Pittsburgh Chapter Scholarships

Last April, during a ceremony at the Priory, the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (NIASHF) awarded individual scholarships of $4,000.00 to four very deserving high school seniors.

In the last 33 years, the NIASHF has awarded scholarships to more than 150 Western Pennsylvania high school seniors. We invite you to distribute this to your graduating senior athletes and encourage them to apply.

The criteria for selection are as follows:


  • 1. High academic achievement
  • 2. Financial need
  • 3. Athletic ability at the varsity level
  • 4. Anticipated June 2020 graduation

The NIASHF does not discriminate on the basis of sex, creed, ethnic background, national origin or physical disability.

Please share this application with qualified student/athletes who may be interested in applying for our scholarships.

The scholarship application can be downloaded here.


Thank you for your continued support, time and cooperation.

~Scholarship Committee

Chapter Scholarship Recipients for 2018

Don Bacco Memorial Scholarship
Julia McAlister
Burrell High School

James Duratz Scholarship
Emily Rose
Hempfield High School

Dan Marino Sr. Memorial Scholarship
James Geko
Central Valley High School

Michael Morasca Memorial Scholarship
Nicholas Owen Wordopper
Elizabeth Forward High School

Dominic T. Roppa Memorial Scholarship
Brittney Adrian
Blackhawk High School

View all Chapter Scholarships Award Winners