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 2019 . Here is the 2019 application. Note that deadline for submission is April 20, 2019.

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


Congratulations to our 2018 scholarship winners, Jason Stinnett and Mallory LaRusso.

Jason receiving his award from scholarship chairman, Frank DeMaria, with Mallory and President Anita Kretchik looking on.

Jason, son of Brian and member Becky Stinnett, graduated from Middle Creek High School where he excelled academically. He engaged in several extracurricular activities including Future Business Leaders of America and the lacrosse team. He also performed extensive community service.

Jason enrolled at UNC Charlotte in the fall.


Mallory is the daughter of Lawrence and Melanie LaRusso. She graduated from Apex High School with an outstanding academic record. She was in marching band, VP of the Environmental Club, and served as a tutor to other students. She also offered her services to several charitable endeavors.

Mallory enrolled at NC State University.

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:



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.