The UNICO Avon Chapter Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship made available by the Avon, Connecticut chapter of UNICO National. UNICO is the largest Italian American service organization in the USA, with a mission to promote Italian heritage and culture by supporting charitable, scientific, cultural, educational, and literary projects.

Application Deadline: April 1st, 2023

Must meet the following requirements:

  • Ages 15-18 years old meeting AFS ITALY study abroad program requirements
  • Students residing in Connecticut outside of the NYC Metro team area
  • Student must be accepted by AFS and the international partner in order to receive the scholarship
  • Students must agree to volunteer at a minimum of 3 local UNICO events the year following their return from Italy (e.g. attending events, doing presentations, speaking with other students who want to go abroad, etc.)
  • Students do not need to be of Italian heritage, but preference given to those with demonstrated interest in Italy and Italian culture

How to Apply: 

  • Write no more than a 1-page essay on the following topic: 

“What do you hope to gain from your year in Italy and how do you intend to share Italian culture and language upon your return?”

Send the essay with your name and contact information to: UNICO Avon chapter Secretary, Albert D’Agosto by email at [email protected].

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