PO Box 193, North Haven, CT. 06473 nhsdilodge2805@outlook.com

Scholarship Program

The North Haven Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge 2805 is proud to offer lodge members Scholarships to our graduating high school seniors, from any Connecticut public or private High School, whose parents, guardians, or grandparents are lodge members.  The scholarship(s) are intended to provide financial assistance to a graduating senior planning to further his / her education beyond high school either at an accredited university or college, or at a technical school. 

Two possible scholarships are available;
Neil A. Velleca Sr Scholarship & General Lodge Scholarship

The number of scholarships awarded, and their amounts will be at the sole discretion of the Lodge.  The scholarships are awarded based upon a point system that recognizes, Membership, Lodge participation, and involvement within the community, the high school, and place of worship. Points will also be given for a demonstrated effort to either promote or learn about the Italian culture and heritage. A great Essay can be the final touch. Applicant must be a Connecticut resident.

Scholarship Committee

Committee Co-Chairs – Sharon Ricciardelli and Susan Velleca.
Members of the Committee, Regina & Jon Najarian, Mark DeFranco,
Gale Iannone, Neil Velleca Jr.

National and Grand Lodge Scholarship information

Grand Lodge

Past Recipients of the Neil A. Velleca Sr. Scholarship

2020 – Adam DiDomenico
2019 – Rachael Helwig
2016 – Gianluca Barecchia
2010 – Ellis Gill
2009 – Michael Minotti
2007 – Erika Norup Pantaleo & Matt Krause
2006 – Samantha Velleca

Past Recipients of the North Haven Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge 2805 Scholarship

2019 – Ryan Bell
2018 – Jessica Colon
2017 – Maria Grazia Scarano
2014 – Domenica Bruno
2011 – Nicholas Masella

2010 – David Green &
Julie- Ann Buonasora
2008 – Janet Jessica Morcaldi
2006 – Lauren Albert &
Christopher Ferretti