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Peter Agris Memorial Awards Mark 29th Year of Grants to Greek Americans

BOSTON – The Peter Agris Memorial Journalism/Communications Scholarships recently kicked off its 29th year of providing critical financial aid to aspiring Greek American journalists and communications specialists. 

The grants are provided through a collaboration between the Alpha Omega Council of New England and the Agris family. Comprised of leading professionals of Hellenic ancestry, the Alpha Omega Council annually honors its late founder, Peter Agris, also the founder and publisher of The Hellenic Chronicle, for fifty years the premier Greek American national English-language weekly newspaper in this country. Agris, who died in 1989, was an Archon of the Greek Orthodox Church, a trustee of Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology, Anatolia College, The American College of Greece, and an Ahepan.

With over $630,000 provided to 130 recipients since 1993, the Award has created a network of Greek American media professionals working in digital, print, and broadcast media, as well as investigative journalism and documentary film.

The program will be accepting applications through its March 31 deadline. Criteria include: Greek American heritage; U.S. citizenship; current full-time enrollment as journalism or communications majors at the graduate or undergraduate level in an accredited college or university in the United States; active participation in school, community, church organizations; a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.   

Interested candidates should return the application, required essay, current transcripts, and professional work which enhances the application to Committee Executive Director Nancy Agris Savage by email to:  NancyASavage@gmail.com no later than March 31, 2021.

Applications may also be returned by mail: The Peter Agris Memorial Scholarships Committee, 9 Nonesuch Drive, Natick, MA 01760.

Questions may be directed to: NancyASavage@gmail.com and further information is available on the Alpha Omega Council’s website: www.alphaomegacouncil.com

Source: goarch.org


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