Application packages are sent out in early January to all public and Catholic high schools in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Students can obtain a package at the school guidance office. All pertinent information is included in the package.
Each school is limited to four (4) submissions, which are determined by the school and submitted through the school guidance office. The deadline is February 28th.
The Dante Scholarship Committee carefully considers every submission. Approximately 15 applicants are selected each year to appear before the committee for personal interviews. Students are then selected as winners of the $5,000 awards.
Presentation of $5,000 checks, written to individual students, is made each year at the Annual Dante Garden Party, held in late June or early July.