The Greek America Foundation announced the Hellenic Legacy Scholarship for college students participating in study abroad at DEREE – The American College of Greece in Athens for the 2012 Spring semester which runs from February to June, 2012. The scholarship includes the cash equivalent of full tuition for a semester.
The Hellenic Legacy Scholarship is one of the core components of the mission of the Greek America Foundation. Study abroad in Greece provides an opportunity for a truly transformative experience in which students have the chance to learn more about themselves and to develop an understanding of the place of Hellenism and Greece in the world. To date three full-semester scholarships and a full-year post-baccalaureate fellowship have already been awarded.
The Greek America Foundation is looking for U.S. or Canadian university students with a commitment to community building and leadership who wish to spend a semester abroad in Greece. Ideal candidates are independent-minded students who wish to immerse themselves into the heart of an ancient capital city at an educational institution comprised of over 3,000 Greek and international students.
The purpose of the Hellenic Legacy Scholarship is to foster a love for Greece and Hellenism in students who are passionate about making a difference in the world around them. The scholarship aims to accomplish more than making a semester in Greece affordable; it is about how Greece and Hellenic heritage inspires the recipient to transform his or her community.
DEREE – The American College of Greece is the oldest and largest American-sponsored higher education institution in Europe. DEREE provides students with the best of a U.S. education that is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). With over 1,000 courses annually, students can select from a wide range of disciplines such as history, the arts, literature, languages, humanities, business and others for their semester-long course of study.
The Greek America Foundation is dedicated to the promotion, preservation and perpetuation of Greek culture, history, heritage and ideals in contemporary America. Although currently raising money for an endowment with an ultimate goal to send between 50 and 60 students to Greece annually, the Foundation will award scholarships concurrently while building the endowment fund.
For information about the Greek America Foundation, to donate to the scholarship fund or to follow our scholars’ journeys in Greece via their own blogs, stay tuned to greekamerica.org
Download the application requirements and coversheet here.