WASHINGTON—The National Educational Foundation of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), announced its scholarship recipients for 2004, according to Educational Foundation Chairman Dr. Michael Syropoulos. In sum, 101 students were granted scholarships and the total amount awarded was $71,500.
“We are thrilled to contribute to the education of so many deserving students, helping to fulfill their academic dreams and career aspirations,” said Dr. Syropoulos. “We’re proud that we have provided this opportunity to the community for nearly three decades.”
Added Supreme President Franklin Manios, “AHEPA scholarships have helped establish our community as one of the best-educated ethnic communities in the world. We must realize that we invest in our future when we award a scholarship and we must not lose focus when it comes to education. That’s why it is imperative that we support foundations like the AHEPA National Educational Foundation through donations and the establishment of more endowments.”
The 101 scholarships are disbursed from the national level and do not include the hundreds of scholarships awarded collectively by AHEPA family districts and chapters annually totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.
“I am overjoyed to be a recipient of the AHEPA Educational Foundation P.A. Margaronis Scholarship,” wrote Brown University Sophomore Anthony Zorzos, who spent the summer interning with the Naval Research Lab in Washington, DC. “The P.A. Margaronis Scholarship helps me to continue to pursue both my academic studies and my potential career interests.”
The recipients represent a large geographic cross section of North America, span all ages, and include both “traditional” and “non-traditional” students.
For more information about AHEPA scholarships, or how to you can contribute to the AHEPA Educational Foundation, please contact AHEPA Headquarters, 202/232-6300. For instant information visit http://www.ahepa.org/educ_foundation.
Chinonis, Nancy, Grand Blanc, Mich.; Dennery, Christina, Jackson, Miss.; Derdemezis, Konstantinos, Cambridge, Mass.; Elefter, Philip, Canton, Ohio; Grivas, Christopher, Albuquerque, N.M.; Grivas, Nicholas, Decatur, Ga.; Iakovou-Sfakian, Paula, Astoria, N.Y.; Maurudis, Anastasios, Manchester, Conn.; Papageorgiou, Peter, Toronto, Ontario; Paplomatas, Alexander, Normal, Ill.; Patoulas, Venessa, Lakewood, Col.; Photopoulos, Anastasios, Saratoga, Calif.; Pries, Konstantinos, San Jose, Calif.; Stamatakis, Lambros, Baltimore, Md.; Tosounis, Anastasia, Long Beach, Calif.
Abassi, Pericles, Chicago; Adrahtas, Georgia, Denver; Afentakis, Angela, Centreville, Va.; Aivaliotis, Vasiliki, San Jose, Calif.; Alexandris, Ourania, Richardson, Texas; Alexandris, Peter, Richardson, Texas; Alexandrou, Constantina, Boca Raton, Fla.; Banis, Alexandra, Hillsborough, Calif.; Bartell, Aspasia, Shoreline, Wash.; Bidianos, Aris, Weston, Mass.; Boudouvas, Christopher, Arlington, Va.; Calender, Maria, Potomac, Md.; Cassudakis, Catherine, Canfield, Ohio; Christodoulou, Anthony, Albuquerque, N.M.; Chames, Nicole, Akron, Ohio; Dimopoulos, Dimitri, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Doulis, George, Lynn, Mass.; Eleamos, Krystle, Bridgeville, Pa.; Esares, Kristin, Monroe, Conn.; Esares, Stephen, Monroe, Conn.; Georgantas, Amanda, Shorewood, Ill.; Good, Zachary, Lancaster, Pa.; Kalamaras, Peggy, Ancrom, N.Y.; Kandalepas, Panayiota, Plainfield, Ill.; Karagianis, Jenna, Northbrook, Ill.; Kavelaras, Christine, Memphis, Tenn.; Kratsios, Aikaterine, Columbia, S.C.; Kratsios, Michael, Columbia, S.C.; Kritharis, Nicholas, Parsippany, N.J.; Lamprou, Joanna, La Mesa, Calif.; Lemonias, Jenna, Hingham, Mass.; Mackay, Melissa, Roswell, Ga.; Manis, Nicholas, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mantos, Agapi, Warren, Ohio; Marks, Kristina, West Allis, Wisc.; Metropulos, Constance, Boca Raton, Fla.; Newman, Larissa, Frederick, Md.; Pappas, Christina, Tuscon, Ariz.; Pappas, Marika, Littleton, Col.; Paxten, Michael, Roswell, Ga.; Paxton, Nicole, Grayson, Ga.; Petrides, Joanna, Randolph, N.J.; Psarakis, Christina, Astoria, N.Y.; Riley, Clifford, Moorpark, Calif..; Roumis, Danae, Stoughton, Mass.; Roussos, Evanthia, Santa Monica, Calif.; Roussos, Sophia, Santa Monica, Calif.; Roussos, Thalia, Santa Monica, Calif.; Schirmer, Eleni, Madison, Wisc.; Schirmer, Maria, Madison, Wisc.; Shaheen, Alysse, North Canton, Ohio; Simeon, Elaine, Potomac, Md.; Stamoulis, Elizabeth, Hazlet, N.J.; Stasios, Tara, Wilmington, N.C.; Theoharis, Alexander, Portland, Ore.; Theophanous, Christos,
Lafayette, Calif.; Therrien, Christina, Yarmouthport, Mass.; Valeras, Zina, Peabody, Mass.; Wood, Molly, North Vernon, Ind.; Zanikos, John, Thornton, Pa.; Zolides, Peter, Greer, N.C.; Zorzos, Anthony, Rockville, Md.
AHEPA District Selection
District 1: Ayyad, Tala, Spartanburg, S.C.; District 2: Kastrenakes, Alexis, Tequesta, Fla.; District 3: Deoudes, Andrea, Darnestown, Md.; District 4: Winalski, Krista, Leola, Pa.; District 5: Makris, Christina K., Midland Park, N.J.; District 6: Brinn, Anthony James, Brooklyn, N.Y.; District 7: Eliopoulos, Spiridon, Newport, R.I.; District 8: Pritsoulis, Ilias, Worcester, Mass.; District 9: Kaklamanos, James, Nashua, N.H.; District 10: Kallis, Stephanie, Livonia, Mich.; District 11: Zois, Sia J., Dayton, Ohio; District 12: Pietris, Michelle, Valparaiso, Ind.; District 14: Johnson, Zachary James, Minneapolis, Minn.; District 15: Andrew, Kevin Nicholas, Tulsa, Okla.; District 16: Lambrakos, Litsa Konstance, Houston; District 17: Anest, Theodore, Parker, Col.; District 20: Miller, Eric Kenneth, Vista, Calif.; District 21: Litinas, Evangelos D., Northriverside, Ill.; District 23: Kazakos, Anali, Port Hope, Ontario; District 26: Galanopoulos, Panagiotis, Burnaby, British Columbia.
Hellenic College/Holy Cross
Bekris, Nikos, Seattle, Wash.; and Georgiou, Gregory, Gainesville, Fla.
Sons of Pericles Recipients
Chipian, John, Sandy, Utah; and Pill, Jason, Jacksonville, Fla.