One of the core tenets and responsibilities of the Dante Foundation is to award scholarship funds to students of Italian descent who have demonstrated outstanding potential. In 2014, Dante awarded $80,000 in scholarships and in 2015 this figure increased to $85,000 thanks to the hard work and generosity of our membership. Since its inception in 1984, the Dante Foundation has awarded more than $2.1 million to worthy scholarship applicants to help them achieve their academic potential.
The Dante Foundation mission is more critical and sorely needed than ever. With the cost of education increasing dramatically year after year, we find ourselves as motivated as ever to provide financial assistance to applicants seeking to fulfill their higher education dreams.
The true reward for Dante members is when we hear from scholarship recipients who have since moved from academia to robust careers. It has been said that the seeds we plant today provide shade for tomorrow; as such, we are blessed to be covered by the fruits of our labor in the form of motivated, successful and humble young adults who have grown into great oak trees.