January 11, 2012
Lake Erie College student Natascia Zullo Receives Italian Scholarship
Lake Erie College announced sophomore Natascia Zullo has received a $3,500 scholarship from the National Italian American Foundation, Filomena C. Peloro Scholarship. Zullo, of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, is majoring in Italian.
"Receiving this scholarship meant the world to me. My family and I had suffered a hardship and this award coupled with a promised future assistantship gave me the opportunity to attend Lake Erie College,” said Zullo.
Scholarship winners are selected based on academic merit and are academically outstanding, with an average GPA of 3.95. Contributors to the NIAF scholarship program include corporations, individuals and organizations across the U.S. NIAF will consider matching scholarships with other organizations.
"NIAF has awarded $10 million in scholarships and grants across the country since its inception. The NIAF Board of Directors is extremely proud of the high caliber of students and their achievements,” said Matthew J. DiDomenico, Sr., chair of the NIAF scholarship and grants committee and NIAF senior executive vice president.
NIAF celebrates its 37th anniversary this year. The scholarship program, celebrating its 37th anniversary this year, has grown from four scholarships of $250 each to nearly 100 annual scholarships that range from $2,000 to $10,000 each in the humanities, medicine, business, engineering, music, Italian language and culture and other specialized fields.