Peter Agris Memorial Journalism/Communications Scholarships
March 31, 2023
- Scholarship Description
The Alpha Omega Council honors its late founder Peter Agris by presenting the Peter Agris Memorial Scholarships annually to several young Greek-Americans pursuing studies in the fields of journalism or communications. The Scholarship program, conducted in cooperation with the Agris family, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2017 and since its inception has provided more than a half a million dollars in critical funding to aspiring Greek-American students from across this nation.
Peter Agris was the founder and publisher of “The Hellenic Chronicle”, for fifty years the premier Greek-American national English-language weekly newspaper in the United States. Mr. Agris was an Archon of the Greek Orthodox Church and a Trustee of Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology, as well as of Anatolia College, and of The American College of Greece. Mr. Agris was also an AHEPAN, and he worked tirelessly throughout his life to improve relations between the United States and Greece.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens of Greek-American descent, currently enrolled full-time as a journalism or communications major at an accredited college or university in the U.S, be active in the community and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. An essay reflecting on values from an applicant's Greek heritage and how it relates to a career in journalism is also required. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.