Message from Casola winner, Jack Coviello

June 2023
Casola 2023 Winner, Jack Coviello

Dear Patrons of Italian Culture,

I am writing this letter with immense gratitude to express my sincerest appreciation for being awarded the Casola Prize by your organization. The honor and support you have extended to me will have a profound impact on my educational journey and future endeavors.

This prize that you have graciously awarded me will further reinforce my commitment to the Italian language and serve as a testament to the dedication I have towards my academic pursuits. Recognizing the importance of fluency in Italian, I made the decision to change my major from Business Economics to Global Studies specifically to study Italian for a more extended period and eventually grew proficiency in the language. This choice reflects both my passion for Italian culture and my long-term career goals. I aspire to seek employment opportunities that celebrate and utilize Italian culture and language, and the fluency I gain will undoubtedly provide me with a competitive edge in the job market.

As someone deeply proud of my Italian heritage, I am committed to promoting awareness of the invaluable contributions Italian language and culture have made to the world. Looking ahead, I aim to utilize my knowledge and academic degree to champion Italian culture and language worldwide. One of my career aspirations is to work in diplomacy or global affairs, facilitating the growth of the relationship between Italy and the United States. In particular, I am highly interested in serving at the Istituto Di Italiano in Westwood, where my language skills can be utilized to promote Italian culture and language within my community.

Once again, I cannot emphasize enough how grateful I am for the Patrons of Italian Culture's generosity in awarding me this scholarship. Your support not only alleviates my financial burden but also fuels my motivation to pursue my dreams with unwavering dedication. I assure you that I will make the most of this opportunity and strive to become a proud representative of Italian culture and language.

Jack Coviello