Jun 2024

IABF Awards Record Funding Levels for Scholarship Program

The Italian American Baseball Foundation has increased its college scholarship offering for the fourth consecutive year.

One of IABF’s primary goals is to award scholarships to deserving student-athletes who express pride in Italian culture and heritage. The scholarships are open to Americans and international students from Italy committed to playing baseball or softball in college and maintaining high academic standing. 

IABF scholarship requirements include maintaining a 3.0 GPA, showing financial need, securing placement on a college baseball or softball team roster, and having 25% Italian heritage. All awardees must follow the application process, including writing a personal statement and interviewing with the scholarship committee, which selects the winners each year. 

2024 IABF Scholarship Recipients

  • Joshua Agriesti: Florida Broward Virtual HS – Arcadia University
  • Aidan Baglino: New Jersey – Fairfield University
  • Tyler Bonsignore: Long Island, MacArthur HS – Adelphi University
  • Vincenzo Bruno: Toronto + Staranzano, Italy – University of Bridgeport
  • James DelGaudio: New York, Regis HS – Emory University
  • AJ DeRose: Long Island, Mineola HS – Baruch College
  • Tommaso Ghidoni: Parma Italy, Clark State JC – Benedictine University
  • Michele Ghidoni: Parma, Italy, Clark State JC – Benedictine University
  • Severino Napolitano: New York – Queens College
  • Ruairi Rago: Long Island, Vandermeulen HS – Fitchburg State University
  • Samuele Sbardolini: Brescia, Italy – Fisher College
  • Jacopo Tamburini: Bologna, Italy – Beloit College
  • Filippo Venditti: Nettuno, Italy – Kingsborough Community College

Special thank you to IABF Scholarship Committee Chair Joe DiMartino and the scholarship committee for their leadership and execution in growing the scholarship program. Their commitment to the vision and mission of IABF continues to grow daily.

All scholarship recipients will be recognized at the IABF Gala on December 5 in New York City.

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