UNICO offering scholarships for graduating seniors who live in Kearny

Kearny UNICO, the Italian-American service organization, seeks applications for its 2022 Undergraduate Scholarship Awards. Applicants must be a United States citizen of Italian heritage (maternal or paternal); a resident of Kearny; a senior at any public or private secondary school with a GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher; and possess a record of extra-curricular and community participation. The deadline is April 25. Applications may be received by sending an email to Joseph Sorbera at jsorbera2@gmail.com. Once complete, applications must be given to a guidance counselor for submission to UNICO.

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