American Italian Federation of the Southeast Scholarships

$1,000 Scholarship Award to high school senior or college student. Applicant must be a member, child or the legal ward or direct descendant of a AIFEDSE organization member. Application deadline April 30th. Click American Italian Federation of the Southeast Members Scholarship

$1,000 Scholarship Award to an Opera student of Italian descent at Loyola University, New Orleans in Spring 2014, with Dean Boomgaarden of the Music School making the selection.

$1,000 Scholarship Award to high school student academic athlete of Italian descent at the Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet in January 2014 with the selection being made by the American Italian Renaissance Foundation committee. Phone American Italian Cultural Center 504-522-7294 for application form.  Deadline to submit is in October 2013.

The American Italian Federation of the Southeast Biennial Convention was held on April 12, 13, & 14, 2013 on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

 During the convention everyone got to meet and talk with so many pleasant individuals  that are associated with and supporting their great organizations and the American Italian Federation.  Officers were nominated and elected.

American Italian Federation Officers for 2013 and 2014 are: Victor P. Musso, President; Joseph N. Distefano, Executive Vice President; Joseph S. Piccione, Treasurer; Lucille “Lou” Lato, 1st Vice President; Dominick Grieshaber, Jr., 2nd Vice President; Cecile Scialdone, 3rd Vice President; Maria J. Falco, PhD., Secretary; Nicoletta Giannico, Webmaster; E.C. “Chuck” Anselmo, Chairman of the Advisory Board & Founder.

All of this would not have been possible without the tremendous efforts of the Convention Book Chairman Joseph Distefano, and Committee Members: Chuck Anselmo, Maria Falco, PhD., Dominick Grieshaber, Lou Lato, Amanda Broome-Cumberland, Joyce Schiro Lucas, Joe Piccione, Joseph Distefano, Victor Musso, and other volunteers.  Many businesses and organizations placed ads in the impressive Convention Booklet which raised funds for the non-profit American Italian Federation.

Click   2013 AIFEDSE Convention Letter from the President      Click   2013 AIFEDSE Convention Donations         Click     2013 AIFEDSE Convention Schedule of Events that took place          Click   2013 AIFEDSE Convention Entertainer, Joe DeNone,

More information and photos will be published in the Italian American Digest, Summer 2013 Issue.  If you don’t Get It, Order It Now!     For more information on this event and many others in the American Italian Community, subscribe to the Italian American Digest today!   Payments ($10 for 1 year, 4 issues) can be mailed to Italian American Digest, PO Box 6156, Metairie, LA 70009 or you can call Bette Cadwell at 504.782.3603.