Philotimo Scholarship Competition for Greek-American Students

One of the pages from the rare 9th century New Testament manuscript known as Codex 1424 which was returned to the Panagia Eikosifoinissa Monastery in Drama, Greece. Photo: Public domain

WASHINGTON – The Washington, D. C. Oxi Day Foundation is offering the following scholarships to five Greek-American students (Grades 6-12) who best describe “philotimo.”

First Place: $2,000 scholarship and an invitation to the Foundation’s October 25 black tie gala in Washington, DC, where the winner will be recognized
Second Place: $1,000 scholarship (two)
Third Place: $500 scholarship (two)

To apply:
1. Watch the Foundation’s video ‘The Greek Secret’ on the subject of philotimo at
2. In 500 words, or less, answer one of the following questions:
• What does philotimo mean to you?
• What are some extraordinary examples of philotimo that you have seen?
• What are some of the things you can do in your daily life to exhibit philotimo?
• How can philotimo improve your life?
3. Submit your answer to the Foundation via email at by Friday, October 5

1 Comment

  1. The Manatos pocket over 300K a year and give 2K away. OXI day foundation is a joke and everyone knows it but them. Its a Veterans foundation Scam and awards dont even go to Greeks.

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