2024 Scholarship Opportunity

Festitalia is providing the youth of Italian ancestry the opportunity to apply to receive a $500 bursary to be used towards post-secondary education in an approved undergraduate college or university program.

ONE will be awarded this September 2024. Thank you to our sponsor this year, The Son of Italy Apparel, Mr. J. Cocuzza and family.

Eligible students will be required to:

  • Write an essay of NO LONGER THAN 250 WORDS, explaining the importance and/or impact of their Italian heritage on their way of life.
  • Submit proof of minimum 80% average in Grade 12 courses (min. 6 courses)
  • Submit a resume, outlining their significant community service activities
  • Submit proof of acceptance at a post-secondary institution.
  • One reference letter supporting your nomination.
  • Submit a headshot photo


  • The applicant must be of Italian ancestry (parent/s, grandparent/s).
  • The applicant must currently be a student in a secondary school.
  • The applicant must live in the Greater Hamilton Area.
  • The completed application must be received by June 27th, 2024 by 4:00pm.
  • The winner will be required to attend the Festitalia Opening Ceremonies in September at Michelangelo Banquet Centre.
The Son of Italy Apparel

Please e-mail your completed application to: Director, Charlie Agro at calogero95@hotmail.com

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