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On July 15, the IAHF Scholarship Awards Ceremony was held during the Regional Luncheon. Before family and friends, two of our four scholarship recipients were honored and celebrated for their academic excellence and achievements. The students honored were:

  • Sophia Alloggiamento, an Archbishop Mitty High School graduate, received the $2,000 Scholarship from Il Cenacolo. Ms. Alloggiamento will be attending Chapman University in the fall, majoring in Film Production. The President of Il Cenacolo, Mr. David Cobb, was unable to personally attend the event to award Ms. Alloggiamento her scholarship. Felix Dalldorf, the IAHF President, read a statement prepared by Mr. Cobb.

  • Will Parks, a Bellarmine College Preparatory graduate, received the $1,500 John and Marge Valente Memorial Scholarship. Mr. Parks will be attending the University of Utah in the fall, majoring in Finance. Ms. Sharon Vignato, niece of Marge and John, presented the scholarship to Mr. Parks.

Two other students also received IAHF scholarships: Isabella Pistaferri and Maya Wolter. Ms. Pistaferri received a $2,000 scholarship from Il Cenacolo. Ms. Pistaferri was visiting family in Italy and was unable to attend the scholarship event. The IAHF will find a suitable future event to award Ms. Pistaferri her scholarship. Maya Wolter received a $1,000 scholarship from the IAHF. Ms. Wolter moved to the east coast prior to the scholarship event so the IAHF was unable to personally honor her.

These students are the role models and young leaders of tomorrow who can bring their Italian heritage and culture to the next generation. Their tremendous potential is very clearly reflected in each student showcased. The students we honored exemplify IAHF’s mission which is dedicated to preserving and promoting the spirit and passion of Italian heritage and culture by providing scholarships to students of Italian descent with close ties to the Italian-American community.

Thank you to our donors for their generous gifts to the scholarship program. We are thrilled to have your support. Through your donations, we have been able to continue to award scholarships. You truly make a difference for us, and we are extremely grateful.

-- Marie Dalldorf, Scholarship Chair 


New Scholarship Application material will be posted soon.

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The IAHF continues to fundraise and accept donations of any amount. If you are interested in setting up a fund to honor your family, please contact or contact the Scholarship Chair at Any questions can be left at 408-293-7122.


No donation is too small. Together we can make a difference in a student's life.


Thank you!  Marie Dalldorf, Scholarship Chair