Each year, NIABA is proud to offer -- from the Anthony and Anne Rosinia Scholarship Fund -- a scholarship in conjunction with the Order Sons of Italy in America to a law student of Italian descent. The scholarship is awarded each May, and NIABA/Sons of Italy Foundation (the scholarship arm of OSIA) accepts scholarship applications beginning in late November or early December, with a deadline of February 28th. Download a PDF with complete information, or visit the OSIA website if you are ready to apply. If you have questions or would like more details, contact the NIABA Scholarship Chairperson Cristina Salmone.
The NIABA Scholarship Program is funded by donations and, if you wish to donate, you may follow the instructions at the DONATE link below.
NIABA is the proud administrator of the Anthony and Anne Rosinia Scholarship Fund, which provides annual scholarships to needy Italian American students who wish to study law. The Anthony and Anne Rosinia Scholarship Fund was started in 2011, by the Trustees of the Anthony W. Rosinia Revocable Trust, Andrew and James Pipitone, after NIABA member Anthony W. Rosinia of Arizona passed away The Trust made a gracious donation of $25,000.
Cristina Dickos will be entering her third and final year of law school at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law this upcoming fall, where she serves as a chief managing editor of The Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law. She also currently represents the law school as a senator on the Inter-Professional Council, the student government for the university’s six professional colleges. This summer, Cristina will be working as a summer associate at the Columbus office of Dickinson Wright PLLC.
In the essay she wrote to accompany her application for the scholarship, Cristina wrote about the experience of learning Italian and how it has helped her professionally and personally: "Completing an Italian minor was a goal I set for myself as an undergraduate student. Now with this educational foundation, I am compelled to further my Italian language skills through real-world application. After years of thinking my Italian minor was something I would only use with my grandparents, I now have the chance to use it to assist my employer and the client in Italy. But my contribution to this client relationship will be more than just translating words. I hope to provide the client with a sense of comfort and respect as we work to more fully understand his experience through his native language."
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