NIABA/OSIA Scholarships

NIABA is the co-funding source for a scholarship awarded by the National Order of Sons of Italy in American. For more information about current scholarship opportunities, contact our Scholarship Committee Chair or visit the OSIA website.

2017 Recipient
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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