John R. Mott
John Mott worked hard his entire life to give to others. Today, the fruits of
his efforts are continuing to do just that, through the John R. Mott Scholarship
Mr. Mott believed deeply in the value of education. Proud of his heritage as an
Italian American, he established a legacy to assist other Italians from Calabria
who need help in pursuing higher education.
Beginning in 2001, the Foundation has awarded a growing number of scholarships
for higher education to young men and women in Calabria, in amounts up to
$10,000. The primary requisites are the students’ financial need, academic and
civic achievement, and commitment to use their skills and knowledge to help the
region. Scholarship applications are reviewed by the board of directors of the
Foundation according to established criteria in a blind review process to ensure
fairness. Scholarships are awarded and academic performance is monitored to
ensure that the recipients are living up to the vision of the program.