Italian American Police Society of New Jersey

Scholarship Program


The 2019 Scholarship Breakfast will be on May 5th.  Location to be announced.

The Application is now available here.  Right click and save to your computer and follow the instructions.  Any technical issues,  contact us at

Application Deadline is March 21st





The 2018 Breakfast was held on Sunday Morning, May 6th 10:00 am at The Fiesta in Wood-Ridge.   

Below are the 2018 Recipients

Tatianna Competello​ 
Donovan Catholic HS, Toms River
Capt Kathy Mazza Memorial Scholarship

Alessandra Lucia Pronti     
North Arlington HS
Trooper Philip Lomonico Memorial Scholarship

Adriana Saab                     
Indian Hills HS, Oakland
IAPSNJ President Scholarship

Nicole Venditti         
Pascack Hills HS, Montvale
Ofc. Mary Ann Collura Memorial Scholarship

Erin DeVito           
Lenape Valley HS, Stanhope
Det. Marc DiNardo Memorial Scholarship

Francesca Salvatoriello       
Cedar Grove HS
Sgt. John Raineri Memorial Scholarship

 Julia Oratio     
Indian Hills HS, Oakland
Lt. Rocco Nisivoccia Memorial Scholarship 

Natalie Booth         
Mount Saint Dominic Academy, Caldwell
Prosecutor Andrew Rutolo Memorial Scholarship

Jared Chimento       
Bayonne HS
Det. Michael Morgan Memorial Scholarship

Joseph Matuszek       
Hackettstown HS
Ofc. Stephen Petruzzello Memorial Scholarship




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 

2017 Scholarship Committee:
Jerry Onnembo-Chairman
Vincent Nardone
Chris Mincolelli
Daniel Sollitti
John Lazzara
Mike Puzio
John Marcelli

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