Madelyn Orsini Award

The Madelyn Orsini Award is presented annually to a female student who demonstrates the values of the WEDLI organization by her commitment to leadership and community service on Long Island. The annual award is a minimum amount of $1,000 and can be awarded to one or more recipients.

Applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Nominated by an active member of WEDLI or by a faculty member at the applicant’s attending university or college;
  • Have a future career goal focused on promoting economic growth and development on Long Island;
  • Currently resides in Nassau, Suffolk, Kings (Brooklyn) or Queens County;
  • Attends an institution of higher education in Nassau, Suffolk, Kings (Brooklyn) or Queens County; and
  • Successfully completed two years of undergraduate coursework or one year of graduate coursework.
WEDLI members are not eligible for the award; family members are eligible.

The 2023 WEDLI Orsini Awards application form may be accessed HERE. Application deadline is Friday, April 14, 2023. Scholarship winners will be determined by May 1, 2023. Please send completed application form, your letter of recommendation, and official transcript to Michelle McQueen by email at