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FAITH Endowment Announces Summer 2014 Financial Aid Travel Grants to Ionian Village

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Feb 21, 2014

Applications available now at www.faithendowment.org

NEW YORK – Continuing for the eighth consecutive year, “FAITH: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism” will once again sponsor a series of financial aid travel grants this summer to campers participating in the Ionian Village Summer Camp program. FAITH provides full and partial scholarships to those participants that qualify.

The travel grants are primarily need-based financial aid; however, each applicant’s academic performance will also be weighed into the evaluation review process. Priority will be given to older applicants. We regret that, given the high volume of applications, applicants who have already received a FAITH travel grant to Ionian Village in previous summers will not be considered.

Ionian Village participants will travel across Greece, venerating the relics of the Saints, walking in the footsteps of the Apostles, and visiting significant sites of Greek history and culture. At the end of each program, the campers, staff and clergy return home with strengthened faith, life-long friendships based on Christian love, and an expanded appreciation for the Orthodox Church and Greek culture.

“We are proud to support young people wishing to participate in Ionian Village,” said Mrs. Elaine Jaharis, a founder of the Faith Endowment, Ionian Village Alumna and Chair of the Committee, speaking on behalf of the Founders, and she added: “The Camp, provides a truly transformative and enriching experience for intellectual and spiritual growth as well as forming life-long friendships as these young people connect to their Hellenic roots. For over 40 years, Ionian Village has been and still is the premiere program for the young Greek Americans to understand their Hellenic heritage and identity and we are very pleased to offer this financial aid opportunity through our program.”

In 2013, FAITH underwrote 46 full and partial financial aid travel grants for young people to attend the Ionian Village Summer Camp. Each year, FAITH funds a series of several scholarship programs including many merit-based scholarships for the FAITH Academic Excellence Scholarships to high school students graduating from public, parochial and private high schools across the country.

FAITH – Ionian Village Travel Grant applications are NOW available for participants of Session One and Session Two, ages 14-18: www.faithendowment.orgCompleted applications must be received by February 28, 2014.

Faith: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism supports the development of innovative educational, cultural, and scholarship programs for young people that promote an understanding of the Orthodox faith, Hellenism, and the relationship of the two to America’s history and multicultural landscape. For more information, please call: 212-644-6960.

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