The Vince Putignano Memorial Scholarships
When financially feasible and prudent, it is the intent of the Festa Committee to allocate net proceeds from Festa events to a Scholarship fund to be awarded to deserving college students of Italian descent in the Vandergrift area. We award a one time $2,000 scholarship. So far we have awarded 23 scholarships to deserving high school seniors for a total amont of $46,000!
Each entrant is judged on a 500 word essay on the importance of their Italian heritage in their life. The essays are independently evaluated by a selection committee of retired Kiski Area school teachers who are not aware of the name of the entrants.
You can print the scholarship application here:
The scholarship application deadline is April 30th. Check back here, or at the Kiski Area High School, Apollo-Ridge High School, Leechburg Area High School or Saint Joseph High School Guidance Office for the application.
The eligibility requirements are:
2014 Scholarship Winners
2013 Scholarship Winners
2012 Scholarship Winners
2011 Scholarship Winners
2010 Scholarship Winners
2009 Scholarship Winners
Miranda Sue Bruno
Christine Elizabeth Rose DeCapite
Dane Michael Farrell
Ashlee Marie Pavetti
2008 Scholarship Winners
2007 Scholarship Winners
Lauren Marie Elizabeth Emanuel
2006 Scholarship Winners
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