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Scholarship Awards Update
01/22/2013

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS UPDATE

 

The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation, a not-for-profit national organization which has been awarding scholarships to exceptional Greek American students each year since 2002, is planning for the next Awards Gala to take place in June 2014.  The Foundation has moved the scholarship awards back one year in order to concentrate on additional educational programs and prepare for the establishment of its Endowment Fund. The next scholarship Awards Gala promises to be another unforgettable evening celebrating the accomplishments of our youth, together with an award to an outstanding member of the Greek American community.  

 

The latest Awards Gala took place on June 16, 2012, when scholarships totaling $250,000 were awarded to forty of the best and brightest students from across the nation.  The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation also celebrated its 10th anniversary that evening, which was a significant milestone in the organizations' history.  To date, the Foundation has awarded hundreds of students with significant financial support toward their higher education. We encourage you to visit our website and meet all of our past recipients—and see what great things they are doing to build a better America through Education & Hellenism.

 

The scholarship application for the upcoming 2014 event will be posted in the coming months directly on our website.  Interested applicants are encouraged to join the Foundations mailing list in order to receive news and updates—and to be the first to download the application.  All eligibility requirements will be fully outlined in the application, and students with any questions should contact info@panhellenicscholarships.org.

 

HELLENIC BIRTHRIGHT – CREATING A LASTING IMPACT

 

Hellenic Birthright, the Foundation's newest educational and cultural enrichment program, was met with glowing success in the summer of 2012.  Selected participants visited Greece and gained the experience of a lifetime during the 5-week program, offered in collaboration with Anatolia College and their School of Higher Studies, the American College of Thessaloniki.  The overwhelming feedback from the inaugural participants has been tremendous and the chance to visit their ancestral homeland for the first time has left a lasting impact on all of their lives.  To read the first-hand accounts of our inaugural Hellenic Birthright participants, please visit our blog at greekscholarships.net.

 

Hellenic Birthright connects American students of Hellenic descent with their ancestral homeland through uniquely tailored educational and cultural activities that blend academics, art, architecture, and history.  The study abroad program was conceived and created by the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation for students who have never visited Greece and, other than airfare, is offered with all expenses paid by the Foundation to those of limited financial means. 

 

Hellenic Birthright will be repeated during the summer of 2013, this time with a larger number of students than before. Undergraduate students, ages 18-25, are encouraged to apply.  Dates, along with the application for the 2013 summer Hellenic Birthright program will soon be posted online.

 

IN GRATITUDE

 

The generous contributions of the Foundation's Board of Directors, donors and supporters have also made it possible for us to continue awarding these amazing young scholars during the last several years.  We are deeply grateful to all those who contribute to our cause with special thanks to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, whose support of education has elevated them to one of the highest philanthropic organizations in the world. To see how you can get involved and make a difference in a young Greek American's life, please visit our website today.

 

 

The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation wishes everyone a

happy, healthy, and prosperous year ahead.


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