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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.

Please view application instructions here. You can download the application form here.

Committee Members

Scholarship Committee Chairman
John DeZinno
Applicant Screening Committee Members
Anthony Cancelosi, Loreto Clavelli, John Dovi, Vito Germinario, Francesco Isgro, Sabatino Leo, Charles Russo, Jerry Truman
Investment Committee Chairman
Damian Gallina
Investment Committee Members
Arthur Del Buono, Vincenzo Fragomeni

2021 Recipients

The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC, in conjunction with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), has awarded $60,000 in undergraduate 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 $800,000 in college scholarships since 2004.

Luke Evans
Luke is a graduate of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School and will be a freshman at either Salisbury University or St. Mary’s College. His maternal grand-father was from the Abruzzo region and his maternal grand-mother was from the region of Lazio.
Nicole Fairbanks
(The Madeline and Antonio Germanario Scholarship) - Nicole will be a Junior at the University of Pittsburgh and is majoring in Psychology and Neuroscience. Her maternal ancestors are from Campania.
Vincent Fanelli
Vincent will be a sophomore at George Mason University majoring in Cyber Security Engineering. His paternal roots are from Riccia, Molise.
Stephanie Farace
Stephanie will be a Sophomore at The University of Maryland College Park and is majoring in Computer Science. Her paternal ancestors are from Lazio and Apulia.
Shannon Gibbons
Shannon is a graduate of the Academy of the Holy Cross and will be a freshman at High Point University in Exercise Science. Her maternal ancestors are from Florence, Italy.
Gabriella Manziano
(The Rosario (Roy) Argento Memorial Scholarship) – Gabriella is a graduate of Stone Bridge High School and will be a freshman at Boston College in Elementary Education. Her paternal and maternal ancestors are from Campania.
Patrizia Manziano
(The Loreto J. Clavelli Scholarship) - Patrizia will be a Senior at the University of Notre Dame and is majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior. Her paternal ancestors are from Campania.
Alexa Mulroe
Alexa is a graduate from Marriotts Ridge High School and will be a freshman at the University of Notre Dame in the Pre-Med program. Her maternal and paternal ancestors are from Calabria.
Chiara O'Neill
(The Gatone Monticelli Memorial Scholarhship) - Chiara will be a Senior at Drexel University and is majoring Mechanical Engineering. Her maternal ancestors are from Molise, Abruzzo and Sicily
Annamaria Palmiero
Annamaria is a graduate of Sidwell Friends School and will be a freshman at UMBC with a double major in Nursing and Anthropology. Her father and her paternal grandparents were born in Benevento and her maternal grandparents were born in Sorrento.
Sydney Pizza
(The Angelo Caputo and Frank Trimboli Memorial Scholarship) – Sydney is a graduate of Walter Johnson High School. During her senior year, she was dual enrolled at Montgomery College. She will be attending the University of Delaware pursuing a Bachelors degree in Business. Her maternal roots are from Salerno, Italy and Avellino, Campania, Italy. Her paternal roots are from Montella, Italy and Calabria, Italy.
Sofia Sergi
(The Glickfield Family Foundation Scholarship) – Sofia will be a Sophomore at Salisbury University and is majoring in Economics. Her maternal roots are from Salerno, Italy and Avellino, Campania, Italy. Her maternal and paternal ancestors are from Naples, Sorrento and Sicily.
Domenico Toscano
(The Domenic F. Antonelli, Jr. Scholarship) - Domenico will be a Senior at the University of Delaware and is majoring in Finance and Entrepreneurship with a minor in Italian. His paternal ancestors are from Antillo and Messina in Sicily.

2020 Recipients

The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC, in conjunction with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), has awarded $60,000 in undergraduate 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 $800,000 in college scholarships since 2004.

Dominic Allegra
Dominic is graduate of Bishop O’Connell High School in Virginia. His paternal and maternal grandparents emigrated from Sicily and Naples, respectively. He is a senior at George Mason University.
Matthew Fairbanks
Matthew is the recipient of the Madeline and Antonio Germinario Scholarship. Matthew is a graduate of Urbana High School in Maryland. He is a senior at The Catholic University and plans to major in Electrical Engineering. His great-grandparents emigrated from Lombardia and Campania. This scholarship is funded by Lido member and Past Lido Civic Club man of the year, Vito Germinario.
Nicole Fairbanks
Nicole is the recipient of the Domenic F. Antonelli, Jr. Scholarship. She is a graduate of Urbana High School in Maryland, and is now sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh with double major in Neuroscience and psychology; Nicole's great-grandparents emigrated from Lombardia and Campania. This scholarship is named for Domenic Antonelli, who was a Lido Civic Club member for 30 years. Nick provided a significant financial contribution to help establish our scholarship fund.
Stephanie Farace
Stephanie is a graduate of Glenelg High School. She is a freshman at the University of Maryland College Park. Her Italian roots are in Alatri, Lazio and Roseto Valfortore, Puglia.
Patrizia Manziano
Patrizia is a graduate from Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Virginia. She is a junior at Notre Dame University, pursuing a major in Neuroscience and Behavior. Her Italian roots on her father’s side are from Salerno, Campania.
Alyssa Marinaccio
Alyssa is a junior at the East Stroudsburg University. She graduated from Damascus High Schoool. Her Italian roots or her mother’s side hail from Sicily.
Gaia Mirien
Gaia is a graduate of Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Maryland. She is a Senior at the University of Maryland, College Park, with a double major in Communications and Psychology. Her Italian roots are on her maternal side from Vicenza, Veneto.
Asa Nugent
Asa is a freshman at Northern Virginia Community College. His Italian roots through are in Campania and Basilicata regions.
Chiara O'Neill
Chiara is the recipient of the Gastone Monticelli Memorial Scholarship; Chiara is a graduate of Fairfax High School in Virginia and is a Junior at Drexel University, majoring in mechanical engineering and computer science. Her Italian roots are from Naples, Sicily, Abruzzi, and Molise. This scholarship is funded by Lido member Claudio Monticelli.
Manuel Rettore
Manuel is a graduate of the James Hubbert Blake High School. He is a freshman at Muhlenberg College. His Italian roots are in the Veneto and Campania regions.
Paul Russo
Paul is a graduate of Oakton High School in Vienna, Virginia. He is a junior at Liberty University. His Italian roots though his father are from Rome, Lazio.
Sofia Sergi
Sofia is a graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. She is a freshman at Catholic University. Her Italian roots through her parents are from Sicily and Campania.
Dominico Toscano
Dominico is a graduate of Margruder High School in Montgomery County, Maryland. He is a junior at the University of Delaware and majoring in finance and entrepreneurship. His father was born in Messina, Sicily.
Angelo Tundo
Angelo is a senior at the University of Maryland, Robert H Smith School of Business - His Italian roots are on his father’s side from the Chieti province in Abruzzi. He is the recipient of the Angelo Caputo and Frank Trimboli Scholarship named after late Lido Club President Angelo Caputo and lido member Frank Trimboli.