The Awards

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.

The Awards of $250,000 are offered at two levels:

  • Twenty (20) Awards of $10,000 based on academic achievement and financial need; including two (2) allocated for music and the arts.

  • Twenty (20) Awards of $2,500 based solely on academic achievement.

    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 can be accessed directly on our website.

“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.”



The Foundation’s Annual Awards Ceremony & Gala, is held in Chicago and is considered one of the premier social events of the Greek American community. At this extraordinary event, we recognize and celebrate our scholarship award recipients, as well as our annual Paradigm Award Winner. The Paradigm Award is bestowed to a distinguished Greek American whose career and accomplishments are a testimony to the Foundation’s mission who our scholars can strive to emulate. Support from the annual Gala raises funds for the Foundation’s scholarship program and general operating expenses.


Starting in 2017, the Foundation introduced an Alumni Weekend. The night prior to the Awards Ceremony & Gala, current recipients, PanHellenic Alumni, and other young Greek American professionals gather to welcome the new class of PanHellenic Scholars. Our Friday Night Welcome Reception not only helps us introduce new scholars to the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation, but gives them an opportunity to meet other exceptional young Greek Americans. Saturday afternoon, we co-host a mentorship luncheon with The Hellenic Initiative. Our scholars and alumni have the chance to receive top quality mentoring from leaders in their field. The weekend culminates with our beautiful Awards Ceremony & Gala on Saturday evening.