Italian American Police Society of New Jersey

College Scholarship Program


The Italian American Police Society of NJ held its Annual Scholarship Breakfast at The Fiesta. College bound students were presented with $1,000 Scholarships in memory of law enforcement officers that have died. Several surviving family members of these officers, as well as IAPSNJ Executive Board members, were on hand to support these students. To date $300,000 in college assistance has been awarded by our organization. We are proud to assist these talented young men and women who are our future. Congratulations and Good Luck!










Each Spring we hold our Annual Scholarship Breakfast.   At this event the Society will 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 five 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 Students & parents and submitted to the scholarship committee usually a month before our Scholarship Breakfast. 


To date our organization has provided more than $300.000 in scholarships to college bound students. These students are our future!


Below is a list of attachments that are needed for submission of the

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  (12-29-2014)

Alphonse Imperiale Memorial Scholarship (April 21, 2018)