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2019 Scholarships

150 Scholarships Awarded by the Tri-State Italian-American Congress

The Tri-State Italian-American Congress

Edward Cardinal Egan Scholarships

 

The Tri-State Italian-American Congress President Louis Vele presents a check for $150,000 to Father Joseph LaMorte, Vicar General and Chancellor, Archdiocese of New York on January 16, 2019 at Cathedral High School. The funds were distributed to 150 students. Pictured from left to right are Dr. Timothy McNiff, archdiocesan superintendent of schools, Father Joseph LaMorte, Vicar General and Chancellor, Archdiocese of New York, TSIAC President Louis Vele, TSIAC Treasurer/Executive Director Ralph A. Contini, CPA, TSIAC Vice President Richard DeSimone, Consul General of Italy in NY, Hon. Francesco Genuardi and Vice Consul of Italy in NY, Irene Asquini.  

Tri-State Italian-American Congress Scholarships Help Brooklyn & Queens Families Pay Tuition

The Tri-State Italian-American Congress held its annual scholarship award prayer service at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York on  November 29th, 2018.

Tri-State donated $80,000 towards scholarships to 100 students of Italian-American descent attending Catholic academies and schools in Brooklyn and Queens, New York.

 

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio distributed scholarship award certificates to each student present. “Today we recognize the value of Catholic education and many people have helped raise money to help so many children,” he said.  “This is an early Christmas gift, but probably only the parents see it that way,” the bishop said. “The whole point is to keep our children in Catholic schools... We want children in Catholic schools so I tell all the children to tell their friends in public schools to come and look at our schools. Who knows? Maybe there is a scholarship for them too.”

Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello, diocesan vicar for development, spent time getting to know the children before the service. He said, “This money really makes the difference of being able to keep the children in our schools. We celebrate the students and their efforts. $100,000 was allotted to the diocese and that money is able to go such a long way to help so many deserving families.”

The Tri-State Italian American Congress is led by its President Louis Vele, Vice President Richard DeSimone, Treasurer/Executive Director Ralph A. Contini, CPA, and Secretary Anthony Bertrami. Philip Del Prete is the  Chairman of the Board Director, which is integrated by Hon. John A. Barone, Thomas Barresi, Vincent P. Brana, Robert Errico, William Fani, George Greco, Lawrence R. Inserra, Jr., Ralph J. Martucci, Edward P. Salzano, Louis Scagnelli, Angelo Tigri and Steve Vasilikos.

 

View more photos from the event here.  

Scholarships for the 2016-2017 School Year

 

Tri-State Italian-American Congress Assists Deserving Students 

For the 2016-2017 school year, the Tri-State Italian-American Congress awarded $375,000 to students in the Archdiocese of New York, Diocese of Brooklyn & Queens, and the Archdiocese of Newark. Over the past fifteen years nearly 4 million dollars have been presented to more than 4,000 deserving students.

The Tri-State Italian-American Congress President Louis Vele (center) presents a check in the amount of $250,000 to Msgr.Gregory Mustaciuolo, Vicar General of the New York Archdiocese. Pictured are (from left to right): TSIAC Board Member George Greco, TSIAC Treasurer/Executive Director Ralph A. Contini, CPA, Deputy Consul of Italy in NY Chiara Saulle, Msgr. Gregory Mustaciuolo, TSIAC President Louis Vele, TSIAC Board Members Steve Vasilikos and Vincent Brana, and Deputy Superintendent of Schools Michael Deegan.

 

Tri-State Italian-American Congress Presented Cardinal Edward

 Egan Scholarships to 250 Families Across the Archdiocese of New York

For the fifteenth consecutive year, the Tri-State Italian-American Congress awarded Cardinal Egan Scholarships to 316 Italian-American students from 250 families from Catholic elementary and high schools across the archdiocese of New York. Of the 316 students who received the $1,000 scholarship, 29 were from Manhattan, 79 were from the Bronx, 83 were from Staten Island, and 125 were from the archdiocese’s upper counties. The students were joined by TSIAC President Louis Vele and representatives from the Tri-State Italian-American Congress.

The ceremony, held on Jan. 17 at Cathedral High School in Manhattan, marked the second year the scholarships were awarded in honor of Cardinal Egan posthumously. The winners must be of Italian lineage and nominated by their principal for the $1,000 award.

(Photo courtesy of Catholic New York)

 

Scholarships Awarded by the Tri-State Italian-American

Congress to Students in Catholic Elementary Schools and

Academies within the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens.

On February 27, 2017, thanks to the continued generosity of the Tri-State Italian-American Congress, 109 students enrolled in Catholic elementary schools and academies within the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens received a special gift: a scholarship to attend Catholic school. Auxiliary Bishop James Massa presided in place of Bishop Nicolas DiMarzio as the scholarships were presented at St. James Cathedral Basilica in downtown Brooklyn. In total, $100,000 in scholarship awards was given to students of Italian lineage that are also in need of financial assistance.

Among the group of scholarship recipients are Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello, TSIAC Vice President John Annetta, TSIAC Treasurer and Executive Director Ralph A. Contini, Auxiliary Bishop James Massa, TSIAC President Louis Vele, and TSIAC board member George Greco, at the award ceremony.

