The Greek America Foundation is once again offering 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 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.
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.
Download the application requirements and cover sheet here.