Scholarships

 

2024 Scholarships Available

Attention: College Bound Seniors & Currently Enrolled College Students

Through the generosity of donor families of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Stamford, scholarships are available annually to college students.

Deadline for all applications to be submitted and postmarked by Tuesday: April 30th, 2024

The Annunciation Scholarship Committee manages the funds for these scholarships, administers the awards in accordance with the wishes of the donors as described below.
 

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Scholarship Guidelines/ Requirements

Church Membership

The parent or legal guardian of a Scholarship applicant must be a member in good standing of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Stamford, Connecticut (the “Church”).  In order for such parent(s) or legal guardian to be in good standing, they must have submitted a signed Stewardship commitment card for the calendar year in which the application is being made, committing a portion of time, talent and treasure to the Church, and must remain current throughout the year on their commitments.  The final determination of whether the parent/ guardian is current, and therefore in good standing, will be made by the Pastor of the Church.

Accepted or Enrolled in School
Each Applicant must be currently accepted to and / or enrolled in an undergraduate program of a four (4) year accredited college or university and proof of such acceptance / enrollment must be submitted along with the completed Scholarship application.  Such proof may consist of a letter of acceptance and/ or a current transcript showing the applicant’s most recent courses completed and grades. 

Age Limitation

Each Applicant must be between the ages of 17 and 25; however, if the Applicant can demonstrate an extraordinary circumstance for continuing to pursue their undergraduate education over the age of 25, the Scholarship Committee may make an exception for the age requirement set forth herein.

Academic Excellence

There is no specific GPA requirement that must be met by each applicant, however, in the case of more than one otherwise qualified Applicant, the Scholarship Committee will take into account the level of academic excellence achieved by each applicant.

Active in the Church Community

Each Applicant must show that they have and continue to be active in the Church community, including, but not limited to their involvement in the spiritual and cultural life in the Church in one or more of the following ways:

~ GOYA
~ YAL
~ Altar Boy
~ Church basketball/volleyball
~ Graduate of Church’s Greek Afternoon School
~ Volunteering at our annual Church Festival
~ Assisting with Sunday School


The Currently Available Named Scholarships are:

 

... and help support a deserving scholar achieve their academic ambitions

We greatly appreciate your charitable giving to establish a Scholarship Fund in memory of Peter Arahovitis and help keep his memory alive while giving other deserving young adults the opportunity to further their education.

Education was very important to Peter. His dream was to go to school to become an architect. We want this scholarship to help give students a chance to pursue their academic goals. This is something Peter would have been proud of, and is a fitting reminder of his appreciation of learning. We graciously accept any donations and annual pledges for sponsorship.

Checks can be made payable to “The Peter Arahovitis Fund” and sent to "Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1230 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905".

You may also donate securely online below via PayPal. You need not have a PayPal account to donate. If you don't have one, merely click "Donate with Debit or Credit Card" during your submission.

Please click the button below to download the application.
 
 

 
Generously sponsored by the Skroubelos Family
 

Hristoforos Bletsas was a loving husband, father, son, brother and prominent individual in the Greek Orthodox community. After his passing, the Bletsas families established the Hristoforos Bletsas Memorial Scholarship in his honor. This scholarship is awarded to students who have achieved academic excellence. Through this scholarship, his commitment to the community can be remembered through students aiming to further their studies.
 
Please click the button below to download the application.
 

 

The above two scholarships for the 2024 Fall Semester are available to stewards of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

Please use either link above to get your application submitted and postmarked by the fast approaching deadline of Tuesday: April 30th, 2024.

Awarding of scholarship recipients will take place at the end of the Divine Liturgy in June after the moving up ceremonies for Greek & Sunday School.


Pan Gregorian of Connecticut Charitable Foundation Scholarships

 

The Pan Gregorian of Connecticut Charitable Foundation (which is a group of Greek restaurateurs) will be awarding scholarships to high school seniors, who are planning to attend a four-year college, starting in the Fall of 2024. The student must be a member of a Greek Orthodox Church in the State of Connecticut.

The students will be notified by mail in July. The check will be presented to the students at the Annual Dinner Dance, which is held in October 2024.

Click Here For Full Scholarship Information and Form

If you have any questions, please call or email Pan Gregorian of New England at 203-389-6115 or pgect3@gmail.com