Triangle Sons of Italy Lodge 2817

We exemplify the very best of what it is to be Italian American

Triangle Sons of Italy Lodge 2817 - We exemplify the very best of what it is to be Italian American


TSOI 2817 is awarding two $750 scholarships. One recipient must be a direct descendant of a TSOI member in good standing. The other award will be available to an Italian American student residing in the immediate Triangle area. Both students must enroll in an accredited college or university in the fall of 2017. The deadline for submission has passed.  Applications are currently under review.

These scholarships are supported by Lodge fundraisers as well as donations from our members and friends.


Congratulations to our 2016 scholarship winners, Hannah Dobrogosz and Luisa Ferrari.

Hannah is the daughter of Glenn and Tonya Dobrogosz and granddaughter of lodge members, Walt and Donna Dobrogosz. As a student at Western Guilford High School, she not only had an excellent academic record but also participated in several extracurricular activities including serving as Yearbook head editor and head editor of the school newspaper as well as acting in a number of school plays.

Hannah enrolled at Elon University in the fall.

Luisa, daughter of Dr. Guido and Dr. Lisa Ferrari, graduated from Durham Academy where she excelled academically. She served on the Student Leadership Council and led a tutoring club. An accomplished dancer, Luisa led a dance club, performed on a competitive dance team, and directed and performed in musicals. She also served a summer internship at a women’s clinic and children’s center in Tanzania.

Luisa is attending Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies, majoring in International Health.

The Lodge congratulates both of these fine young ladies and wishes them well in their academic pursuits.


Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) Merit Scholarships:

Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) also awards merit scholarships. For more information please click on this link:



Consider making a memorial contribution in the memory of a loved one.

If a donation of $750 or more is received as a memorial, the awarded scholarship will be named after your loved one.

Send your donation (any amount is welcome) in the form of a check, payable to TSOI -2817 to:

Treasurer: Bob Giannuzzi
548 Clarenbridge Drive
Cary, NC 27519

Please indicate if it is regular donation or a memorial donation.

Donations are not tax deductible.