2. The Cultural Program, to organize monthly Social Meeting and Special Events.
3. The Scholarship Program, to support our yearly awards to students in several areas, which depend on the generosity of our donors. We celebrate the awardees at our annual Awards Gala dinner to which major donors are invited to present the award to the student. Our awards are the following:
- The Maria Guarrera Wilmeth Awards: two awards of $500 each for outstanding Washington metropolitan area high-school students of the Italian language.
- The Elena and Antonio De Luca Award: one $1000 award to be given to an undergraduate or graduate student who has excelled in the study of Latin and/or Greek.
- The Luciana Montanari-Mendola Awards: one $1000 award for an undergraduate or conservatory student showing promise in piano performance and one $350 award for a high-school age pianist showing promise in piano performance. Examples of recordings must accompany your application and must include one piece for solo piano by Frederick Chopin.
- The Ruggiero Moriggi/ Vincenzo Palumbo Artisan Award: one $500 award to be given to a person who has excelled in the fine arts (exclusive of music), or to an artisan who has excelled in a traditional Italian craft (such as ceramics, jewelry, leather-working, furniture-making, musical instruments, lace work, fine fabrics, etc.). Written reviews and/or photographs, etc. of your work must be submitted to the Awards Committee. Age restriction does not apply.
- The Anna Menapace Award: one $300 award to be given to a high-school student who has excelled in the art of painting.
- The Patricia Segnan Award: one $1000 award to be given to an undergraduate or graduate student who has excelled in the study of Art or Art History.
- The young scientist Award: one $1000 award to be given to an undergraduate or graduate student who has excelled in one of the basic sciences: physics, chemistry or biology.