Established in 1905 as a mutual aid society for the early Italian immigrants, today OSIA has more than 600,000 members and supporters and a network of more than 700 chapters coast to coast, making it the leading service and advocacy organization for the nation's estimated 26 million people of Italian descent.
The organization's missions include encouraging the study of Italian language and culture in American schools and universities; preserving Italian American traditions, culture, history and heritage; and promoting closer cultural relations between the United States and Italy. Read more...
OSIA Cincinnatus Lodge #1191 Scholarship Program
The mission of the Order Sons of Italy Scholarship Program is to provide support to family members of Italian ancestry needing financial assistance in completing their studies at an accredited college or school that confers an academic degree or certification. The ideal applicant will have demonstrated superior academic achievement and leadership potential demonstrated through their volunteer work. Special consideration is given to those individuals that have provided community service within the Italian community.
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