Scholarships for the 2016-2017 School Year

Tri-State Italian-American Congress Assists Deserving Students 

For the 2016-2017 school year, the Tri-State Italian-American Congress awarded $375,000 to students in the Archdiocese of New York, Diocese of Brooklyn & Queens, and the Archdiocese of Newark. Over the past fifteen years nearly 4 million dollars have been presented to more than 4,000 deserving students.

The Tri-State Italian-American Congress President Louis Vele (center) presents a check in the amount of $250,000 to Msgr.Gregory Mustaciuolo, Vicar General of the New York Archdiocese. Pictured are (from left to right): TSIAC Board Member George Greco, TSIAC Treasurer/Executive Director Ralph A. Contini, CPA, Deputy Consul of Italy in NY Chiara Saulle, Msgr. Gregory Mustaciuolo, TSIAC President Louis Vele, TSIAC Board Members Steve Vasilikos and Vincent Brana, and Deputy Superintendent of Schools Michael Deegan.

Tri-State Italian-American Congress Presented Cardinal Edward

 Egan Scholarships to 250 Families Across the Archdiocese of New York

For the fifteenth consecutive year, the Tri-State Italian-American Congress awarded Cardinal Egan Scholarships to 316 Italian-American students from 250 families from Catholic elementary and high schools across the archdiocese of New York. Of the 316 students who received the $1,000 scholarship, 29 were from Manhattan, 79 were from the Bronx, 83 were from Staten Island, and 125 were from the archdiocese’s upper counties. The students were joined by TSIAC President Louis Vele and representatives from the Tri-State Italian-American Congress.

The ceremony, held on Jan. 17 at Cathedral High School in Manhattan, marked the second year the scholarships were awarded in honor of Cardinal Egan posthumously. The winners must be of Italian lineage and nominated by their principal for the $1,000 award.

(Photo courtesy of Catholic New York)

Scholarships Awarded by the Tri-State Italian-American
Congress to Students in Catholic Elementary Schools and
Academies within the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens.

On February 27, 2017, thanks to the continued generosity of the Tri-State Italian-American Congress, 109 students enrolled in Catholic elementary schools and academies within the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens received a special gift: a scholarship to attend Catholic school. Auxiliary Bishop James Massa presided in place of Bishop Nicolas DiMarzio as the scholarships were presented at St. James Cathedral Basilica in downtown Brooklyn. In total, $100,000 in scholarship awards was given to students of Italian lineage that are also in need of financial assistance.

Among the group of scholarship recipients are Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello, TSIAC Vice President John Annetta, TSIAC Treasurer and Executive Director Ralph A. Contini, Auxiliary Bishop James Massa, TSIAC President Louis Vele, and TSIAC board member George Greco, at the award ceremony.

Tri-State Italian-American Congress
Presents $25,000 in Catholic School Scholarships

On May 5, 2017, representatives from the Tri-State Italian-American Congress presented $25,000 in scholarships to students of Italian heritage from 25 Catholic elementary schools of the Archdiocese of Newark

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, was joined by Ralph A. Contini, TSIAC Treasurer and Executive Director, TSIAC board member Vincent Brana, and Maria-Rose Contini, in making the presentations. Also at this ceremony were Hon. Francesco Genuardi, Consul General of Italy in New York, parents and friends of the scholarship winners, representatives of the clergy, and faculty and staff of the schools each of the award winners attends.