 

Tri-State Italian-American Congress

Presents $25,000 in Catholic School Scholarships

On May 5, 2017, representatives from the Tri-State Italian-American Congress presented $25,000 in scholarships to students of Italian heritage from 25 Catholic elementary schools of the Archdiocese of Newark.

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, was joined by Ralph A. Contini, TSIAC Treasurer and Executive Director, TSIAC board member Vincent Brana, and Maria-Rose Contini, in making the presentations. Also at this ceremony were Hon. Francesco Genuardi, Consul General of Italy in New York, parents and friends of the scholarship winners, representatives of the clergy, and faculty and staff of the schools each of the award winners attends.

 

2018 Scholarships

Scholarships Awarded by the Tri-State Italian-American Congress


 

The Tri-State Italian-American Congress President Louis Vele presents a check in the

amount of $200,000 to His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York on January 16, 2018 at Cathedral High School. Pictured from left to right are Consul General of Italy in NY, Hon. Francesco Genuardi, Dr. Timothy McNiff, archdiocesan superintendent of schools, Cardinal Dolan, TSIAC President Louis Vele, TSIAC Treasurer/Executive Director Ralph A. Contini, CPA, TSIAC Board Members George Greco, Lawrence R. Inserra, Jr. and Steve Vasilikos.

 

 

The Tri-State Italian-American Congress presents $200,000 to two hundred sixty-five students from 200 families. Catholic school students from the Bronx gather after each student received an Edward Cardinal Egan Scholarship at Cathedral High School in Manhattan on January 16, 2018.

 

On November 16, 2017, at St. James Cathedral-Basilica in Brooklyn, Catholic elementary students in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens received scholarships from the Tri-State Italian-American Congress to help meet their education costs. Among the group of scholarship recipients, is Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio as well as TSIAC members.

                      

   

 

On May 1st, 2018, representatives of the Tri-State Italian American congress presented $25,000 in scholarships to a group of students of Italian heritage from 25 Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Newark.

Pictured from left to right: Treasurer/Executive Director Ralph A. Contini, President Louis Vele, Cardinal Joseph W. tobin, CSs.R., amd members of the board of directors Vincent P. Brana and Lawrence R. Inserra Jr.

 

  

Cardinal Egan Scholarships

 Cardinal Egan Scholarships Awarded To Italian-American Students

2016 Archdiocese Of New York Scholarships

 

2016 Archdiocese Of Newark Scholarships

2015 Archdiocese Of Brooklyn Scholarships

 

2015 St. Anthony High School Scholarship

 

Cardinal Egan Scholarships Awarded To Italian-American Students

 

Manhattan and Bronx Catholic school students of Italian-American heritage awarded Cardinal Egan Scholarships from the Tri-State Italian American Congress join Dr. Timothy McNiff, superintendent of schools in the archdiocese, far left, and Auxiliary Bishop John O’Hara, far right, representatives of the congress at the New York Catholic Center in Manhattan Jan. 19.

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Members of the Tri-State Italian-American Congress recently presented Edward Cardinal Egan scholarships to 250 families across the archdiocese.
The ceremony, held Jan. 19 at the New York Catholic Center in Manhattan, marked the first year the scholarships were awarded in honor of Cardinal Egan posthumously.
The program has been in place for 13 years and has awarded 3,000 students $3.2 million in scholarships. The winners must be of Italian lineage and nominated by their principal for the $1,000 award.
Dr. Timothy McNiff, superintendent of schools for the archdiocese, delivered the welcome. As he looked at the proud parents, teachers, family members and students in attendance, he said, “This is one of the most enjoyable events of the year.”
He thanked the parents in particular. “This is a real commitment you make to your children to send them to Catholic school.”
There were two large presences missing from the event this year: Archbishop Emeritus Cardinal Egan, the scholarship’s namesake who died in 2015, and Judge Louis Fusco Jr., former president of the Tri-State Italian-American Congress who died at the end of 2014.
Both men were remembered in a prayer offered by Auxiliary Bishop John O’Hara. “May we remember with grateful benediction Edward Cardinal Egan and Judge Fusco Jr.,” he said.
After the prayer, Bishop O’Hara recalled Cardinal Egan as the “number one leading cheerleader for Catholic education,” who believed that it should be more available, more accessible and more affordable, and who was thankful to the Italian-American Congress.
“His joy was seeing Catholic schools make a difference in the lives of our students,” Bishop O’Hara said.
Speaking personally, the bishop continued, “I’m very proud to say I went to 12 years of Catholic school and it’s really formed me.” He also shared that the base of his chalice contains the stone of his high school ring (Don Bosco High School in Ramsey, N.J.).
Louis Vele, president of the Italian-American Congress, delivered brief remarks. Other members of the congress who were present included Ralph Contini, treasurer and executive director; Richard DeSimone, vice president; George Greco, a board member; and Steve Vasilikos.
Michaela Nanna, a sixth-grader at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Pelham Manor, is thankful for her scholarship. “I’m very appreciative of the Tri-State Italian American Congress doing this for Catholic schools and kids of Italian-American heritage,” she told CNY.
“Being Italian-American is very important to me. It makes me proud of what my grandparents have done,” she added of both her paternal and maternal grandparents who immigrated from Italy.
Her father, Joseph David, told CNY he is proud of his daughter. The scholarship, he said, reinforces “all the things I tell her: ‘If you work hard, if you participate, if you give back to your community, you will be rewarded.’
“It makes her school, the community and her family proud,” he added with a smile.