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LETTERS FROM OUR AWARD WINNERS


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George Stephwen Karas (2010), Harvard University
I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to you and the committee for selecting me as a recipient of the PanHellenic Academic Award. I am so humbled to have been chosen for this award knowing tha ... read more

Alexis Keramaris (2010), School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Ever since I was a small child, I have dreamed of attending art school. Since being recently named a recipient of the PanHellenic Scholarship, my dream is finally becoming a reality. I am glad to ... read more

Athanasios Kondilis (2010), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne
Please accept my sincere thanks for everything you did for me and for my education. I want you to know that I appreciate it and I will always remember all your hard work and effort you put forth on N ... read more

Nickolas Loukedes (2010), Saint Anselm College
I am writing to you to thank you for awarding me with a 2010 PanHellenic Scholarship. The award is a great honor, and I really appreciate your recognition of my academic achievements. Also, the fina ... read more

Dimitra Mouzakis (2010),, Columbia College Chicago
It is wonderful that studiers of the arts were represented, because the Greeks contributed so much to theatre, music, writing, and dance throughout history. I am very proud of my heritage and proud t ... read more

Anastasia Nitis (2010), Iona College
I am writing to express my sincerest thanks for being selected as an award recipient. It is a tremendous honor to be acknowledged by such an esteemed, prestigious organization, and to be a member of ... read more

Alexandra Plattos (2010), University of Illinois at Chicago
It is with deepest appreciation that I express my thanks for being chosen as a recipient of the 2010 PanHellenic Academic Award and Scholarship. Even though this event was a few months ago, the fe ... read more

John Tucker Sigalos (2010), Vanderbilt University
I am humbled, honored, and grateful to have been selected as a recipient of the 2010 PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation Award. Please accept my deepest thanks and appreciation for your philanthropy ... read more

Amalia V. Stavropoulos (2010), New York University
I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincerest apologies to you and the many members of the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation for not having thoroughly thanked you for the generous awa ... read more

Nikitas Tampakis (2010), Princeton University
I would like to sincerely thank you for awarding me with a scholarship recognizing my academic achievements. It is quite an honor to be among such outstanding Greek-Americans throughout the country. ... read more

Sydney Thayer (2010), University of Southern California
I am humbled and honored to be included as a member of the PanHellenic Honors Society and to have received this incredibly generous award from the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation. The funds awarded ... read more

Alex Athanasakopoulos (2009), Iowa State University
I wanted to sincerely and truly from the bottom of my heart express my gratitude for the financial aid your Foundation provided for me. I am now able to focus more clearly and aggressively on my acad ... read more

Katherine Georginis (2009), University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
I would like to extend my deepest gratitude towards you for bestowing upon me the honor of being inducted into the PanHellenic Honors Society as well as providing me with financial assistance through ... read more

Constantine Giannaras (2009), University of Illinois at Chicago
I can never thank you enough for the consideration and privilege that has been granted to me...It is an incredible honor and a godsend to find myself a recipient of such a prestigious award. My dream ... read more

Ellen Goleas (2009), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
I wanted to thank you for the wonderful generosity you have shown to me and to so many other students over the years through the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation. I have always been proud of my her ... read more

Kristina Hauptmann (2009), Ohio University
I am writing to express my sincere thanks to you and the rest of the Board of Directors. The PanHellenic Academic Award is a great honor, and my induction into the PanHellenic Honors Society will be ... read more

Thomas Hatzilabrou (2009), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
I am writing to express my gratitude for honoring me with the Foundation's High Commendation this year. I am so humbled by selecting me for this award among so many other qualified applicants from al ... read more

Panagiota Tania Karas (2009), Northwestern University
I want to express my thanks for the honor of being recognized as one of the nation's best and brightest Greek-American students by the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation. Thank you very much for this ... read more

Natalie Lalagos (2009), Illinois Wesleyan University
There are not even words to describe the gratitude that I feel towards your organization. When I heard the news I was filled with so much joy as I realized that I could stay at Illinois Wesleyan Unive ... read more

Leonidas Skiadopoulos (2009), Loyola University Chicago
I am writing this letter to truly give thanks to the PanHellenic Foundation, its distinguished board members, and especially to the Chairman and founder Mr. Christos Tomaras. I cannot express my grati ... read more

Debby Bouzeos (2008), Wheaton College
As I begin this new semester of my college career, I am overwhelmed by the generosity of the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation. I love my school and will forever be grateful for your immense support ... read more

Julian Chryssavgis (2008), Bowdoin College
...It is nothing less than a profound honor to be listed among the 2008 recipients and to be supported both morally and financially in my studies at Bowdoin College. Your scholarship is undoubtedly ... read more

Yanni Louloudis (2008), Northeastern University
I am deeply honored and extremely thankful for awarding me with the PanHellenic Scholarship grant of $10,000. It will undoubtedly aid in providing for my educational needs. Please accept my sinceres ... read more

Paulena Papagiannis (2008), Oberlin College
I could have been one of the stranded young students, full of promise but lacking the means to fulfill my dreams. Thanks to the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation, I am able to continue my education ... read more

Elisabet Katerina Tassis (2008), Johns Hopkins University
I am writing this letter to express my gratitude for the scholarship that has been awarded to me by you and your committee. I am so thankful and honored for the opportunities this scholarship will pr ... read more

