FAITH Announces 2014 Scholarships

Fr. Nicholas Triantafilou, President of Hellenic College/Holy Cross, speaking with students.

Faith: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism, announced the “Faith Scholarships for Academic Excellence” (application deadline June 30) and “Faith Scholarships for STEM” Program for 2014.

In a press release, FAITH wrote that “each year since its inception, grants from Faith fund a series of merit-based scholarships to seniors graduating from public, parochial and private high schools in the United States of America for academic excellence. In 2011, the academic scholarship program eligibility was expanded from just valedictorians and salutatorians to also include students who display extraordinary academic achievement and display an acute need for financial support for their university studies. To date, many of the Hellenic American community’s most promising graduating high school seniors have been awarded these prestigious scholarships.

“In 2012, The Founders of Faith: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism were pleased to announce an expansion of its existing scholarship programs with a new scholarship program “FAITH Scholarships for Excellence in STEM,” which will offer funds to graduating high school seniors who have selected to major in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math). These new scholarships are an extension of the existing “Faith Scholarships for Academic Excellence,” for students entering their freshman year at colleges and universities in the USA. The FAITH-STEM Scholarships will award support to students for all four years of their undergraduate studies and be based on students’ abilities to fulfill the following three criteria: majoring in a STEM field, maintaining a high GPA, and participation/service in organizations related to the Hellenic and Greek Orthodox community.

‘“These academic scholarships are to support the best and brightest young people of our community and inspire them to accomplish something great for humanity.” said FAITH Founder Dr. P. Roy Vagelos. ‘I believe that the future of the US economy is dependent on STEM subject knowledge and mastery by our students. I know these young people will meet this challenge and have the potential to contribute greatly to these fields. The Founders of Faith are very pleased to support this important initiative and also support the young people of our community.’

“For more information and application materials, about the Faith Scholarships for Academic Scholarships, please visit: http://www.faithendowment.org/pdf/2014-faithacademicscholarship.pdf and/or www.faithendowment.org.

“Faith: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism will continue the Endowment’s partnership with the Fulbright Foundation of Greece by underwriting graduate and research scholarships through the prestigious US-Greece Fulbright Exchange program.

“In addition to these Academic Scholarship initiatives, Faith continued its support of a series of financial aid scholarships to students traveling to Ionian Village to experience Greece and learn more about their Hellenic heritage through visits to ancient sites, monasteries, and cultural institutions. In 2014, Faith is supporting 42 financial aid scholarships for young people to participate in Ionian Village.”