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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • NIAF award given

  • Shaun Howard of Lake Ariel, PA, has received the Filomena Peloro Scholarship. Shaun Howard attends Case Western Reserve University and is majoring in Computer Science.
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  • - Shaun Howard of Lake Ariel, PA, has received the Filomena Peloro Scholarship. Shaun Howard attends Case Western Reserve University and is majoring in Computer Science.
    "NIAF has awarded millions of dollars in scholarships and grants across the county since its inception. NIAF's leadership is extremely proud of the high caliber of students and their outstanding achievements," said NIAF Chief Operating Officer John M. Viola.
    NIAF celebrates its 38th anniversary this year. The scholarship program has grown four scholarships of $250 each to dozens of annual scholarships that range in value from $2,000 to $10,000 each in the humanities, medicine, business, engineering, music, Italian language and culture and other specialized fields.
    Scholarship winners are selected based on academic merit and are academically outstanding, with an average GPA of 3.95. The average scholarship in the United States was more than $4,000.
    In addition to NIAF's scholarship program, this year NIAF donated funds for the Cooperativa Sociale Nazareno, a faculty for disabled and mentally challenged individuals, ravaged by the recent Emilia Romagna earthquake in May 2012. NIAF also sent college students to Italy's Campania and Lazio regions to participate in the Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery program, an educational and cultural initiative.
    Contributors to the NIAF scholarship program include corporations, individuals and organizations across the United States.
    Apply online for a 2013-2014 scholarship at www.niaf.org/scholarships.
    Application deadline is March 11, 2013.
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