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       The William F. DiPietra Foundation awards grants to media arts students at Long Island University, Fordham University and Archbishop Molloy High School.  Tuition grants are awarded to graduates of St. Elizabeth Catholic Academy. William (Bill) DiPietra attended all of these schools.  This year the Foundation will again sponsor a virtual, juried photography exhibition, and an art contest with a virtual exhibition of winning entries.


Fourth Annual William F. DiPietra Foundation Photography Exhibition

We are pleased to announce the fourth annual William F. DiPietra Foundation Photography Exhibition.  The exhibition will be a virtual gallery on the William F. DiPietra Foundation website.  The 2023 exhibition will feature the work of student photographers from Archbishop Molloy High School. (First Place-$200, Second Place-$150, Third Place-$100, Honorable Mentions-$50 Gift Cards)


Long Island University

The foundation presents a $500 award to an undergraduate student who shares Bill's love of film and filmmaking.  The recipient is chosen by the Department Chair.

Fordham University

The Foundation presents awards ($1000 each) to two students in the Department of Communications and Media Studies and three students in the Visual Arts Department.  The recipients are chosen by the faculty.


Archbishop Molloy High School

The Foundation presents a $1000 award to a student who demonstrates an interest in film/video or photography.  The recipient is chosen by the faculty.

St. Elizabeth Catholic Academy

The Foundation awards a $1000 grant to the Drama Club and $25 gift cards to the annual Art Contest winners.  The Foundation also presents $1000 tuition grants to two graduating students who are attending Catholic high schools and demonstrate high levels of academic achievement.  The recipients are chosen by the principal.

Addtional Grants

Holy Child Jesus Teen Drama Group,  Along Comes Hope (Pediatric Cancer), EMS FDNY Help Fund, FDNY Honor Emergency Fund, Fire Family Transport, Revolution Me Media Lab.

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