Links to Financial Aid for Italian American Students
Scholarship Handbook for Italian American Students
Italian American Heritage Foundation San Jose
The U.S. - Italy Fulbright Commission
Sons of Sicily, San Jose
Immigrants in California
California has long been home to the largest number of immigrants in the United States, as European explorers arrived at its seaports as far back as the 17th century. Immigrants now account for over one-quarter of the state’s population and comprise a third of the entire labor force. As neighbors, business owners, taxpayers, and workers, immigrants are an integral part of California’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.
More than a quarter of California residents are immigrants, while nearly one in four residents is a native-born U.S. citizen with at least one immigrant parent.