Italian American Police Society of New Jersey

College Scholarship Program

 2019 Scholarship Recipients

This morning, Sunday, 5-19-2019, we held our Annual Scholarship Presentation Breakfast at The Red Knot at Galloping Hill Golf Course.  More photos will be posted here soon.

Congratulations to the 2019 Italian American Police Society of New Jersey Scholarship Recipients. To date our organization has provided more than $250.000 in scholarships to college bound students. These students are our future!


Chloe Jean Nardone  -  Lt. Rocco Niisivoccia Scholarship
DePaul Catholic High School, Wayne

Frank Battaglia  -  Prosecutor Andrew Rutolo Scholarship,
Hasbrouck Heights High School

Hailey Levis  -  Detective Michael Morgan Scholarship,
Indian Hills High School, Oakland

Raquel Marie Migliorino -   Officer Stephen Petruzzello Scholarship,
Montville High School

Katrina Pucciarelli  -  Detective Marc DiNardo Scholarship,
Immaculate Conception High School, Lodi

Madison Oratio  -   Officer Mary Ann Collura Scholarship,
Indian Hills High School, Oakland

Maeghan Grace Serrone  -  Captain Alphonse Imperiale Scholarship, Phillipsburg High School

Jenna Nicole Manfre  -   Captain Kathy Mazza Scholarship,
Howell Twp. High School

Victoria Pantina   -   Trooper Philip Lomonico Scholarship,
Governor Livingston High School, Berkeley Heights

Sara Meg Caporuscio   -   Sergeant John Raineri Scholarship,
Ramapo High School, Franklin Lakes


Below are the 2018 Scholarship Recipients




Below is a list of attachments that are needed for submission of the scholarship application.

1.  PSAT or SAT results.
2.  Most recent grade transcript showing all high school grades to date.
3.  Any letters of acceptance received along with the estimated cost for attending the institution.
4.  A copy of your parent's income tax statement for the previous year. (see application for the correct year)
5.  A signed statement from the student, describing themselves and their future personal, academic and career plans.

Trooper Philip Lamonaco,NJ State Police  12-21-1981

Capt. Kathy Mazza, Port Authority of NY & NJ PD  9-11-2001

Police Officer Mary Ann Collura  Fair Lawn PD 4-17- 2003

Det. Marc DiNardo, Jersey City PD - 7-21-2009

Sgt. John Raineri,  NYPD Columbia Association

Det. Michael Morgan,  Newark Police Department

Lt. Rocco Nisivoccia,  Essex County Prosecutors Office

Andrew Ruotolo,  Essex County Prosecutors Office

Alphonse Sierchio Memorial Scholarship

Police Officer Stephen Petruzzello Memorial Scholarship  (12-29-2014)

Alphonse Imperiale Memorial Scholarship (April 21, 2018)

2019 Scholarship Committee:
Jerry Onnembo-Chairman
Vincent Nardone
Janet Bosi
Daniel Sollitti
John Lazzara
Mike Puzio
Joseph Simonetti

Fausto Rossy

Each Spring we hold our Annual Scholarship Breakfast, at this event the Society present 10 $1000 scholarships in memory of Italian American Police Officers that lost their lives in the line of duty.   These scholarships are available only to the children or grandchildren  of members who are college bound high school seniors.  Members must have been in good standing with dues paid for four consecutive years. Members that meet the above criteria that DO NOT have children can submit nieces and nephews in certain circumstances.  For more information please contact the committee for more details. An application needs to be filled out by the parents and submitted to the scholarship committee usually a month before our Scholarship Breakfast