The Greek America Foundation is proud to announce a $10,000 gift in memory of Elena Yakumithis, the late daughter of Kelly and Emmanuel Yakumithis of Toledo, Ohio. The gift is earmarked for our Scholarship Endowment Fund, which supports various educational initiatives for North American youth to travel and study in Greece. Along with the generous […]
Semester in Athens Scholarships
We offer Semester in Athens Scholarships for North American college students to study for a semester at U.S. accredited institutions of higher learning in Greece, including Deree, The American College of Greece and the Hellenic American University. The scholarship includes the cash equivalent of full tuition for a semester. The scholarship is offered twice a year to coincide with the academic semesters of the institutions.
Greek heritage is not a requirement for winning the scholarship. The Semester in Athens Scholarship is open to college students who are studying for a four-year college degree at an institution of higher learning in North America.
The Semester in Athens scholarship winner will attend a full semester of study in Athens and take the equivalent of 15 credit hours in courses. Each scholarship from the Greek America Foundation includes full tuition for a semester, valued at the cost of a complete semester of studies.
Scholarship winners will be required to cover their own room and board while in Greece and to take at least two courses (6 credits or more) related to Greece or Hellenism.
Ideal candidates are independent-minded students who wish to immerse themselves into the heart of an ancient capital city at an educational institution comprised of over 3,000 Greek and international students and who have a demonstrated commitment to their community.
The purpose of the Semester in Athens Scholarship is to foster a love for Greece and Hellenism in students who are passionate about making a difference in the world around them. The scholarship aims to accomplish more than making a semester in Greece affordable; it is about how Greece and Hellenic heritage inspires the recipient to transform his or her community.
Why Study Abroad Scholarships?
Study abroad scholarships in Greece were the primary focus of the Greek America Foundation's activities since the organization's inception.
For me, it was an experience I had, studying for a year at the American College of Greece in Athens, that laid the groundwork for my own involvement in the community.
As a result of this life-changing and transformative experience, I wanted to ensure that more students could have this same opportunity.
-Gregory C. Pappas
Founder & President
Greek America Foundation
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