Earning a degree can be costly and finding scholarships can be time-consuming and frustrating. Greek-Americans have a number of resources available to help pay for college. Scholarships, fellowships and grant programs abound to help reduce the financial burden of a college education for students of Hellenic descent.

AHEPA Educational Foundation Scholarship Program

The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association provides scholarships of up to $2,000 to high school, undergraduate and graduate students of Greek descent. Scholarships are divided into two groups and are awarded based on either academic achievement alone or academic achievement and financial need. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be considered.

AHEPA Educational Foundation 1909 Q Street NW Suite 500 Washington, D.C. 20009 (202) 232-6300 ahepa.org/dotnetnuke/Programs/EducationScholarships.aspx

Peter Agris Memorial Scholarship

The Peter Agris Memorial Scholarship is open to Greek-American students who are pursuing degrees in journalism or communications. Undergraduate and graduate students at accredited institutions with a minimum 3.0 GPA may apply. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a history of service to their school and community as well as financial need.

The Peter Agris Memorial Scholarship Committee c/o Nancy Agris Savage 9 Nonesuch Drive Natick, MA 01760 alphaomegacouncil.com/scholarship.htm

Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund

The Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund provides scholarship awards to undergraduate and graduate students of Greek descent between the ages of 17 and 25. Recipients are selected base on academic merit and financial need and the amount of the awards vary based on available funds.

HTSF 823 Eleventh Avenue., Fifth Floor New York, NY 10019 (212) 986-6881 htsfund.org/guidelines.html

PanHellenic Scholarship Awards

The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships to Greek-American high school graduates and students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited institution. The $10,000 scholarships are awarded to 25 students who demonstrate both academic excellence and financial need.

PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation 17 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 600 Chicago, Illinois 60602 USA (312) 357-6432 panhellenicscholarships.org/awards.php

Hellenic American Professional Society Scholarships

The Hellenic American Professional Society awards scholarships to high school graduates, undergraduate and graduate students of Greek descent living in the greater Bay area. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be considered for the $750 award.

Yannis Paulus, M.D., HAPS President 1233 York Avenue, #21Q New York, NY 10065 hapsca.org/scholarship.html

Hellenic American Dental Society Scholarships

The Hellenic American Dental Society offers scholarships to students of Hellenic descent who are pursuing a degree in dental studies at an accredited institution. The amount of the scholarship award varies.

HADS Scholarship Committee c/o Dr. Nicholas J. Svarnias 5265 N. Central Avenue Chicago, IL 60630 (773) 545-7744 hads.com/scholarships.html

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