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Massachusetts Education and Law Awards (MELA)

Join us as public servants and scholarship recipients are honored as shining examples of the hard work and achievements and characteristic of the Italian American community. The MELA Awards is a premier opportunity to recognize the best and brightest of minds and encourage the interaction of our scholarship recipients and their families with our accomplished leaders in public service. For the attendees and their families, this event will be the most impressive that the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts has to offer.

We exist to promote national education, charitable fundraising, secure adequate laws for the benefit of its members, enrich Italian culture and heritage, and to combat discrimination while protecting and upholding the positive image of the people of Italian birth or descent.

Our Goal, Vision & Commitment

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Our Impact

* Numbers reflective of state-level donations over the last 10 years. All local-level lodges donate independently in addition to state efforts. *



awarded in scholarships



given towards Alzheimer's Association, Casa Monte Cassino, Cooley's Anemia, and Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism



given toward disaster relief, including earthquakes in Italy and Japan, and hurricane relief in Texas and Florida



given towards other miscellaneous charities

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