The Greek America Foundation is pleased to announce the Semester in Athens Scholarship for study abroad at DEREE- the American College of Greece for 2018.
The scholarship, funded in memory of the late businessman and philanthropist Nicholas Tsakalos, covers tuition for a full semester, either spring or fall, or summer session (up to 15 credits). Admission is on a rolling basis (see application below) and is open to a student who lives in the Baltimore-Washington-Virginia area and is pursuing a four-year degree at one of the area’s institutions of higher learning.
The Tsakalos Semester in Athens Scholarship honors H&S Bakery, Inc. co-owner and philanthropist Nicholas Tsakalos and his life of generosity and service to the Greek-American community. It was established thanks to the generosity of (the late) Nicholas and Jeanne Tsakalos and with support from the members of the Baltimore-Washington Greek American community.
The purpose of the scholarship is to support growth and transformation through a study abroad experience in Greece and to promote understanding across Greek and American cultures. Greek heritage is not required, just a desire to learn more about contemporary Greece and its rich culture and history.
Semester in Athens scholarships comprise one of the main pillars of activity of the Greek America Foundation. Since 2010, sixteen students have been recipients of our scholarships for study abroad in Greece with more than $100,000 in grants awarded. Our alumni have reconnected with their heritage, pursued their academic goals, deepened their appreciation of Hellenism, made lifelong friendships, and shared these experiences with their home communities.
Our commitment to study abroad in Greece has led to the establishment of an endowment fund for student scholarships so that this program can be sustained into perpetuity. If you or your family are interested in naming a scholarship in memory or in honor of a loved one, please contact us.
If you’d like to make a donation to our scholarship endowment fund so that more young people from North America can have transformational experiences in Greece, please donate here.