Through the generosity of the Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation, Padua Franciscan was able to offer two scholarships to incoming freshmen Nicole Ungaro ’25 and Sophia Kucera ’25 in the amount of $5,000 each, which is renewable each academic year. These young women join five other current Padua students as NOIA scholarship recipients.
“We are truly grateful for the generosity of NOIA,” said Principal Bob DiRocco. “Their continued commitment to students in financial need ensures access to a premier, Franciscan education. At Padua, young men and women can live within a community where all are challenged to achieve academic excellence and to live out a lifelong commitment to Christ in Holiness and Learning.”
About the Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation
NOIA is the region’s premier organization dedicated to supporting the community in ways that celebrate Italian heritage. The organization is comprised of passionate Italian-Americans, including distinguished leaders, whose reach extends to the highest levels of business, community and philanthropy.