MERRILLVILLE | Sons of Italy, Merrillville Lodge 1220, presented its annual scholarships to three outstanding high school seniors recently at a banquet at The Patio Restaurant.
This year's recipients are Elisa Meyer, Jasmine Wissinger and Austin Qualizza.
Scholarship donors are the Rendina brothers of Rendina Funeral Home. In the past 32 years, the Merrillville Lodge of Sons of Italy has awarded more than 119 scholarships to Italian-American students who display outstanding scholarship, citizenship and leadership in their high schools and the community.
Tina Muffoletto, Lodge secretary, has headed the scholarship committee for 30 years.
Incoming high school seniors from local high schools who are of Italian-American descent are invited to apply for a 2014 scholarship through their high school before March.