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Faith: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism extends the application deadline for the “Faith Scholarships for Academic Excellence” Program

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Jul 31, 2013

NEW YORK – Faith: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism announced that the application deadline for the “Faith Scholarships for Academic Excellence” has been extended until August 12, 2013.

Each year since its inception, grants from Faith fund a series of merit-based scholarships to seniors graduating from public, parochial and private high schools across the country for academic excellence. In 2011, the academic scholarship program eligibility was expanded from just valedictorians and salutatorians to also include students who display extraordinary academic achievement and display an acute need for financial support for their university studies. To date, many of the Hellenic American community’s most promising graduating high school seniors have been awarded these prestigious scholarships.

In 2012, The Founders of Faith: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism were pleased to announce an expansion of its existing scholarship programs with a new scholarship program “FAITH Scholarships for Excellence in STEM,” which will offer funds to graduating high school seniors who have selected to major in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math).  These new scholarships are an extension of the existing “Faith Scholarships for Academic Excellence,” for students entering their freshman year at colleges and universities in the USA. The FAITH-STEM Scholarships will award support to students for all four years of their undergraduate studies and be based on students’ abilities to fulfill the following three criteria: majoring in a STEM field, maintaining a high GPA, and participation/service in organizations related to the Hellenic and Greek Orthodox community.

“The future of the US economy is dependent on STEM subject knowledge and mastery by our students.  I know they will meet this challenge.  The Founders of Faith are very pleased to support this important initiative and also support the best and brightest young people of our community,” said FAITH Founder Dr. P. Roy Vagelos.

For more information and application materials, about the Faith Scholarships for Academic Scholarships, please visit: and/or

Faith: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism will continue the Endowment’s partnership with the Fulbright Foundation of Greece by underwriting graduate and research scholarships through the prestigious US-Greece Fulbright Exchange program.

In addition to these Academic Scholarship initiatives, Faith continued its support of a series of financial aid scholarships to students traveling to Ionian Village to experience Greece and learn more about their Hellenic heritage through visits to ancient sites, monasteries, and cultural institutions.   In 2013, Faith supported 46 Birthright Hellas scholarships for young people to participate in Ionian Village.

Contact: Peggy Sotirhos
Tel.: 212-644-6960


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