Peter Nicholas Zervakis (2008), University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
I am writing to thank the Foundation for the very generous scholarship it presented to me...I was truly “blown away” to be included in the elite group of the students that were honored. The experienc ... read more

Costadina Aneziris (2007), University of Illinois at Chicago
I would like to extend my deepest thank you to the Foundation for their generous investment in my education. It is inspiring to see such a heartfelt effort put together by the board, organizers, and t ... read more

Margarite Bechis (2007), University of New Hampshire
Although this letter is a good two months late, the thanks I hope to convey to you and the rest of the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation will never be outdated. In December, I used the majority of t ... read more

Eunice Buhler (2007), Stanford University
Mr. Tomaras, what a great honor it was to meet you at the scholarship gala. Thank you for this prestigious award. It inspires me to know that the Hellenic Community is so supportive and enthusiastic ... read more

Stacy Economopoulos (2007), Illinois Institute of Technology
I would like to thank you for the PanHellenic Scholarship. I am deeply grateful to have been one of the lucky few to receive this generous and meaningful award. It was truly an amazing experience. ... read more

Demitra Athena Giannaras (2007), Loyola University
...I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. This scholarship could not have come at a more critical time in my life, and I pray that God blesses you always. The PanHellenic Scholarship you h ... read more

Eleni Gouvas (2007), University of Michigan
...It was humbling to be a part of this event. To be amongst the most prominent people who support students like me, and will continue supporting students like me, was thrilling. The evening gave me ... read more

Vasilios Kalas (2007), University of Chicago
I am deeply honored and grateful to be a recipient of the 2007 PanHellenic Scholarship Award. This extremely generous gift will help me further my education at the University of Chicago where I inten ... read more

Argie Maria Lafakis (2007), University of Alabama
My first trip to Chicago was awesome! It was a wonderful feeling to join other students in accepting a grant from the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation. We all had so much in common and I know all ... read more

Stratos Skarpathiotis (2007), University of Chicago
I'm writing you a long overdue letter to express my gratitude once again for the scholarship that you have given me. I know that I already thanked you on behalf of myself and all the other recipients ... read more

Marjorie Spiriliotis (2007), DePaul University
I am writing this letter today to thank you deeply and to tell you how grateful I am for all you have done for me. I know it has already been a month since the Awards Gala, but I have been overloaded ... read more

Stephanie Toronidis (2007), Drexel University
May God bless you and your associates for all the effort and work you put in to not only make several families happy and grateful but for sending this message across of keeping Hellenism alive within ... read more

Zaharias Fountas (2006), University of Chicago
This is Zaharias Fountas, one of the Greek students who was fortunate enough to receive the PanHellenic Scholarship this year. I am writing to express my heartfelt gratitude for the generosity of the ... read more

Effie and Peggy Gatsinos (2006), Benedictine University and Northwestern University
We would both like to take this opportunity to thank you for the recognition you bestowed upon us with the scholarships. Your work encourages young Greek Americans to work hard and pursue their dream ... read more

Alexis A. Mancini (2006), Brown University
My parents and I had a spectacular evening at the University Club of Chicago! The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation gala was a special and wonderful event. I would like to thank you and the Academi ... read more

Elitsa Nicolaou (2006), University of Michigan
I would like to thank Mr. Tomaras, Mr. Apostolou, and the entire PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation for the gift of this substantial award. It will definitely help me continue my education at the Uni ... read more

Kristen E. Pantazes (2006), The College of William and Mary
I am very honored to have been selected by the Academic Committee of the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation to be a recipient. I am both proud and humbled to have been selected, and will put this gen ... read more

William C. Toulios (2006), Saint Xavier University
I am very appreciative that you have given this great award to me. The everlasting distinctions in a person's life are the opportunities given for reaching excellence. This is what your society inst ... read more

Cassandra Flora Averell (2005), Baldwin Wallace College
I'd like to take this chance to let you all know how grateful I am for the very generous scholarship you awarded me during this past October. Your reward has worked as an unquantifiable aid in the pr ... read more

Nikolia Rallis (2005), Northwestern University
I would like to thank you once again for the great honor of having been awarded the PanHellenic Scholarship. It is with great seriousness that I undertake my studies at Northwestern University and thi ... read more

Katherine Rollins (2005), University of Notre Dame
Thank you once again for the very generous scholarship grant. I was overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of the Foundation in helping me achieve my goals. Currently, I am a student in the hono ... read more

Sam Papadakis (2004), Harvard University
I would like to thank you so much for this incredible honor. My apologies for not being able to attend this honorable banquet. I really wish I could have been there to accept in person. Your genero ... read more

Konstantine Papadopoulos (2004), Miami University
I am writing this letter in regards to my acceptance of your scholarship award. I would like to express my gratitude again through this letter and through my future success. The banquet in Chicago o ... read more

Afrodite Skaouris (2004), Northeastern Illinois University
I am writing not only to reiterate my gratitude for the grant you've offered me, not only to congratulate you for the wonderful event this past Saturday, but to also share with you that when I present ... read more

Constandina Giannakopoulos (2002), Loyola University
I am writing to once again thank you for the generous award the Scholarship Foundation has granted me. Still, I am overcome by the honor. I treasure the knowledge that you and the other esteemed memb ... read more

Jennifer Sambatakos (2002), Boston University
I am exceedingly grateful that you have chosen me to receive your very generous scholarship grant. It is especially rewarding that my accomplishments have been recognized by your organization, one so ... read more

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