The Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America Lodge #2662 accepts applications from February to May. The scholarship will be awarded to a high school student in our area who is of Italian heritage. The main points on which the application will be judged are:
1) grade point average
2) family connection/Italian heritage which each applicant will describe in a written essay
3) acceptance to a college or university. The scholarship funds will go directly to the college/university to which the winner has been accepted..
For additional information and/or to receive the application, please contact the Lodge at 843-215-2662.
On June 11th, at the members meeting, Alexa Jo Ernesto, a recent graduate of St. James High School was awarded the OSIA Lodge 2662 scholarship for 2017. The scholarship is based on academic achievement, recommendation, and an essay, describing how being of Italian Heritage has influenced her life. She attended the meeting accompanied by her family, and explained her plans for college and beyond. Everyone commented on her poise and intelligence in addressing the assembly. Alexa will attend Mercy College in New York, pursuing a career in journalism.Scholarship check presented to Alexa by Tom Spada, President and Jim Romano, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee.