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Scholarships

NOTE: The deadline for the Scholarship Applications each year is March 15.

The scholarship program for the Il Circolo Society incorporates the true meaning of our mission statement "To preserve and promote the Italian culture through education, art and music". What better way to perform this than by fostering education of our young people. Our scholarships are offered to Florida residents, with some Italian family background, a high scholastic average and a strong desire to foster Italian culture. Students who receive our scholarships may also apply to the national organization of Italian American NIAF for a matching scholarship. A 3.5 GPA is required for both Il Circolo and NIAF scholarships.  Scholarships range from $500 to $2,500.

To be considered for a Il Circolo scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a member of Il Circolo or have a parent, guardian or grandparent who is a member of Il Circolo. Not a member? Visit our "JOIN US" page to join or renew your membership today!
  • Be enrolled in a US accredited institution of higher education for the Fall 2018 semester.
  • Have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent). Students that are a part of a pass-fail system are also welcome to apply.
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident alien.
  • For the purposes of the Il Circolo Scholarship Program, to be considered “Italian American,” the student must have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy.

Each scholarship award can only cover tuition and university-provided room and board. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the following academic year. Scholarship applicants and winners can and are encouraged to reapply in subsequent years.

Basic Application Requirements 

The Il Circolo requires the following basic requirements for the application to be considered “complete” and eligible for consideration.

  • An active Il Circolo membership either in the name of the applicant, a parent/guardian or a grandparent
  • Completed Online Application form
  • Recent transcript(s) (either official or unofficial)
  • (1) Letter of Recommendation
  • Students applying for need-based scholarships will be required to upload their FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR)

To apply for this scholarship, please download the Scholarship Application below (PDF), complete, and return to
Robert De Angelis: admin@ilcircoloflorida.org

Scholarship Application

Or, you can complete and submit the application online using our online scholarship application. Please be sure to complete this application fully and attach any requested supporting documents (resume, statement of work, school accomplishments and transcripts) before submitting.

A Thank You Letter From Florida Atlantic University

Dear Sally,

At this time of Thanksgiving, I wan to express my great appreciation for your support of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters throughout the year. 

As the new dean of the College it has been an honor and special pleasure to know our students, faculty and programs are strengthened by friends like you, who share our commitment to education, excellence and community.

Read the full letter here.

Copyright 2018, The Italian Cultural Society.
All rights reserved.

Il Circolo (Mailing Address)
3820 Max Place #205
Boynton Beach, Fl 33436

Robert De Angelis, Administrator
Phone: 561.200.6300
Fax: 561.810.8881
info@ilcircoloflorida.org