Lupa Di Roma Scholarship
As part of its ongoing commitment to the community, Sons of Italy La Lupa Di Roma Lodge
grants a $500 scholarship annually to students entering post-secondary education.
To qualify for a La Lupa Di Roma scholarship, the applicant must have at least one parent/grandparent of Italian origin and be a full time student enrolled in either first, second or third year at a post secondary institution.
To apply for a scholarship, download the application form
and mail it to the address on the form ensuring it is received by September 1st to be considered for this year.
For more info please send an email
2012 Winner - Greg Cantafio
Greg Cantafio attended St. Paul’s High School for four years, graduating in 2012. He excelled academically and maintained a high work standard, achieving honour roll status each year. Greg won the yearly student council spirit award twice. He was also chosen by his fellow students to become a member of the St. Paul’s Maroon & White Society, a select group of students who give their time to serve the needs of the school and the community at-large. Greg maintains a strong sense of community and is very much a family-oriented person.
Athletics have been an important part of Greg’s development; playing soccer since a young age, he continues to play with a competitive men’s team in the Manitoba Major Soccer League. Greg played for the St. Paul’s Crusaders in varsity soccer, as well as varsity football, the latter leading to the Winnipeg High School Football League Championship in 2011.
Greg enjoys giving back to the community, and has taken part in many hours of volunteering at places such as the Immaculate Conception Drop-In Centre, as well as volunteering during the 2011 federal election. Greg attended Italian classes at the Dante Alighieri for 8 years, learning the language and the importance of maintaining one’s own culture. Currently, Greg is enrolled as a first year student in the University-1 program at the University of Manitoba. He is studying calculus, chemistry, psychology, and physics. Greg is interested in the Engineering program at the university, with a focus on mechanical or civil engineering. He aspires to a career in engineering, one where he can be self-sufficient while also giving back to his community.
2011 Winner - Nicoletta Appleton
Nicoletta has numerous strengths and abilities. She is a very caring and kind individual who leads by example. Nicoletta has made an enormous impact on the school community. Her involvement and contributions to Westwood high school performing arts program by assuming several lead roles has assisted in the growth and popularity of musical theatre.
Ms. Appleton, as evident by her actions, is looked upon as a “student champion” of social justice initiatives. In her four years at Westwood, whether in the role of student council member or as a young adult who simply believes in helping others, Nicoletta can be counted upon to offer assistance to those in need. Evidence of her compassion assumed many forms such as the United Way Youth Day of Caring, church volunteer, sandbagging, Fair Trade committee, student council, 30 hour famine, Winnipeg Harvest food drives, etc.
She is a young lady who demonstrates a clear understanding of the “Big Picture” and is to be commended for having the belief and passion for acting on what is right with regards to social justice.
2010 Winner - Daniel Oberton
My name is Daniel Oberton. I graduated from St. Paul's High School in June of 2010 with honours. I'm presently in my first year at the University of Manitoba taking mostly Science courses. I hope to pursue a career in the medical field.
A major extra-curricular activity I've been involved in is chess. I was St. Paul's High School's chess champion for four consecutive years. I have won several provincial titles and have been part of the Manitoba provincial chess team. I have also competed at the national level.
I have been involved in many community activities both inside and outside of the Italian community. I have volunteered for several years at the Holy Rosary Church. I helped when the church had social functions for the catechism classes and their families. I have also volunteered at the Misericordia Hospital where I was a recreation supervisor for the residence of the hospital.
I would like to thank the Lupa Di Roma for presenting me with their scholarship. It was both an honour and privilege to receive this scholarship.