ICCC MERIT BASED SCHOLARSHIP


Annual $1,000 renewable scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are of Italian descent

 

General Policies and Procedures.

The ICCC awards annual $1,000 renewable scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are of Italian descent, to any degree on either side of parentage, and who submit complete applications by the specified deadline. Recipients are chosen by the Scholarship Committee based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. It is a great honor to receive a scholarship that is applied to the student’s college tuition ($500 in the Fall and $500 in the Spring). The recipient may apply for a renewal of the scholarship every spring (renewal applications are due by July 1 of each year) for a period totaling four years. This is a total of three renewals after the initial award. Renewals are only awarded for consecutive fall/spring semester during the four year period of eligibility. To qualify for scholarship renewal, the student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum semester total of 12 hours.

Information is emailed through our weekly eblasts and shared on our social media platforms and made available to ICCC members as well as the general public who request applications.

Completed applications are due in the ICCC office on the date stated on the application. The deadline is strictly observed.

An assigned ICCC staff member will review each application as it is received to ensure that the application has been properly completed. In the case of Merit Only Scholarship Applications, the staff member will confirm whether or not the applicants’ parents or grandparents have been active members for at least the past two years. When the application is considered complete, and the applicant deemed qualified, a copy of the original is made but the applicant’s name, as well as all references to his/her name,  will be removed and replaced with a code number. The staff member will keep a master list so that codes can be matched with names once a recipient is chosen.

 

For Merit Only Scholarship (ICCC Members Only):

 

  1. At a meeting of the Scholarship Committee, the committee selects applicants who have a reasonable prediction of success in college, as determined from their SAT/ACT scores, class rank, high school GPA, at the top 10 percentile of graduating class, awards and honors, extracurricular activities, community involvement, letters of recommendations and the narrative essay. Once reasonable success in college is predicted, the essay regarding what it means to the applicant to be an Italian American or the essay regarding what it means to the applicant to be a member of the ICCC is evaluated. If during a Scholarship Committee meeting, any Committee member becomes aware, in any way, that his/her relative is an applicant, the Committee member must remove himself/herself from the selection process for that year.
  2. Once the Committee selects its recipients, the Chairperson identifies them to the Board of Directors. The recipient of the scholarship is then notified by a letter, which describes the procedure for awarding the scholarship. All checks are sent directly to the university’s financial office. The scholarship recipient must furnish the ICCC office with his/her University’s name, the University’s mailing address, his/her student ID number, and his/her social security number so that the funds are not misdirected. The foregoing information will be contained in the body of the check and it is the scholarship recipient’s obligation to ensure that it is provided to the ICCC office in a timely manner. Upon receipt of a copy of the recipient’s fall registration, a check for five hundred dollars ($500) will be sent for the fall semester and, upon receipt of a copy of the recipient’s spring registration, another five hundred dollar check ($500) will be sent for the spring semester.

To download the form 2022-2023 Merit Based
To download the 2022-2023 ICCC Scholarship Instructions 

If applicable, students SHOULD complete separate applications for each scholarship for which they wish to apply.

ICCC MERIT BASED AND FINANCIAL NEED SCHOLARSHIP


General Policies and Procedures.

The ICCC awards annual $1,000 renewable scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are of Italian descent, to any degree on either side of parentage, and who submit complete applications by the specified deadline. Recipients are chosen by the Scholarship Committee based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. It is a great honor to receive a scholarship that is applied to the student’s college tuition ($500 in the Fall and $500 in the Spring). The recipient may apply for a renewal of the scholarship every spring (renewal applications are due by July 1 of each year) for a period totaling four years. This is a total of three renewals after the initial award. Renewals are only awarded for consecutive fall/spring semester during the four year period of eligibility. To qualify for scholarship renewal, the student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum semester total of 12 hours.

Information is emailed through our weekly eblasts and shared on our social media platforms and made available to ICCC members as well as the general public who request applications.

Completed applications are due in the ICCC office on the date stated on the application. The deadline is strictly observed.

An assigned ICCC staff member will review each application as it is received to ensure that the application has been properly completed. When the application is considered complete, and the applicant deemed qualified, a copy of the original is made but the applicant’s name, as well as all references to his/her name,  will be removed and replaced with a code number. The staff member will keep a master list so that codes can be matched with names once a recipient is chosen.

