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We offer our NOIA Leadership Scholarship to high school students who demonstrate a passion for giving back, helping others and taking an active role in ensuring our local Italian American community continues to thrive.


NOIA has a strong focus on investing in education. To address this priority, the organization will distribute scholarships directly through the 20 Catholic High Schools in Northeast Ohio. Through this investment, we can make a deep impact in the lives of students of Italian heritage.


4 year high school scholarship available to students from any of the 20 Catholic High Schools in Northeast Ohio. Student is awarded $5,000 annually.  ($20,000 over 4 years)

This scholarship encourages educational achievement, cultural experiences, leadership and service – values important to NOIA and the Italian American community. A student can be awarded up to $20,000 in scholarship funds. 


• Student must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA

• Student must demonstrate financial need

• Student must have minimum or at least 25% Italian descent

• Student must actively participate in at least one extra-curricular activity by sophomore year

• Student is heavily encouraged to take a leadership role in an activity

• Student must provide annual summary of school year experience

• Student must attend the annual NOIA Impact Dinner


Please review and fill out the application packet here.


To submit your completed application, please either print or scan the application electronically and submit it to your high school contact. 

For questions, please contact your respective high school.

Schools and teachers can find a flyer here to distribute in your classrooms!


Congratulations to...

Juniors students:

Alyssa Cardina & Sophia Notarberardino – Elyria Catholic

Sophia Kucera – Padua Franciscan

Carmella Urvay – Walsh Jesuit


Sophomore students:

Gabriel Bailey & Jordan D’Amico – Archbishop Hoban

Anthony D’Angelo – Walsh Jesuit

Olivia DiPaolo & Giancarlo Bontempo – Padua Franciscan


Freshmen students:

Emma Pomeroy – Archbishop Hoban

Blake Whipkey – St. Ignatius

Brohden Phillips – Elyria Catholic

Claudia DiGeronimo – NDCL

Valentina Maltempi – Walsh Jesuit

Elizabeth Wirtz – Padua

Giovanni Nonno & Ian Russo Boykin – St. Vincent St. Mary’s

Liya Matheou – St. Joseph’s Academy

The Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your support is tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for advice.

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