A charitable organization supporting young Texans

Our Scholarship Program...


Over $600,000.00 in scholarships have been awarded since the founding of TIASF in 1982. Participants are selected without regard to race, creed or color.


Scholarships are awarded to deserving college student athletes, who participate in a school-sanctioned sport, make passing grades and have a financial need. Students are eligible for four years, providing they continue to meet the scholarship criteria. Up to 20 new scholarships are awarded every year.



Scholarship applications must be received by June 15 to be considered for the annual awards luncheon in August.



Download one of our Scholarship Application PDFs...

 High School Seniors Only

 Renewals and Current College Students Only



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Scholarships are given in memory of the following individuals whose lives exemplified the ideals that our organization stands for:


Luca E. Pontecorvo

Benny Tinerella

Kevin Appolito

Anthony (Tony) Mandola

Joe G. Butera

Anita Martini

Batiste (Bat) Mandola

Joe McDonald

Jess Brown

Chad Roberts

Ken Caminiti

Ben Galante

Bob Sussman

Kent Westmoreland

Charles W. Patronella



Johnny B. Mandola


Carlo Dechiro

Vice President

Daniel Sessions


Paul Galante


Ross Gagliano

Scholarships Chairman


Sam Biondo •  Charlie Cash  • Sandy Embesi • Sam Listi • Michael Patronella • Lynda Pontecorvo • Noxie Romano



Joe (Bubba) Butera • Matt Galante • Ciro Lampasas, Sr. • Damian Mandola • Frankie J. Pizzatola III • Cindy Richardson


Texas Italian-American Sports Foundation   •    713-863-0056   •   info@TIASF.org   •   PO Box 130163   •   Houston, TX  77219-0163