Scholarship awards are offered annually to recognize and reward students who have demonstrated exceptional academic performance, as well as to provide meaningful support to those with great financial need. By recognizing the achievements of outstanding students, the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation encourages the very best of our young Hellenes to continue their scholarly pursuit and strive to accomplish their highest goals. Each year the Foundation awards $250,000 in Scholarships. $20,000 of the $250,000 are allocated to the Music and Arts made possible by the late George and Angela Paterakis.
The selection of award recipients is made by an Academic Committee appointed by the Foundation’s Board of Directors. This Committee works independently and makes its decisions based on established criteria set forth in the scholarship application. Undergraduate students of Hellenic descent who are enrolled in an accredited university in any of the 50 United States are eligible to apply. The application opens in October of each year and must be completed by the end of January. The PanHellenic Scholarship Application is now completely digital and can be accessed directly on our website.
“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.”
The Awards of $250,000 are offered at two levels:
Twenty (20) Awards of $2,500 based on academic achievement.
Twenty (20) Awards of $10,000 based on academic achievement and financial need.
Within the $10,000 category, the PanHellenic offers scholarships that have been endowed by benefactors who may outline specific requirements.
The Georgia Sfondouris Mitchell Endowment Fund Music & Arts Scholarships
Given by the Late George & Angela Paterakis
The Varlan, Man, and Anderson Family Scholarship
The Varlan, Man, and Anderson Family Scholarship was endowed in 2021 via a gift from the Angelos Charitable Trust. This needs based scholarship is awarded to one student of some Hellenic ancestry residing, or attending college in, the Southeast who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, community service, and involvement in the Greek Orthodox church. Each year one (1) scholarship from the twenty (20) needs based scholarships are awarded the Varlan, Man, and Anderson Family Scholarship.
THE PANHELLENIC SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION IS PROUD TO INTRODUCE A NEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
PanHellenic Leadership Fellows will receive a renewable scholarship over their college career totaling $30,000. This scholarship is being awarded to sophomore college or university students who best meet a number of scholarship criteria– this includes displaying service and leadership in their community and chosen field of study; and having roots in the Midwest region.
These fellows will be paired and meet semi-annually with a mentor in their field of study. They will also participate in alumni initiatives and check-in with the PanHellenic quarterly to share their achievements and satisfy milestones that pave the way to receiving their subsequent year award.
Thanks to the generosity of the late George & Angela Paterakis, the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation is able to offer two (2) of our twenty (20) needs based scholarships to students pursuing their studies in the music and arts. Each year the Foundation awards two (2) outstanding students the Georgia Sfondouris Mitchell Music and Arts Scholarship.