2021 FAITH Scholarship for Academic Excellence Application Now Available
“FAITH: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism” announced that the 2021 FAITH Scholarship for Academic Excellence application is available to download at thefaithendowment.org/scholarships. Eligible applicants must be an active member of a Greek Orthodox parish and a graduating high school senior enrolling in a 4-year accredited U.S. university this fall. Scholarships are merit-based and can range up to $10,000 in value. Deadline for submission is June 21, 2021.
For 17 years, FAITH has awarded academic scholarships to the community’s brightest and most promising young Greek American leaders who embody the scholarly intellect and academic achievement lauded by their Hellenic ancestors and the extraordinary spirit of community service and good citizenship in line with their Greek Orthodox Christian values.
“The FAITH Endowment is an aggregator for the best young minds within the Greek community and empowers young Greek leaders to help one another succeed, pushing the development and achievement of its members to reach their absolute potential,” said Joanna Papaioannou, a 2020 FAITH Scholar studying biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania and interning in the pediatric oncology lab at the National Institute of Health.
Recipients of the FAITH Scholarship for Academic Excellence will join a network of over 500 young leaders from across the U.S. who play integral roles in their churches, communities and schools. From aspiring architects and educators to future biomedical engineers and data scientists, these exceptional young people boast achievements and titles from National Merit Scholar and class valedictorian to student government president and scholastic team captain. Studying at universities across the nation ranging from UCLA to Columbia University, FAITH Scholars use their talents, intellect and leadership to ensure a healthy and hopeful future for our community, country and world.
“FAITH’s commitment to supporting higher education is truly admirable. As a FAITH Scholar I am grateful to be part of this cohort of amazing and bright Greek American students,” said Pete Jordanides, a 2020 FAITH Scholar majoring in biochemistry and minoring in Greek studies at Ohio State University.
All applications must be sent by mail and postmarked by June 21st, 2021. Scholarship recipients will be announced in late August and applicants are encouraged to follow facebook.com/faithendowment for updates. Scholarships are awarded on a merit basis with applicants given the option to be considered for additional financial need-based allocations by submitting supporting documentation requested in application.
Founded in 2004 by a group of ten visionary Greek American leaders and philanthropists, FAITH: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism is an independent 501(c)(3) organization that supports the development of innovative educational, cultural, and scholarship programs that promote an understanding of the Greek Orthodox faith, Hellenism, and of the relationship of the two to America’s history and multicultural landscape for young people.
For more information their website is thefaithendowment.org.