NIABA is one of the funding sources for scholarships awarded by the National Italian American Foundation. The deadline for applications for the 2015 scholarship grants is February, 28, 2015. For more information about current scholarship opportunities, download the application or visit the NIAF website.
Jena Neuscheler, the 2014 recipient of the NIABA/NIAF scholarship, is a student at Stanford Law School in California. She is originally from Stamford, CT and holds an undergraduate degree from Duke University. Jena graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Duke, where she majored in Women's Studies and U.S. History. She interned at Women's Legal Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, co-authoring an international advocacy toolkit on women's rights. Jenna is currently co-president of Stanford Law Students for Reproductive Justice.
In recommending Jena for the scholarship, NIABA president Dino Mazzone said, "For a variety of reasons, Jena Rose Neuschler is my first choice. She is an outstanding woman ... and has displayed an intellectual curiosity and commitment to strong principles that are absolutely refreshing. She merits being recognized for her stellar academic and extracurricular achievements.”
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