The Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA), Myrtle Beach Chapter 2662, offers an annual $2500 college scholarship opportunity for Horry County High School Seniors. The Myrtle Beach OSDIA Lodge has been awarding an academic scholarship to a Horry County high school senior since 2012.
We are honored to offer this scholarship which supports the mission and the vision of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America. The $2,500 scholarship is open to high school seniors of Italian-American descent (at least one Italian or Italian-American parent or grandparent) who attend a nationally accredited high school in Horry County, South Carolina. The scholarship will be awarded based on the student’s scholarship essay, academic achievement, and faculty recommendations.
Students applying for this scholarship will be required to provide the following materials to the OSDIA Scholarship Committee:
- signed and dated application form (download application form here)
- essay (on the application form)
- most current unofficial high school transcript
- two (2) recommendations (download recommendation letter instructions here)
- Incomplete applications will not be reviewed
The applicant must have a B (3.0/4.0 scale) grade point average over the first six semesters of high school (grades 9-11). The application process opens February 15 and ends April 1. The award winner will be announced in May.
The full scholarship amount of $2,500 will be sent directly to the accredited community college, accredited technical college, or accredited college/university of the student’s choice (public or private) where they will show proof of enrollment, after completing the 1st semester of classes. Scholarship money can be used for tuition, fees, books, and other college-related expenses.
An official scholarship award presentation takes place at the OSDIA Myrtle Beach Lodge 2662 at its May meeting. The Scholarship Committee requests the student and family members attend this celebration of the student’s hard work and perseverance.
The scholarship that the Myrtle Beach OSDIA Lodge offers is a local scholarship. Additionally, the National OSDIA offers several other scholarships. The information for those scholarships is available at https://www.osia.org/programs/scholarships/.
Scholarship questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarship mailing address:
Dr. Patricia Kolencik, Scholarship Committee Chair
OSIA Myrtle Beach Lodge #2662
7957 Moss Creek Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588