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HAPS is committed to education, as evidenced by the Scholarship
Program.  Every year HAPS awards one-time scholarships to undergraduate
or graduate students
enrolled full-time*.

The Application Process for 2016 - 2017 scholarship is now
closed.  Applications for the 2017 - 2018 scholarship will be
accepted in fall of 2017.  Click here for the 2016- 2017
application in
Word format. Please contact Ms. Pat Lagiss
(phone: 650-851-0270) with questions.

Basic Criteria (more information is available on the application itself):

  • Age: 17-30 as of the scholarship deadline.   Applicant must be a high
    school graduate.

  • Family home location: Greater Bay Area. (Alameda, Contra Costa,
    Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco,
    San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Sonoma counties).  Check
    with HAPS Scholarship chairman Pat Lagiss if you live outside of
    these counties.

  • Ancestry: Applicant must be of Hellenic (Greek) ancestry – with at
    least one grandparent and/or parent of Hellenic ancestry.

  • Academic: 3.0 GPA in high school or college/graduate school (for
    continuing students).

  • Proof of admission/attendance as a full-time student for the fall
    semester/quarter of 2016 to a college, university or graduate school
    accredited by a nationally-recognized accrediting agency (e.g., by the
    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and
    University Commission).

The scholarships are awarded on Greek Letters Day, honoring scholars, is
celebrated in conjunction with the Feast of the Three Hierarchs
commemorating the fourth century scholars and theologians St. Basil the
Great, St. Gregory the Theologian and St. John Chrysostom, whose writings
contributed to the formation of Greek Orthodoxy, culture and education.  In
modern times, this day is dedicated to all people contributing to the same
ideals and goals.  HAPS next will be commemorating our Greek Letters Day
luncheon on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at H
oly Trinity Greek Orthodox
hurch in San Francisco.

Past Recipients
1999   Nick Costouros
Vassiliki Spanos

2000   Catherine Clambaneva
Alexandria (Dria) Fearn

2001    Julie Bazigos
Andrew Danopoulos
Jeannine Stamatakis

2002   Andrew Danopoulos
Sophia Papadopoulos
Natalie Skordilis

2003   Michael Bolaris
Sophia Karkazis
Georgios Theophanous

2004   Eugenia Bazigos
Christina Frenzel
Monica Skordilis

2005   Erica Holland
Erene Kuvetakis
Christos Theophanous

2006   Jonathan Fearn
Stephanie Varvitsiotes
Jessica Wallner

2007   Andrew Cardiasmenos
Caitlin Koulakis
Yannis Paulus
Christina Tripsas

2008    Theodore C. Constantouros
Elizabeth C. Katsouras
Constantine P. Tsagaris

2009     Samantha Demetriou
Ioannis Pagonas
Meghan Stevens


                Gregory W. Angelides
                College, first year student
                University of California, Santa Barbara, CA


Julia A. Black
College, first year student
                 University of California, Berkeley, CA

Maria N. Theophanous
               College, first year student
               Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Anthoula Vlachos
College senior
University of California, Santa Cruz

Theodore C. Madias
Andrew A. Vavaris
Kevin L. Webster, Jr.

Antonia N. Kowtko

Giuliana K. Harris
George M. Mavroudis
Vicky M. Paraskevas

Nicole J. Kallas
Athan Gousios

Alexander Magganas
University of Illinois

Irene Mavroudis
San Francisco State University

* Students in part-time programs, regardless of accreditation, are not