New York, NY - The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has awarded over $250,000 in scholarships and grants for the 2001-02 academic year through the S. Gregory Taylor Scholarship Program. These awards were given to 30 recipients who are doing post-graduate work in religious, theological, and pastoral studies programs at universities and seminaries in America and Greece. Almost all are graduates of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, and one-fourth are clergy of the Archdiocese.
The Taylor Scholarship Program began over thirty years ago with a generous gift of one million dollars to the Archdiocese by the family of the late S. Gregory Taylor. Since that time the endowment has grown to over $7 million. For the past two years an intensive effort has been made to update award amounts, revise guidelines and application procedures, and make more scholarship resources available to those who are doing post-graduate work in fields related to the life and ministry of the Church.
Applications and guidelines for the 2002-03 academic year will be available from the Office of the Chancellor after January 1, 2002, with an application deadline of May 1. Award amounts are determined by financial need, type of degree program, and letters of recommendation. For application information please contact the Office of the Chancellor, 10 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10021.