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The Foundation Looks Back at an Emotional and Successful Year, and Anticipates an Exciting Year Ahead


2016 Awards Ceremony and Gala
The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation's sold-out Awards Ceremony and Gala took place on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Ritz-Carlton, Chicago. The gala was held in memory of our beloved Founder, the late Chris P. Tomaras. At the event, the Foundation recognized this year's exceptional scholarship award recipients. Over $250,000 in scholarship awards were presented to these outstanding Greek American undergraduates from across the country. Click here to read the full story.


A Message from Our Chairman
This year has been one of transition for the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation. But the Foundation has continued to carry out its mission and fulfill the dream of Chris P. Tomaras, to provide exceptional Greek American students the means to pursue higher education. As highlighted at the 2016 Gala, the Foundation will focus on four initiatives for growth in the coming year. Click here to read our Chairman's message.

2016 Paradigm Award Honoree John S. Koudounis
The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation was proud to honor John S. Koudounis as its Paradigm Award recipient. He was recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of Calamos Investments, after serving as CEO of Mizuho Securities for several years as the youngest chief executive on Wall Street. Koudounis encouraged this year's award recipients to let their Greek heritage inspire them to pursue great things, work hard, and "follow their star". Click here to read an interview with Koudounis.


The 2016-17 PanHellenic Application is Here!
The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation's 2016-17 scholarship application is now available! Twenty (20) Awards of $10,000 each will be given based on academic achievement and financial need, and twenty (20) Awards of $2,500 each will be awarded based solely on academic achievement. Two of the $10,000 scholarships are awarded specifically to students studying music or the arts. The Foundation will accept applications from eligible college students through January 31, 2017. The scholarship application and the qualification criteria, requirements, and guidelines are available on our website.


Save the Date
Our next Awards Ceremony & Gala will take place on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Hilton Chicago. We will once again award $250,000 in scholarships to outstanding Greek American undergraduates. The Foundation's gala is considered one of the premier social events in Chicago, and is sure to be an enjoyable evening of dinner, dancing, entertainment, and a grand raffle. We hope to see you there!

Want to Learn More?
Click here to read our full October 2016 Newsletter! You will find a message from our Executive Director, read the biographies of our scholarship recipients, and find out what former scholarship recipients are doing now in our Scholar Spotlight section.


A Sincere Thank You to Our Donors for Their Meaningful Support
We are deeply grateful to all of our donors for providing significant financial support to the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation.


Premier Benefactors $10,000+: Anonymous, AHEPA and Supreme President John Galanis, Mrs. Roula Alakiotou, The Nicholas J. and Anna K. Bouras Foundation, Dimitri and Eleni Bousis, Robert and Violetta Buhler Family, Tassos F. Chronopoulos Family, Devanco Foods Inc., Dr. Irene Fountas and Family, Fresh Farms International Market, Hellenic American Women’s Council, Mrs. Barbara Javaras, John Koudounis Family, Demetrios L. Kozonis and Thomas Hatzis, John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation, Lewis Fresh Market, Drs. A. Tom and Katherine Petropulos, Andreas Proimos Family, Dr. George Skarpathiotis Family, Elaine, John, and Tom Sotos Families, and Svigos Asset Management. Click here to view all of our donors.


All photos from the 2016 Awards Ceremony and Gala are available on our website! Click here to view and download event photos.


For any questions or inquiries about the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation or the 2016-17 scholarship application, please visit or call our office at (312) 357-6432.