Casa Italia | Italian Cultural Center - 3800 Division Street Stone Park, IL 60165

Vocal Scholarship

Details for the 2024 Vocal Scholarship Competition and Awards Dinner will be posted when they become available.

Our 48th Annual Italian Cultural Center’s Vocal Scholarship Competition was founded by the late Josephine L. LiPuma, a noteworthy operatic talent and Italian Cultural Center Volunteer. The competition took place on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at the Italian Cultural Center, located at 1621 N. 39th, Stone Park, IL 60165. We awarded $5,500.00 in scholarships this year to five talented winners. 

The scholarship recipients showcased their talents at an incredible concert and dinner on Sunday, November 12th at Casa Italia.   

Thank you to our Vocal Scholarship Benefactors, Sponsors and Donors

2023 Vocal Scholarships

Josephine L. LiPuma 46th Annual Vocal Scholarship
$1,000 towards tuition

Italian American Executives of Transportation Vocal Scholarship
$1,500 towards tuition

Turano Family Vocal Scholarship
$1,000 towards tuition

Calabresi in America Vocal Scholarship
$1,000 towards tuition

Chicgoland Italian American Charitable Organization Vocal Scholarship
$1,000 towards tuition

2023 Vocal Scholarship Sponsors and Donors

Richard Augustine and Associates – Accompanist Sponsor

Sam and Mary Palumbo Family Foundation – Accompanist Sponsor

Jo Ann Serpico – Printing Sponsor

Nicholas Vangel Family – Printing Sponsor

Vito LaGioia – Printing Sponsor

Dominic Stramaglia – Supreme Lobster – Printing Sponsor

Belmonte Brothers Florist – Flower Donor

Jeannine Valentino – Core Donor

Lilia Juarez – Friend of Casa Italia Donor