Enabling youth to gain a good education is a primary mission of Sons of Italy so it is no surprise that we are involved in a few youth award programs through our lodge, our sister lodge, the University of Manitoba and our national lodge.
The Lodge annually awards $2,000 to a student of Italian origin entering post-secondary education at a recognized institution
Sons of Italy Garibaldi Lodge gives a $1,000 award to a deserving student entering one of the trade programs at a post-secondary college.
Detailed information, criteria, deadlines and the application forms can be found on our Legacy Awards page.
Our U of M Scholarship is awarded in conjunction with the University of Manitoba, and it is presented to a student entering third year in the Italian Minor program. The award amount varies slightly, but is approximately $600, and the criteria are scholastic achievement and having participated in the first two years of the program. The scholarship is funded jointly between the University and the Lodge, and was awarded for the first time in 2003.
This $1,000 award is given annually and is available to a child of a member of the Order Sons of Italy of Canada. Thus a son or daughter, grandson or granddaughter, step-children and step-grandchildren of a member of our Garibaldi Lodge would qualify.