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, Joe Scolaro, John DeZinno, Sabatino Leo, Charles Russo, Anthony Solazzo, John Urciolo, Neil DiSarno, John Dovi
Investment Committee Chairman
Damian Gallina
Investment Committee Members
Arthur DelBuono, Vincenzo Fragomeni

2019 Recipients

The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC, in conjunction with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), has awarded $60,000 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 $697,000 in college scholarships since 2004.

Domenic Allegra
Domenic is a graduate of Bishop O’Connell High School in Va. His paternal and maternal grandparents emigrated from Sicily and Naples, respectively. He will be a junior at George Mason University.
Bridget Bagileo
Bridget is a graduate of St. Vincent Palloti High School in Md. and will be a senior at Catholic University with a major in Classical Humanities and Italian. Her paternal great-grandparents came from Avellino near Naples.
Cameron Benedetto
Cameron is a graduate of Acellus Academy and will be attending James Madison University where he plans to major in information sciences and technology. His grandfather emigrated from Puglia.
Chiara D'Andrea
Chiara is a graduate of the Sidwell Friends School and will be attending Tufts University where she plans to major in interational relations. Her grandparents came from the Abruzzo and Molise region.
Nina Dorsett
Nina is a graduate of Northern High School in Owings, Md. She will be a sophomore at Catholic University. Her mother was born in Pescara, Abruzzo and her father’s family is from Fiumedinisi, Sicily.
Matthew Fairbanks
Matthew is a graduate of Urbana High School in Md. He will be a sophomore at The Catholic University and plans to major in Electrical Engineering. His great-grandparents emigrated from Lombardia and Campania.
Nicole Fairbanks
Nicole is a graduate of Urbana High School in Md and will be attending the University of Pittsburgh. Her great-grandparents emigrated from Lombardia and Campania.
Gaia Mirien
Gaia is a graduate of Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Md., where she studied AP Italian. This fall she will be a sophomore 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.
Patrizia Manziano
Patrizia ia a graduate from Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Va., This fall she will be a sophomore at Notre Dame University, pursuing a major in Neuroscience and Behavior. Her Italian roots on her father’s side are from Salerno, Campania.
Chiara O'Neill
Chiara is a graduate of Fairfax High School in Va. This fall, she will be as sophomore a Drexel University, majoring in mechanical engineering and computer science. Her Italian roots are from Naples, Sicily, Abruzzo, and Molise.
Domenico Toscano
Domenico is a graduate of Magruder High School in Montgomery County, MD, and will be a sophomore at the University of Delaware. He is majoring in finance and is an analyst with the school's Blue Hen Investment Club. His father was born in Messina, Sicily.
Angelo-Gabriele Tundo
Angelo, who was home-schooled, will be a junior at the University of Maryland this fall. His Italian roots are on his father's side from the Chieti province in Abruzzo.

2018 Recipients

The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC, in conjunction with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), has awarded $60,000 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 $637,000 in college scholarships since 2004.

Domenic Allegra
Domenic is a graduate of Bishop O'Connell High School in Va. His paternal and maternal grandparents emigrated from Sicily and Naples, respectively. He will be a sophomore at George Mason University.
Bridget Bagileo
Bridget is a graduate of St. Vincent Palloti High School in Md. and will be a junior at Catholic University with a major in Classical Humanities and Italian. Her paternal great-grandparents came from Avellino near Naples.
Ethan Casserino
Ethan will be a senior at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, where he is majoring in International Relations. His great-grandparents were from Sicily.
Nina Dorsett
Nina is a graduate of Northern High School in Owings, Md. She will be a sophomore at Catholic University. Her mother was born in Pescara, Abruzzo and her father’s family comes from Fiumedinisi, Sicily.
Anthony Fiora
Anthony will be a senior at the University of Maryland and is majoring inCriminal Justice. His family has a long history in law enforcement, and Anthony intends to continue the tradition. His family came from Abruzzo, Puglia, Piedmont and Sicily.
Matthew Fairbanks
Matthew is a graduate of Urbana High School in Md. He will be a sophomore at The Catholic University where he plans to major in Electrical Engineering. His great-grandparents emigrated from Lombardia and Campania.
Gaia Mirien
Gaia is a graduate of Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Md., where she took AP Italian. This fall she will be a sophomore 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.
Chiara O'Neill
Chiara just graduated from Fairfax High School in Va., with a GPA of 4.31. She will be attending Drexel University where she plans to major in mechanical engineering and computer science. Her Italian roots are from Naples, Sicily, Abruzzo, and Molise.
Patrizia Manziano
Patrizia just graduated from Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Va., with a 4.59 GPA. This fall she will be attending Notre Dame University to pursue a major in Neuroscience and Behavior. Her Italian roots on her father's side are from Salerno, Campania.
Isabella Parrotta
Isabella is a graduate of Dulaney High School in Md. She will be a junior at American University with a major in History and International Studies. Her family comes from Calabria and Liguria.
Angelo-Gabriele Tundo
Angelo, who was home-schooled, earned his GED in July 2017. This fall he will be a sophomore at Montgomery College, Md. His Italian roots are on his father’s side from the Chieti province in Abruzzo.

2017 Recipients

The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC, in conjunction with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), is awarding $60,000 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 $577,000 in college scholarships since 2004.

Domenic Allegra
Domenic is a graduate of Bishop O'Connell High School in VA. His paternal and maternal grandparents emigrated from Sicily and Naples, respectively. He will be attending George Mason University.
Bridget Bagileo
Bridget is a graduate of St. Vincent Palloti High School in MD and will be a sophomore at Catholic University with a major in Classical Humanities and Italian. Her paternal great grandparents came here from Avellino near Naples.
Ethan Casserino
Ethan is a sophomore at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs where he is majoring in International Relations. His great grandparents hail from Sicily.
Nina Dorsett
Nina is a graduate of Northern High School in Owings, MD. She will be attending Catholic University. Her mom was born in Pescara, Abruzzo and her father’s family comes from Fiumedinisi, Sicily.
Olivia Eichner-Tomassoni
Olivia is a graduate of the Bishop O’Connell High School in VA. She will be a sophomore at the University of Virginia where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Her family comes from Calabria and Liguria.
Anthony Fiora
Anthony will be a junior 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.
Matthew Fairbanks
Matthew is a graduate of Urbana High School in MD. He will be attending Catholic University where he plans to major in Electrical Engineering. His great grandparents emigrated from Lombardia and Campania.
Maximilian Micheli
Max is a graduate of the Washington Latin Public Charter School in DC. His grandfather was born in Genoa, Liguria. He will be attending Miami University in Ohio.
Isabella Parrotta
Isabella is a graduate of Dulaney High School in MD. She is a sophomore at American University with a major in History and International Studies. Her family comes from Calabria and Liguria.