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American Hellenic Council accepts applications for 2018 scholarships

The American Hellenic Council (AHC) has issued an announcement that it will be accepting applications for the 2018 Scholarship Awards.

Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2018. The names of the winning students will be announced at the AHC annual awards gala which will be held on March 31, 2018.

The three prizes include:

The Aris Anagnos $1,500 Scholarship

The Dr. & Mrs Kallins $1,000 scholarship

The Van Vlahakis Family $1,000 scholarship

The scholarships bear the names of three of the Council’s founders to honour their generous support and they mean to acknowledge excelling Greek-American university students whose academic accomplishments as well as their participation in community affairs have rendered them worthy of the abovementioned prizes.

According to a statement issued by AHC, “The purpose of these scholarships is to reward the students for their exemplary academic accomplishments, engage the next generation of Greek-Americans in Southern California with the American Hellenic Council and its mission, and encourage their generation to become ambassadors of Hellenism.”

An eligible applicant must:
A. be a resident of Southern California – specifically residing anywhere within the northern limits of Santa Barbara to the southern limits of San Diego and within the eastern limits of Palm Springs.
B. be an undergraduate student (sophomore, junior or senior) currently enrolled, full time, in an accredited College or University, and who will be fully enrolled during the 2018/2019 academic year.
C. must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, (maximum 4.0 scale)
D. the applicant or a member of his/her immediate family must be a paying member of the American Hellenic Council or become one.

Previous winners of AHC’s scholarships are not eligible to apply.