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Major benefactors of 2005 PanHellenic Scholarship Fund include John Apostolou, Angelo K. Tsakopoulos, Dr. Tom Adams, Chris P. Tomaras
Academic Committee evaluating candidates for $100,000 in Grants to be presented to 10 college-bound Greek-Americans at Oct. 29 event in Chicago



CHICAGO, IL - Oct. 12, 2005   With only a few days left before their mid-October target date for selecting the ten Greek-American students who will each receive a $10,000 Scholarship Grant, the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation's Academic Committee has been working overtime to evaluate the candidates. "We've received six times the number of applications that we did last year," said Academic Committee Chairman Dr. George Alexopoulos. "So I've been working the members of the Committee much harder than ever.  But the high quality of the applicants, academically and in terms of their character, makes our work a joy... Hellenes everywhere can be very proud."






(L-R) Dr. Alexopoulos, Apostolou, Tomaras







In terms of financial support this year, Foundation founder and Chairman Chris P. Tomaras singles out Giordano's Restaurants owner John Apostolou as "truly generous" John and Eva are to be congratulated not only for their commitment to the future of Hellenism in America, but their desire to help those who need our assistance the most.While contributions by Apostolou, the AKT (Angelo K. Tsakopoulos) Communities Fund, Dr. Adams, Tomaras and others have brought the 2005 Fund close to its goal of $100,000, there are still several opportunities open for contributors or organizations to endow a Scholarship with the name of their own choice.  “Every donation is welcome, regardless of the amount," continued Tomaras, "but our $10,000 'Named Scholarships' are a unique opportunity to remember a parent or loved one, or create additional awareness and goodwill for one's business or organization.  I encourage those interested to call me directly for details on these tax-deductible donations." 


Sen. Sarbanes, Rep. Bilirakis to receive "Paradigm Award;" Special Guest: Glykeria


Distinguished Greek-American lawmakers U.S. Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes and Rep. Michael Bilirakis will receive the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation's first "Paradigm Awards" during the annual Awards Gala on October 29, 2005 at the prestigious University Club of Chicago.  "After such long and distinguished careers we want to be among the first to thank them for their service, and the example they've given every generation of Greek-Americans to come," explained Foundation Chairman Tomaras. 


World-renowned songstress Glykeria, "the Platinum Voice of Greece," will be a Special Guest at the Oct. 29 event, and will add her voice to the evening's program,   and NBC News' award-winning Anna Davlantes will Emcee.  Major contributors will be invited to meet  Sen. Sarbanes, Rep. Bilirakis, Glykeria, the Grant Recipients and the evening's other distinguished  guests during a pre-Gala reception in the President's Bar at the University Club.    


The tax-deductible donation for the Awards Gala is $100 per person; reservations can be made with Mrs. Sotos at (312) 357-6432 and seating is limited.  Valet service, and public parking directly across from the University Club, will be available.  Additional information is available at