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THI Canada Launches Scholarship Program for Greek Students to Study in Canada

ATHENS – The Hellenic Initiative Canada (THI Canada) is launching a scholarship program designed for Greek students residing in Greece who wish to study in Canada. THI Canada, a charitable organization registered in Canada, will grant two scholarships, each valued at $10,000 CAD, to eligible students admitted to a Master’s program at a Canadian university for the 2024-2025 academic year.

THI Canada is delighted to collaborate with the Embassy of Canada in Athens to inaugurate the Scholarship Program on May 10th. The reception will be hosted by Ambassador Anna-Karine Asselin, who expressed her gratitude for this initiative. She noted, “The THI Canada scholarship program is an exceptional endeavor that will provide Greek students with an opportunity to experience Canada’s world-class education system and acquire a wealth of knowledge and expertise to bring back to Greece.”

The scholarships will be granted to exceptional graduate students who display a deep passion for their chosen field of study. Priority will be given to students pursuing disciplines that are in high demand in the Greek workforce, particularly in areas of leading-edge technologies or specialized fields that address present and future needs.

To contribute to efforts in reversing the brain drain phenomenon, preference will also be given to students who intend to return to Greece upon completing their studies. In line with this objective, THI Canada will collaborate with partners in Greece and Canada to provide training and work experience for students returning to Greece. This initiative aims to contribute to the growth, prosperity, and well-being of Greek society.

Tula Alexopoulos, Chair of THI Canada’s Education Committee, expresses hope that “the Scholarship Program will generate interest in Canada’s outstanding university programs and foster stronger connections between Canada and Greece. Our objective is to assist Greek students in pursuing studies in Canada and provide opportunities for them to shape the future of Greece.”

To be considered for the THI Canada Scholarship Program, applicants must be Greek citizens residing in Greece, accepted into a graduate program at a Canadian university, and maintain a minimum grade point average of 8 out of 10 from their undergraduate studies. For detailed information on the criteria, eligibility, and application process, please visit THI Canada’s website.

Established in 2016, The Hellenic Initiative Canada is a local chapter of the global organization, The Hellenic Initiative. Its primary goal is to support vulnerable groups during the Greek financial crisis. THI Canada’s mission revolves around mobilizing the generosity of Greek-Canadians and Philhellenes to provide assistance to those in need, including programs to alleviate poverty by offering essential resources such as food, as well as initiatives in healthcare to provide medical services. Furthermore, THI Canada strives to advance education and skills training.

More information is available online: www.thehellenicinitiative.ca.

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