Senator LaValle Announces Availability of College Scholarships from Legislative Conference

The New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators To Award Four Scholarships.

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New York, NY - March 24, 2014 - Senator Ken LaValle announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,000 scholarships for future or existing college students.

“With the high expenses of college, students should take advantage of every opportunity to offset the costs.  I’m hopeful that students in my district apply for the awards.  Nothing would make me more proud than to have our area residents be selected to receive one of the scholarships.”, said Senator LaValle.  Eligibility will be based upon the student’s grade point average, interest in pursuing a higher education, involvement in the local community as well as individual financial need.

The applications are available for download on Senator LaValle’s website ( or directly at The deadline for filing is Friday, May 2nd.  Scholarships are scheduled to be awarded to be awarded on June 9th at the Conference’s Annual Legislative Conference Day.

The Conference is a bipartisan organization of New York State Assembly and Senate members who are actively involved in promoting and celebrating the state’s Italian-American community. The Conference mission is to work hard to elevate and highlight Italian-American contributions to the State of New York and beyond, in all aspects of society, including literature, the arts, architecture and politics. The conference also tries to dispel negative stereotypes of Italian-Americans.