Tsakalos Endowed Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of Nicholas and Jeanne Tsakalos, and with support from the members of the Baltimore-Washington Greek American community, the Nicholas Tsakalos Endowed Scholarship will enable one student per year to have a life-changing experience studying abroad in Greece. The Tsakalos Endowed Scholarship honors H&S Bakery, Inc. co-owner and philanthropist Nicholas Tsakalos and his life of generosity and service to the Greek American community.

To date, the Nicholas Tsakalos Endowed Scholarship has awarded one scholarship to Irene Kalis for the Spring 2013 semester.

As an offshoot of the Hellenic Legacy Scholarship program, the Nicholas Tsakalos Endowed Scholarship's purpose 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. The Nicholas Tsakalos Endowed Scholarship is an important first step towards building our endowment.


Requirements & Scholarship Information:

Greek heritage is not a requirement for winning the scholarship. The Tsakalos Endowed Scholarship is open to college students who were raised in the Baltimore-Washington-Virginia area or who are studying for a four-year college degree at one of the area’s institutions of higher learning. The Tsakalos Endowed Scholarship winner will attend a full semester at DEREE - The American College of Greece in Athens during the 2012 fall semester. Each scholarship from the Greek America Foundation includes full tuition for a semester, valued at $5500. 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 and who have a demonstrated commitment to their community.

Please check back for more information regarding the next awarded Nicholas Tsakalos Endowed Scholarship.

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