AAwarded annually to students studying Italian or students of Italian descent who are in good academic standing and in need of financial assistance. Recipients must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person), and must meet OSAP’s Ontario Residency requirements. Endowed in 1997 by the National Congress of Italian Canadians Foundation (Eastern Ontario and Outaouais District) which is associated with The National Congress of Italian Canadians (National Capital District) to encourage and assist students and to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Giovanni Caboto’s landing on Canadian soil.