UNICO Kansas City Chapter Scholarships

Each year the UNICO Kansas City Chapter sponsors a number of events to raise money to fund scholarships for local high school graduates. Events include the UNICO Microbrew Festival, Kansas City Ethnic Festival and Festa Italiana, the largest fundraiser of the year. Scholarship recipients are honored each year at this event.

Since 2010, UNICO has awarded over $50,000 a year in scholarships to local high school students during our Festa Italiana event. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement and the display of UNICO values.

2014 Scholarship Applications are due March 1, 2014. Scholarship winners will be announced at Festa Italiana.

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UNICO National Scholarships

In addition to the KC Chapter scholarships, there are a number of national scholarships that are available. UNICO National offers a variety of scholarships for high school seniors, undergraduates and post graduate studies, including specialized scholarships based on specific fields of study. There are also various eligibility requirements based on the scholarship applied for, so you would need to review each scholarship individually. The UNICO National Scholarship deadline for submissions is April 15, 2014. We highly encourage any applicants that submit for our KC Chapter Scholarships to also submit for National consideration as well.

View the 2014 UNICO National Scholarships.

View the 2014 UNICO National Scholarship Application Requirements.

View the UNICO National Undergraduate Application

View the Torraco Memorial Nursing Scholarship

View the Sgt John Basilone Graduate Scholarship

UNICO Kansas City Fact

Since 2010, UNICO Kansas city has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships to local high school students of Italian American heritage. Proceeds from all UNICO events go towards charitable contributions in our community.


Service Above Self

UNICO Translated from the Italian means "Only One of its Kind", and the letters are interpreted Unity — Neighborliness — Integrity — Charity and — Opportunity.

UNICO is not-for-profit under 501 (c)(3).

Monthly Member Meetings

Join other UNICO members monthly to enjoy good Italian food, conversation and to stay up-to-date on the latest developments for the chapter.