IABF College Scholarships

The Italian American Baseball Foundation awards college scholarships to deserving student-athletes who express pride in our culture and heritage. 

  • All awardees must follow the application process.
  • Our goal is to honor graduating high school seniors or current college players.
  • An IABF scholarship committee will select the winners each year.
  • The scholarships are open to Americans and international students from Italy.

Note: Scholarship amounts vary per year. Scholarship recipients can not apply again in future years.”


  • April 1, 2024 at Midnight EST


  • Must be an IABF member ( or parent )
  • Italian American heritage of at least 25%
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Current roster of a college Baseball/Softball team
  • Financial need

Application Requirements

  • Application form
  • Most recent transcript
  • 2 letters of recommendation from non-parent (teacher, coach, employer)
  • Most recent FAFSA form to determine financial need
  • Essay describing themselves and the reasons why they are applying for the scholarship. The applicant can also discuss their Italian American heritage and their favorite Italian American baseball/softball player
  • Make themselves available for an interview with Scholarship committee members

Scholarship Application Form

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    Applicants must also make themselves available for an interview with the Scholarship committee members.(Required)
    If you have any questions please send them to [email protected]

    You can also download a copy of the scholarship form below.

    2023 IABF Scholarship Winners

    • Vincenzo Bruno – Staranzano, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy – Monroe College
    • Samuele Bruno – Nettuno, Italy – College of the Desert
    • Izabella Cimino – Farmingdale, NY – Florida Atlantic University
    • Joey DiMotta – Commack, NY – Farleigh Dickinson University
    • Vincent Gangone – Brooklyn, NY – John Jay College
    • Sofia LaSpina – Bellmore, NY – Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Ryan Micheli, Sachem HS – Stony Brook University
    • Francis Olivieri – Bayville, NY – Gettysburg College
    • Chiara Ruberto – Anzio, Italy – Xaverian High School
    • Federico Tiburtini – Parma, Italy – Ventura College
    • Anthony Tufano – East Williston, NY – Catholic University

    2022 IABF Scholarship Winners

    • Francesco Bonvini, Parma Italy, Kingsborough Community College
    • Carmine Carbone, Brooklyn; St. Joseph’s University (Brooklyn)
    • Dylan Fanelli, California; Allegheny College
    • Luke Filippi, Long Island; University at Albany
    • Gianna LaSpina, Long Island; Southern New Hampshire University
    • Matthew Mondrone, Upstate, NY; McDaniel College
    • Daniel Monti, Italy; Sonoma State University
    • Anthony Prisinzano, Long Island; College of Staten Island

    2023 IABF Scholarship Winners

    2022 IABF Scholarship Winners

    2021 IABF Scholarship Winners

    • Francesco Bonvini, Parma, Italy; Kingsborough Community College
    • Franco Logozzo, Patchogue, NY; St. Joseph’s College
    • Shannon Russo, New Jersey; Raritan Valley Community College

    2021 IABF Scholarship Winners

    2021 iabf scholarships