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Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia Announces 2021-2022 Scholarships

February 15, 2021

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia (HUC) on February 9 announced the HUC 2021-2022 Scholarships. This year HUC is offering 17 Scholarships: eight undergraduate, three undergraduate/graduate, and six graduate scholarships, totaling $58,500 to students of Greek descent or students who are declared majors in Greek Studies, regardless of heritage. HUC President Zoe Tripolitis added that the organization has also added four new counties to the student eligibility geographic area. The new counties are Northampton County in Pennsylvania and Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean Counties in New Jersey.

Eligible students may apply for one or more of the scholarships and are encouraged to visit the HUC website: www.hucphiladelphia.org for further details.

All applications must be received by Thursday, April 1.

For students of Greek descent or declared majors in Greek Studies:

Scholarships for Undergraduate Students:

Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a degree program at an accredited four-year college or university, or they must be high school seniors accepted for enrollment in such a degree program, and have outstanding academic qualifications. Please note that some scholarships have special eligibility requirements.

(a) Scholarships that require demonstrated financial need:

  • Dr. Michael Dorizas Memorial Scholarship, honoring the late Dr. Michael Dorizas, a widely respected educator,

    lecturer and athlete. $5,000

     

  • Founders Scholarship, honoring the founders of the Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia. $5,000

     

  • Dimitri J. Ververelli Memorial Scholarship for Architecture and/or Engineering, offered to a qualified student pursuing a degree in the field of Architecture or Engineering. This scholarship was established by Mrs. Anastasia Ververelli to honor her husband, Dimitri J. Ververelli, a past president of the Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia. $3,000

     

  • George C. Liacouras Memorial Scholarship, offered to a qualified student pursuing an undergraduate degree at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Established by Mrs. Effie Liacouras, this scholarship honors her husband, George C. Liacouras. $5,000

     

  • Theresa A. Chletcos Memorial Scholarship, offered to a qualified student pursuing an undergraduate degree in the field of education. Established in 2013, this award honors past president and founding member, Theresa A. Chletcos. This scholarship was funded through a bequest of Theresa A. Chletcos and her friends and family. $2,000

     

  • Goldie S. Vastardis Memorial Scholarship, funded by a grant from Mr. Louis Vastardis in memory of his wife. This merit scholarship is awarded to a student whose parents are stewards in good standing of St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church, Broomall, Pennsylvania. $2,000

(b) Scholarships that do not require any financial information:

  • Paideia Scholarship, a merit scholarship awarded to the child of a Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia member.

    Parent(s) must be current members in good standing for at least 3 years. $5,000

     

  • Cyprus Society Scholarship, offered by the Cyprus Society of Greater Philadelphia to a student whose family are

    members in good standing of the Cyprus Society for the past 3 years. $2,500

Scholarships for Graduate Students:

Applicants may be graduate students enrolled full time in or senior undergraduates accepted to a graduate program at an accredited university or professional school. Applicants must intend to enroll full time in Fall 2021. Postdocs (post PhD) are not eligible. Please note that some scholarships have special eligibility requirements.

(a) The following scholarship does not require any financial information:

Dr. Nicholas Padis Memorial Graduate Scholarship. Academic excellence is the primary consideration for this scholarship. Established in 1986, this annual award honors Philadelphia physician, first president and founding member of the Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia, Dr. Nicholas Padis. $5,000

(b) Scholarships that require demonstrated financial need:

John S. Manos, Esq, Memorial Graduate Scholarship, offered to a qualified student pursuing studies leading to a Juris Doctor (JD) Degree. Established in 2009, this annual award honors John Stanley Manos, Esq., Philadelphia lawyer and long-time member of the Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia. This scholarship is funded by the family and friends of John S. Manos. $2,000

  • Dr. Peter A. Theodos Memorial Graduate Scholarship, offered to a qualified student pursuing studies leading to a Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree. Established in 1988, this annual award honors Philadelphia physician, past president and founding member of the Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia, Dr. Peter A. Theodos. This scholarship is funded by Mrs. Peter A. Theodos. $1,500

     

  • Nicholas S. Hetos, DDS, Memorial Graduate Scholarship, offered to a senior undergraduate or graduate student of Greek descent with financial need pursuing studies leading to a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Established in 2001, this annual award honors Dr. Nicholas S. Hetos, Philadelphia dentist, past president and founding member of the Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia. This scholarship is funded by his daughters Catherine Skefos and Stephanie Cocke. $2,000

     

  • Maria Galanos Hetos, EdD, Memorial Graduate Scholarship, awarded to a senior undergraduate or graduate student of Greek descent with financial need pursuing studies leading to a graduate degree in the field of education or education-related studies. The recipient must matriculate in a graduate program of a nationally accredited university or college that has been conferring degrees since 1936, the year the Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia was founded. Established in 2011, this annual award honors Maria G. Hetos, EdD, an educator and past president of the Club. This annual award is funded by her daughters Catherine Skefos and Stephanie Cocke. $2,000

     

  • Kathleen and Nicholas Fisfis Graduate Scholarship, offered to a qualified student pursuing studies leading to a Graduate or Post Graduate Degree in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Medicine. Established in 2016, this annual award is funded by Kathleen and Nicholas Fisfis. $7,500

    SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDERGRADUATE OR GRADUATE STUDENTS

    These scholarships are offered to either undergraduate or graduate students. Qualifications are as stated above for each category of students.

     

  • Chios Liberation Memorial Scholarship, offered by the Chios Society of Philadelphia to qualified students of Chian descent in memory of all those who gave their lives for the liberation of Chios. $2,000. No financial information needed.

     

  • Chios Society of Philadelphia Koraes” Scholarship, offered to qualified students of Chian descent in memory and honor of past and present leaders of the Chios Society of Philadelphia. $2,000. No financial information needed.

     

  • Nicholas L. Gianopulos and Antoinette Manos Gianopulos Scholarship, offered to a qualified student pursuing a degree in the fields of civil engineering, architecture, or fine arts. Established in 2019, this annual award honors Nicholas L. Gianopulos and his wife Antoinette Manos Gianopulos. This annual award is funded by Antoinette Gianopulos, friends and family in memory of Nicholas Gianopulos. $5,000. Preference will be given to candidates who have financial need.

     

Undergraduate Scholarships:

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP?

• Determine eligibility status by visiting http://hucphiladelphia.org/undergraduate-application/

• Access and complete the Undergraduate Application on the same site

• Submit the following documents to hucscholarships@gmail.com. See application for more specific instructions.

o Academic transcripts and standardized test scores

o One letter of recommendation

o Essay (Chios Society scholarships require an additional essay)

o Page 1 of FAFSA Student Aid Report (for scholarships with financial need requirements).

Graduate Scholarships:

• Determine eligibility status by visiting http://hucphiladelphia.org/graduate-application/

Access and complete the Graduate Application on the same site.

Submit the following documents to hucscholarships@gmail.com- See application for more specific instructions.

o All academic transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (undergraduate and graduate)

o Resume

o Two letters of recommendation

o Essay (Chios Society scholarships require an additional essay)

o Page 1 of FAFSA Student Aid Report (for scholarships with financial need requirements).

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Applicants (Graduate and Undergraduate) must be of Greek descent, U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton or Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania; Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean or Salem Counties in New Jersey; New Castle County in Delaware. Students who are declared majors in Greek Studies may also apply, regardless of their heritage.

Applications for these scholarships are available through the HUC website: www.hucphiladelphia.org.

APPLICATION AND ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THURSDAY, APRIL 1.

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