The New York City-based Greek America Foundation has announced two Semester in Athens scholarships for study abroad for students from the Washington DC/Baltimore area and those attending three universities in Michigan.
The scholarships are for a complete semester of study at Deree The American College of Greece in Athens and are funded by endowed gifts made to the foundation by Baltimore’s Tsakalos Family and Detroit’s Karmanos family.
The Peter and Danialle Karmanos Family Scholarship is for students attending the University of Michigan, Wayne State University of Michigan State University. Details here.
The Tsakalos Family Scholarship, named in memory of the late philanthropist and businessman Nicholas Tsakalos of Baltimore is for students attending universities in the Baltimore/Washington DC area. Details here.
According to a press release from the Greek America Foundation:
“The purpose of the scholarship is to support growth and transformation through a study abroad experience in Greece and to promote understanding across Greek and American cultures. Greek heritage is not required, just a desire to learn more about contemporary Greece and its rich culture and history.
“Semester in Athens scholarships comprise one of the main pillars of activity of the Greek America Foundation. Since 2010, sixteen students have been recipients of our scholarships for study abroad in Greece with more than $100,000 in grants awarded. Our alumni have reconnected with their heritage, pursued their academic goals, deepened their appreciation of Hellenism, made lifelong friendships, and shared these experiences with their home communities.
“Our commitment to study abroad in Greece has led to the establishment of an endowment fund for student scholarships so that this program can be sustained into perpetuity. If you or your family are interested in naming a scholarship in memory or in honor of a loved one, please contact us.”
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