Cyprus Children’s Fund Awards 18 Students with $42K in Scholarships

September 15, 2020

NEW YORK – On September 10, the Cyprus Children's Fund (CCF) announced that it had chosen 18 students to receive $42,000 in scholarships. CCF said that it was dedicated to its mission of awarding these prizes, especially during these difficult times.

Like every year, CCF received a large number of high-quality applications. The members of the Scholarship Committee of the organization, with Chairwoman Elena Anastasiou Rossi based their selections on need and merit.

The Cyprus Children's Fund, Inc. grants scholarships to students of Hellenic descent that study full time at American Colleges/Universities. The selection of the awards takes place in New York each year, after the applications have been completed and submitted (the deadline to submit applications is April 30 each year).

The President of the Cyprus Children's Fund Nicos Zittis said, "despite the very difficult circumstances due to the pandemic, we are still in the position to provide a respectable amount of scholarships again this year. The recipients of our scholarships is a group of young women and men with extraordinary academic achievements and talent. We were very impressed with their applications and feel that by awarding them our scholarships, we contribute towards the development of very capable and progressive leaders for tomorrow’s world. Congratulations to all of them!”

Regarding the scholarships, Rossi went on, “the philosopher Diogenes said, ‘the foundation of every state is the education of its youth.’ The Cyprus Children’s Fund is very proud to continue honoring that charge. Despite the challenging conditions we continue to navigate, we are very committed to providing scholarship support for students earning graduate and undergraduate degrees in American colleges and universities. This year’s recipients are pursuing a wide range of study and research including theology, the arts and literature, law, medicine, education and many fields of science and technology.”

The full list of the scholarship winners is below:

Dennis Droushiotis Award-Funded by the Cyprus-US Chamber of Commerce: George Gemelas.

Makarios Awards-Funded by CCF: Panayiota Panayioti, Stefanos Charalambous, Michael Koutoumbas, Alexander Darna, Anna Maria Stylianou, Christiana Miltiadous, Stefanos Kyprianou, Maria Poulli;

CCF Awards-Funded by CCF: John Petris, Christopher Dimitropoulos, Emily Phillipou, Stephen ManaridIs, Foivos Geralis, Emily Aspromalis, Angelos Pitsillis, Sophia Petrou, Demetrios Petrou.

The 2021 scholarship applications will be available January 1, 2021 to students of Hellenic origin who are citizens of the United States, Greece and/or Cyprus. Eligible students must be enrolled in September 2021 on a full-time basis in a U.S. accredited College or University. Applications MUST be postmarked the latest by April 30, 2021 and MUST follow all instructions.

Applications will be available on the organization’s website: www.Cyprus-childrensfund.org.

Cyprus Children’s Fund; 15W. 38th Street, New York, NY 10018, USA

(temporary address). Tel: 212-696-4590 Fax: 212-532-9640.


WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NY – In the presence of distinguished guests, the vasilopita was cut by the Federation of Greek American Educators in the community hall at St Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Washington Heights on January 23.

Top Stories


ATHENS — A severe weather front has hit Greece, with below-freezing temperatures and snowfall in many parts of the country, including the capital Athens and many Aegean islands.


BROOMALL, PA – The community of St Luke in Broomall held the annual cutting of the Vasilopita event on January 23.


ATHENS – Women in Greece – those who survive – are coming out to report domestic violence that has become endemic in the county, with 5,705 cases in the first 10 months of 2021, when there was a rash of femicide.


Ouzo Talk Latest Podcast Features My Greek Odyssey’s Peter Maneas

SYDNEY – The latest episode of the Ouzo Talk Podcast for the Greek diaspora is now available, with Peter Maneas, host of the TV series My Greek Odyssey, joining Tom Skolarikis and Nick Athanassiou in the studio to discuss the hit series.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.