin will be a freshman at Georgetown University majoring in International Relations. After graduation, he would like to serve in the Peace Corps and then go into foreign service. His maternal family is from Abruzzo.
Zoe Ottaviani
Zoe will be a senior at Washington & Lee University this fall. She is a business accounting major and wants to be a CPA. She would like to start her career in public accounting and has accepted an internship at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Zoe's family on her father's side is from Naples and Milan and on her mother's side from Le Marche region on the Adriatic.
Carlo St. Regis
Carlo is the 2016 recipient of our Dominic F. Antonelli, Jr. Scholarship. He will finish his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering this summer at the University of Maryland. He will have completed his course of studies in three years. His great grandparents all came through Ellis Island from Compobosso in southern Italy. Another wave of his family came from Molise in the 1940's.

2015 Recipients

The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC, in conjunction with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), is awarding $50,000 in undergraduate college scholarships to these deserving Italian American students. The Lido Civic Club, a group of Italian American professional men, was founded in 1929. It has awarded over $467,000 in college scholarships since 2004.

Anthony Bagileo
Anthony will be a junior at Catholic University this fall after transferring from Howard County Community College. His declared major is in Criminal Justice/Social Work. His paternal great grandparents came here from Avelino near Naples.
John Bruno
John will start his college career this fall at Washington College in Chestertown, MD. He and his Walter Johnson Rowing team were Maryland State Champions in 2015. As a freshman, John has not declared a major but wants to possibly teach and coach to help others as his teachers and coaches have done for him. John took two years of Italian in H.S. His family comes from Naples on his mother's side and Calabria and Sicily on his father's side.
Daniel Evans
Daniel, a previous recipient, will be a senior at Lycoming College where he is majoring in Criminal Justice. Daniel plans to enter the field of Law Enforcement after graduation. His maternal grandparents both came from Italy and his grandfather also served in the US Army and the Air Force after he arrived here.
Anthony Fiora
Anthony will be a freshman at the University of Maryland and plans to major in Criminal Justice. His family has a long history in law enforcement and Anthony intends to continue the tradition. He is on the Distinguished Honor Roll at South Carroll High School and is an Eagle Scout candidate. His family comes from Abruzzo, Puglia, Piedmont and Sicily.
Amy Grudier
Amy will be a junior at Cedarville University in Ohio where she is majoring in Nursing. She will be doing missionary work over the summer in Africa. Amy's current GPA is 3.84. Her great grandfather emigrated from Sicily in 1923 and her great grandmother in 1885.
Zoe Ottaviani
Zoe will be a junior at Washington & Lee University this fall. She is a business accounting major and wants to be a CPA. She currently has a 4.0 GPA. Zoe's family on her father's side is from Naples and Milan and on her mother's side from Le Marche region on the Adriatic.
Francesca Orfila
Francesca will be a junior at William and Mary this fall. She is working on a double major in Classical Archaeology and Anthropology. She is currently studying abroad in Greece this summer viewing historically significant archaeological sites. She is also fluent in Italian and her family is from Comitini, Agrigento, Sicily.
Carlo St. Regis
Carlo will be a senior at the University of Maryland this fall and will most likely graduate next June as an Engineer. He will have completed his course of studies in three years! He has a current GPA of 4.0. His great grandparents all came through Ellis Island from Compobosso in southern Italy. Another wave of his family came from Molise in the 1940's.
David Tramonte
David will be a junior at Catholic University with a major in Accounting. He attended Montgomery College prior to going to CUA. Robert joined the U.S. Marines out of high school and served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now out of the military, he is back at school pursuing a professional business career. His family comes from Calabria.

2014 Recipients

The 3rd Annual Lido Scholarship Reception was held at the Embassy of Italy on Thursday, June 19, 2014. In addition to members, spouses and guests, the Club invited all the new Lido scholarship recipients, their families and past scholarship winners. This year, in cooperation with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), the Lido Club awarded $50,000.00 in scholarships to seven outstanding Italian American college students.

Anthony Bagileo
Anthony will be a sophomore at Howard County Community College. His major is in Criminal Justice. His paternal great grandparents came here from Avelino near Naples.
Martina Costagliola
Martina is a previous recipient and first generation Italian-American who will be a sophomore at Swarthmore College. Her major is Engineering. Martina speaks fluent Italian and has spent many summers in her parents' town of Monte di Procida (Naples). Martina is the first and second recipient of the Dominic F. Antonelli, Jr. Scholarship.
Natalie Eichner
Natalie, also a previous recipient, is now a senior at the University of Virginia majoring in Kinesiology (the scientific study of human movement) and Biology. Her maternal great-grandparents came from Rome in the early 1900's.
Daniel Evans
Daniel, a previous recipient, just completed his second year at Lycoming College where has declared a major in Criminal Justice. Daniel plans to enter the field of Law Enforcement after graduation. His maternal grandparents came from Italy and his grandfather upon arrival here in the U.S. served in the US Army and the Air Force.
Amy Grudier
Amy will be a sophomore at Cedarville University in Ohio where she is majoring in Nursing. Her long term goal is to be a missionary nurse in developing countries. Her great grandfather emigrated from Sicily in 1923 and her great-great-grandmother emigrated in 1885.
Francesca Orfila
Francesca, a transfer student from Northern Va Community College, will be a Junior at William and Mary this fall. She wants to study Archaeology and Anthropology. She is speaks and reads Italian. Her family is from Comitini, Agrigento, Sicily.
Carlo St. Regis
Carlo, a previous recipient, will be a sophomore at the University of Maryland majoring in Engineering. His great grandparents all came through Ellis Island from Compobosso in southern Italy. Another wave of his family came from Molise in the 1940's.