TSDOI Lodge 2817

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

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


TSDOI 2817 is awarding up to two $750 scholarships. Only direct descendants of TSDOI members in good standing are eligible. Winner(s) must enroll in an accredited college or university in the fall of 2020 . Here is the 2020 application. Note that deadline for submission has been extended to May 31, 2020.


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


Congratulations to our 2019 scholarship winners, Julia Connor and Austin Cicero.


2019 TSOI scholars

Austin and Julia receiving their awards from selection committee members Ro Verna and Jan DiSantostefano


Julia, daughter of Caroline and Sam and granddaughter of Fran and Bob Giannuzzi, graduated from Cardinal Gibbons High School where she excelled academically. She engaged in several extracurricular activities including Franciscan Youth International and as lead keyboardist for a number of musicals. She also performed extensive community service and as a TSOI youth member, assisted at movie nights, breakfasts, and the International Festival Italian cultural booth.

Julia is enrolled at the University of South Carolina in its honors program.

Austin is the grandson of Vera and Len Cicero. He graduated from Garner High School with a solid academic record. He played soccer there all four years. His extensive community service includes five trip mission trips in the US and one to Argentina. He was a member of the ACE Mentor program and placed second in Design Blitz sponsored by Red Hat.

Austin is at Appalachian State University where he is majoring in graphic design and minoring in photography.

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


Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA) Merit Scholarships:

Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA) also awards merit scholarships. For more information please click on this link: http://www.osia.org/programs/scholarships



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.