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

Scholarship Program

Committee Co Chairs –
Sharon Ricciardelli, and Susan Velleca

Lodge Scholarship

The Neil Velleca Sr. Scholarship is to honor the Connecticut Grand Lodge President who was responsible for the formation of the North Haven Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge #2805.The North Haven Sons & Daughters of Italy Lodge #2805 is proud to offer a yearly scholarship opportunity. Our Scholarship is to a high school senior student who is member, a child of a member, or a grandchild of a member, in good standing of our Lodge.

Our scholarship provides financial help for a High School Senior who is planning to further their education beyond high school.

Further education can be in the form of any pursuit towards any college degree or trade profession.  The Student must enroll full time, at any accredited University, College, or Trade School.

The intent of this Lodge scholarship is to reward the applicant and family for a connection to our Lodge as Members.

It’s our hope that all applicants and family will continue to be interested and participate in our Lodge.

The applicant’s involvement in his/her community, place of worship, and other organization’s will also be considered.  Involvement in learning and promoting our Italian culture is also a plus. A great Essay can be the final touch.  

Grand Lodge Scholarship Application


The CT Foundation is positioned to contribute to our Annual Scholarship Program to support our high school seniors going on to a trade school, college or university. We are committed to offering one scholarship in each of the communities where we have lodges! This is a wonderful opportunity to continue to share our message and commitment to the Italian-American community. We hope you are as excited as we are as we begin this journey in preserving, promoting and supporting all things Italian.

The scholarship application can be downloaded here.  The deadline for applications is April 30, 2021.

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