Griffo Encourages Students To Apply For College Scholarships
Senator Joseph Griffo is once again encouraging area high school seniors and current college students in his district to apply for the 2019 New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators Academic and Athletic Scholarships.
Griffo says this year, the Conference is awarding two academic and two athletic scholarships, each in the amount of $3,500.
Applicants should have a grade point average of 85 or higher; be active in community service and extracurricular activities; demonstrate financial need; and in the case of the athletic scholarship, be involved in an organized sport or sports.
“The price of attending college is a very serious concern for many students and families throughout New York State,” Griffo said. “This is a chance to help students lessen the burden of college debt and to defray some of the expenses incurred by those seeking higher education. I encourage eligible students in my district to apply for this scholarship.”
Sudents can request an application by contacting Griffo’s District Office in Utica at (315) 793-9072 or by visiting the Senator’s website.
Application forms must be returned by Friday, March 29th.
Scholarship recipients will be announced in May and will be honored at a ceremony in Albany on Monday, June 3.