As a part of our charitable giving each year, we offer educational scholarships to eligible students. This year the SIAB had seven scholarships available totaling $28,750 rewarding local students for their achievements.

  • Mark A. Dardozzi Founder Award – $6,000 (Must attend Harford Community College)
  • Tony Palumbo Past President Award – $5,000 (Open Scholarship)
  • (4) General Scholarship Awards – $4,000 (Open Scholarship)
  • Patricia Belcastro Award – $1000 (Must be pursuing a teaching or childhood development degree)

    * SIAB donates $750 to the William J. Sacco Foundation for its Community Scholarship.

If you are interested in applying to receive a scholarship from SIAB there is one of three ways to apply.

  • Fill out the application and upload any required documents to our website.
  • Download the application, then email the application and other required documents to [email protected].
  • Download then send the application and other required documents to:
    • The SIAB
      PO Box 1844
      Bel Air, MD 21014

We look forward to continuing our support of local students this spring with our 2024 scholarship awards. Our SIAB Scholarship Awards Banquet will be held on Monday, May 13, 2024, at the Evolved Catering and Event Center in Fallston, MD.

Scholarship Criteria

To be considered for a SIAB scholarship a student must meet the minimum following criteria.

  • Scholarship applications will be accepted starting on March 1, 2024, and must be received or postmarked on or before 11:59 pm April 5, 2024.
  • The student must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited institution of higher learning and be enrolled for the Fall of 2024.
  • The student must be a United States citizen or permanent resident alien.
  • The scholarship applicants will be reviewed for:
    1. Scholarship Application
    2. Accuracy of the application
    3. Extracurricular activities and organizational involvement (sports, clubs, etc.).
    4. Leadership qualities and community service.
    5. Essay. “Discuss the life event/s that helped shape who you are today.”
    6. A transcript is required for GPA verification
    7. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required.

Our 2023 Scholarship Recipients

The Society of Italian American Businessmen would like to congratulate our 2023 scholarship winners. Each winner exemplified our scholarship’s core values of academics, leadership, and community involvement.

  • Logan Rusko: Mark A Dardozzi scholarship winner
  • Magen Cornacchione: Tony Palumbo Past President scholarship winner
  • Ian Doherty: General scholarship winner
  • Marina Kuper: General scholarship winner
  • Smit Patel: General scholarship winner
  • Justin Patrick: General scholarship winner
  • Alyssa Geddie: Patricia Belcastro Education scholarship winner

2023 William J Sacco Foundation Community Scholarship Winner: Hannah Richards (Fallston High School)

Thank you for hosting our 2023 Scholarship Awards dinner

Harford Community College

The Society of Italian American Businessmen would like to thank Harford Community College for its continued support and partnership in helping us manage our scholarship process. Their expertise in evaluating the applications received by SIAB has been invaluable. We look forward to growing our partnership with HCC and serving the educational needs of the community around us.

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The Society of Italian American Businessmen is a 501c3 charitable organization. Tax ID#: 46-2965362.