John Amicucci: Scholarship Foundation Aids Italian-American Students LOGO •Construction executive John Amicucci supports a number of education programs in his community. Among these is the Columbus Citizens Foundation, which offers a scholarship program that grew out of long-held Italian-American values: pursuing success through education, establishing a secure home, and providing for their families and the community. •More than 4 million Italians immigrated to the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Now, more than 20 million people of Italian heritage live in the United States. The Columbus Citizens Foundation believes that everyone should have access to a good education, regardless of his or her ability to pay for it. •The foundation, which has about 600 members, gives scholarships to all levels of students, including elementary and college-bound. Many students who apply for scholarships will be the first in their families to attend college. The scholarships are funded by donations from members and friends, as well as sponsorship of such events as the foundation's Columbus Celebration.