For Merit/Financial Based Scholarship: 

The Scholarship Committee reviews each redacted application and selects applicants who have a reasonable prediction of success in college, as determined from their SAT/ACT scores, class rank, high school GPA, the top 10 percentile of graduating class, awards and honors, extracurricular activities, community involvement, letters of recommendations, and the narrative essay. Once reasonable success in college is predicted, the applicant’s demonstrated financial need is considered which may include: the parents’ and student’s income, assets, trust funds, financial obligations, and any other documented financial circumstances. If during a Scholarship Committee meeting, any Committee member becomes aware, in any way, that his/her relative is an applicant, the Committee member must remove himself/herself from the selection process for that year.

Once the Committee selects its recipients, the Chairperson identifies them to the Board of Directors. The recipient of the scholarship is then notified by a letter, which describes the procedure for awarding the scholarship. All checks are sent directly to the university’s financial office. The scholarship recipient must furnish the ICCC office with his/her University’s name, the University’s mailing address, his/her student ID number, and his/her social security number so that the funds are not misdirected. The foregoing information will be contained in the body of the check and it is the scholarship recipient’s obligation to ensure that it is provided to the ICCC office in a timely manner. Upon receipt of a copy of the recipient’s fall registration, a check for five hundred dollars($500) will be sent for the fall semester and, upon receipt of a copy of the recipient’s spring registration, another five hundred dollar check ($500) will be sent for the spring semester.

To download the form 2022-2023 Financial Merit Based

To download the 2022-2023 ICCC Scholarship Instructions

If applicable, students SHOULD complete separate applications for each scholarship for which they wish to apply.

STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP


General Policies and Procedures.

The ICCC awards $2,500 scholarships to Houston area college students participating in study abroad programs in Italy.

Study abroad programs should be greater than four weeks and up to a full semester.

Completed applications must be submitted by the deadline specified each year to be eligible for consideration.  Recipients are chosen by the Scholarship Committee based on academic performance combined with an essay.  Finalists may be invited to participate in an interview with the committee. It is a great honor to receive a scholarship which is applied to the cost and associated expenses of the student’s selected study abroad program. Awards are contingent upon the student’s acceptance into the university-sponsored study abroad program. Recipients are required to provide a three to five minute video about their experience after their trip, which may be used in part or in whole to promote the ICCC scholarship program.  Recipients will also receive a one year complimentary membership to the ICCC.

  1. Information is provided to Houston area colleges and universities and made available on the ICCC website.
  2. Students enrolled full-time at any four-year college or university with a physical campus location inside the greater Houston area (including Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller counties) are eligible to apply.
  3. Completed applications are due in the ICCC office on the date stated on the application. The deadline is strictly observed.
  4. An assigned ICCC staff member will review each application as it is received to ensure that the application has been properly completed. When the application is considered complete, and the applicant is deemed qualified, a copy of the original is made, but the applicant’s name, as well as all referenced to his/her name will be removed and replaced with a code number. The staff member will keep a master list so that codes can be matched with names once finalists are chosen.
  5. At a meeting of the Scholarship Committee, the committee selects applicants who have demonstrated success in college, as determined from their GPA and letters of recommendation. The essay regarding why the applicant chose Italy, or the essay regarding how the applicant will apply the learning/experience upon return, will be evaluated. The Committee may invite the finalists for an interview before making the final selection. If, during a Scholarship Committee meeting, any Committee member becomes aware , in any way, that his/her relative is an applicant, the Committee member must remove himself/herself from the selection process for that year.
  6. Once the Committee selects its recipients, the Chairperson identifies them to the Board of Directors. The recipient of the scholarship is then notified by a letter, which describes the procedure for awarding the scholarship.
  7. If the scholarship funds are required to be paid to the university, then checks are sent to the university’s financial office. The scholarship recipient must furnish the ICCC office with his/her university’s name, the university’s mailing address, his/her student ID number and his/her social security number so the funds are not misdirected. The foregoing information will be contained in the body of the check and it the scholarship recipient’s obligation to ensure that it is provided to the ICCC office in a timely manner. Upon receipt of a copy of the recipient’s study abroad program acceptance notification and registration for the program, a check for $2,500 will be sent to the university.

If the university cannot accept payment, the check will be sent directly to the scholarship recipient. The recipient must furnish the ICCC office with a copy of the fee statement from the university or affiliated program provider(s) showing study abroad program fees due. It is the intention of the ICCC to send checks prior to the fee due date so the recipient can use the funds to pay the university, however it is the recipient’s responsibility to provide documentation in a timely manner to the ICCC to facilitate this.

In the event that the student has already paid the study abroad program fees to the University affiliated program provider(s), the ICCC check can be sent directly to the recipient as a reimbursement upon receipt of proof of payment to the university.

To download the form

To download the 2022 Scholarship instructions

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