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Salem Italian American Scholarship deadline extended to May 26

SALEM– The Salem Italian American Education Fund is now accepting applications for 2020 Scholarship Awards. The Scholarship Award is open to all area high school seniors who plan to attend a post-secondary institution. The application deadline has been extended. Students must return a completed application postmarked no later than May 26, 2020.

Scholarship applications were made available to over 25 area high school guidance counselors prior to the schools being closed. Applications may still be available through the counselors, but may also be obtained by email: frank@salemcomputer.com or by writing to The Salem Italian American Education Fund, Post Office Box 1060, Salem, Ohio 44460.

The criteria for the award includes the following: High School GPA (cumulative through first semester of your senior year); ACT and/or SAT score (the higher score will be used); a brief essay on applicant’s goals and aspirations.

Preference will be given to applicants of Italian descent. Scholarship recipients and award amounts will be determined by a committee under the guidelines established by the committee. Awards will be made directly to the college or university financial office.

The Italian American Club of Salem Ohio was founded in 1918 for the purpose of social benefit, mutual help, protection and tolerance in conformance with its Constitution and By-Laws. Because education is a lifelong process, The Salem Italian American Education Fund was established in 2000 by the membership of the Salem Italian American Club. In 2000, it became an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Fund raising, donations and recently a bingo license has been its source of income. Current trustees are Arthur Julian, Frank Zamarelli, Jason Julian and Mark Sabatino.

The organization offered the first scholarships to high school seniors in 2002. College student scholarships were first awarded in 2003. Since 2002, there has been 31 award presentations. Over $224,800 has been awarded to a total of 446 students.

For information contact Mark Sabatino at 330-332-5919 or 234-564-7407.

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