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10 Winners of $10,000 PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation Grants Selected!
All applicants to be notified of results by mail


CHICAGO, IL - Oct. 18, 2005    The Nation's ten "best and brightest" Greek-American students, each of whom will receive a $10,000 Scholarship Grant from the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation, have been evaluated by its Academic Committee and the Board of Directors and notified via overnight express.




"With six times the number of applications of last year, the process of evaluating and ranking so many applicants was arduous; we needed every day since the August 31 deadline," said Academic Committee Chairman Dr. George Alexopoulos. "The high quality of the applicants should make Hellenes everywhere very proud, and I'm pleased that the Board of Directors has decided to send 'Certificates of Commendation' to the ten runners-up."  Foundation founder and Chairman Chris P. Tomaras says the names will be announced, "at the Gala in Chicago on Oct. 29, and not before."


Tomaras also reminds everyone that 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 in Chicago for Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago benefit concert Oct. 30


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.   World-renowned songstress Glykeria, who will be in Chicago for a concert  benefiting the Metropolis of Chicago "Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew" Clinic in Kerala, India on Sunday, Oct. 30 at Millennium Park, will be a Special Guest at the event, adding her voice to the evening's program.   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