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Aris Anagnos Scholarship


The purpose of this scholarship is to engage the next generation of Greek-Americans with the American Hellenic Council, and reward them for their exemplary academic accomplishments as ambassadors of the Hellenic World in their communities.

The scholarship was established in 2015 by the American Hellenic Council and will henceforth be an ongoing tradition for the organization as it reaches its 42nd year of service. Named after one of the founding members of the American Hellenic Council, the Aris Anagnos Scholarship was designed to reward outstanding Greek-American students who have proven themselves individually as well as academically.

The scholarship will provide a one-time reward of $5,000 towards the selected applicant’s tuition. A new winner will be designated for a one-time $5,000 scholarship each year henceforth.


Before submitting your application, please take the following into consideration:

  • The deadline for submitting this year’s scholarship is February 28th, 2017.
  • Non-Greeks who are adopted into Greek families are considered “Greek Americans” and thus, qualify for this scholarship.
  • The applicant must be a full-time student. A full-time student is defined as someone who is currently taking or plans to take more than 12 units per quarter/semester.
  • Only undergraduate students will be considered for this award. A standing of Junior or Senior is required.
  • There is no minimum GPA requirement. All applications will be evaluated based on overall merit.
  • You may digitally or manually complete the application. Please be sure to include all of the necessary documents in one PDF file before submitting.
  • Submit the completed form along with letters of recommendation, essays, transcripts and all other requested documentation to: ioannis@americanhellenic.org with the following subject line: (Your Name) Scholarship Application 2017.
  • Previous winners are not eligible for this award.
  • Good luck! Please click the link below to download the application. Be sure to read everything carefully before submitting.

Click here to download the 2017 Aris Anagnos Scholarship Application


How will the winner be chosen?

The selection process for this award will maintain the same structure as previous awards. The following describes the process of selecting the winning applicant:

  • Each candidate will have their name, home address, and anything else that may allude to their identity, redacted. This is done to ensure that each candidate is evaluated on merit.
  • The candidates will then be assigned a number with which they will be identified.
  • Once the application period is closed, all applications will be submitted to an external panel of professors who will rank each candidate.
  • The external panel will have a universal rubric with which to judge each candidate. This rubric will allow panelists to reward candidates based on certain criteria. The highest-scoring candidate will receive the award.