IASA/Western Regional Chapter
Rose Scherini Memorial Scholarship

The Western Regional Chapter (WRC) of the Italian American Studies Association (IASA) will fund two $500 scholarships to students/residents in the states serviced by the WRC (CA, AZ, NV, HI, WA, OR, ID, CO, AK, NM). Students will be awarded scholarships based on the merit of their research proposals and must include writing about or researching some aspect of the World War II story. Any project that provides information about new aspects of the wartime restrictions-material on the internees, local police records relating to turned-in contraband, oral histories, the detention of women-are welcome.


  • Recipient must currently be an undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Recipient must be continuing with her/his education.
  • Recipient must have a minimum 3.2 collegiate G.P.A.
  • Recipient must have research interest on the Italian American/WWII experience.
Applicants must submit
  • personal data form (see below).
  • college transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable).
  • 1 letter of recommendation (to be included with application or mailed separately).
  • 500 word personal statement to include research proposal, relevant course work and/or research experience.

Send all application materials to:

Dr. Teri Ann Bengiveno
7246 Dover Lane
Dublin, Ca. 94568

For further information or questions email Dr. Bengiveno at Tbengiveno@laspositascollege.edu

All materials must be postmarked by MAY 15, 2004

PERSONAL DATA FORM (Attachments acceptable)
Name of Applicant:
Mailing Address:
Home Phone:
Email address:
College (s) attended:
Degree Objective: Expected Date: Date Received:
College Major/Minor:

I hereby certify that, to the best of my knowledge, all information furnished on my application and personal statement is complete and accurate. I hereby authorize the release of academic transcripts and other college records as may be required to determine and confirm my eligibility for scholarship.

Applicant's Signature: