Applications must be filled out online with supporting documentation uploaded completely by the candidate by March 15, 2019.  Only complete applications will be accepted, incomplete packets will result in disqualification.  Signature page must be completed and uploaded with the supporting documentation.


*Sending Districts: Prospective applicants attending alternative high schools are encouraged to apply if their sending district is listed on the website.

Each application packet must contain:

John Masse Memorial Scholarship Fund 2019

Liz Ragusa, Nick Fabiano, John Basile, Nick Messere, Daniela Nizamoff, Olivia Smelas, Willow Martin, Pat Garofalo, John Garofalo

Rumson-Fair Haven Regional Shore Regional

Amici will be awarding three scholarships at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year.  Eligible candidates are high school seniors graduating in June 2019 that will be attending an accredited junior college, college or university during the 2019-2020 academic school year.

Applicants will be evaluated and judged on the following criteria:
    a.   Scholastic record
    b.   Community Service
    c.   Two letters of recommendation

    d.   Personal statement on “service to others”

Scholarship awards will be sent directly to the school to be attended, in the winner’s name and applied to their account.

I want to send a special thanks to the committee for giving their time to make this year's scholarship a success.

Scholarship committee:

Nina Brilli, Milena Melone, Ed Pascocello, John Basile, Nick Messere, Carrie Pasch and Sue Basile




Congratulations to all the 2018 winners


Filomena Nizamoff, Daniela Nizamoff, Robert Nizamoff, Matthew Smelas, Olivia Smelas, Lisa Smelas, Nicole Martin, Scott Martin, Willow Martin

1st Place

Olivia Smelas

Red Bank Regional H.S.

Board Members and Amici 2018 Scholarship Winners.


P.O. BOX 7413

Amici Italian-American Benevolent Association, founded in 2012, is a local organization established to promote Italian heritage among our families, friends and acquaintances, and to help people in need.
Amici will award three John Masse Memorial Scholarships to three high school seniors pursuing higher education in a junior college, four-year college, or university. Eligible candidates are graduating seniors wholly or partially of Italian ancestry, from an accredited high school, public, private or parochial within the catchment of the Amici membership. Scholarship denominations are $1500, $1000, and $500.  These schools and/or sending districts* include:

2nd Place

Willow Martin

Red Bank Regional H.S.

Middletown North

Red Bank Regional

Monmouth Regional

High school transcript with overall rank in class and grade point average


Two letters of recommendation (one of these letters must be from a school official and one must be from a community member who is not a relative of the applicant. An example would be an employer or supervisor from your volunteer experience)

Proof of Italian heritage statement and parent or guardian signature.

A completed online application form




Only the three winners will be notified.

Middletown South Red Bank Catholic Mater Dei

3rd Place

Daniela Nizamoff

Middletown High School South