Meet the 2017 PanHellenic Scholarship Recipients

PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation

The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation has selected the 2017 Scholarship Award recipients. Meet these impressive Greek-American students. 

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PanHellenic Scholarship Awards

Since 1998, the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation has honored exceptional undergraduates of Hellenic descent for their outstanding academic achievements. Each year, scholarships are awarded to 40 outstanding Greek-American college students. To date, the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation has awarded more than $2.5 million in scholarships to 366 exceptional Greek-American undergraduates.


PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation awards 2015
The 2015 scholarship winners, board members, honorees, and dignitaries, along with His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos, His Grace Bishop Demetrios, and PHSF Founder Chris P. Tomaras. IMAGE: PANHELLENIC SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION


Chairman of the Board Robert A. Buhler spoke about this year’s recipients.

“This year’s scholars are truly among the best and brightest Greek American college students from across the nation, and the Foundation is thrilled to honor them at our upcoming  Awards Ceremony & Gala. Once again, our Academic Committee worked with diligence and integrity to uphold the Foundation’s high and challenging standards for our scholars. We are deeply appreciative of all of their hard work in selecting this exceptional group of undergraduates as our 2017 Award Recipients.”

PHSF’s Academic Committee is comprised of distinguished Greek-Americans, led by Chairman Constantine Georgakis, Ph.D.
Emeritus Faculty, DePaul University (Academic Committee Chairman). Committee members include Thanasis Economou, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago; Anastasia Giannakidou, Ph.D., Professor of Linguistics, University of Chicago; Georgia Sfondouris Mitchell, MFA, Music Educator and Music Director, Anita Skarpathiotis, MA,
Lecturer in Modern Greek, University of Illinois at Chicago; and Christos G. Takoudis, Ph.D., Professor of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago.


Related PHSF to Honor Philanthropist John Pappajohn


Meet the 2017 PanHellenic Scholarship recipients

These Greek-American students are already quite impressive. Meet the 2017 PanHellenic Scholarship recipients. Read about where they go to school and their area of study.

Alexander William Alatsis: The Ohio State University; Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computational Sciences and Engineering.

Aspasia Ariadni Amiridis: University of South Carolina Honors College; Biochemistry and Cellular & Molecular Biology

Peter Christo Charalambous: Dartmouth College; Government and History

Thomasina Paulette Chirgott: Robert Morris University; Nursing

Alexei Christodoulides: UCLA: Molecular Biology

Giana Ariel Damianos: Indiana University; Economics and Psychology

Plato Alexander Deliyannis: Cornell University; mathematics, physics, and economics

Thalia Marie Dimitriou: Florida State University; Music Therapy

Nikoletta Marie Economou: University of Wisconsin-Madison: Business & Marketing and Broadcast Journalism

Fotios Emery: University of Wisconsin-Madison; Electrical Engineering

Maria Nastasia Ganios: University of Akron; Biochemistry

Jenna Magdalene George: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; Elementary Education and Journalism

Gregory Grigoropoulos: Loyola University Chicago; pre-med/Exercise Physiology

Vasilios C. Ikonomou: Widener University; Psychology

Paraskevi Voula Kakares: Illinois Wesleyan University; English and Spanish

Vasiliki Karahalios: University of Utah Honors College; Art History and Archaeology

Ioannis Christos Karakozis: Princeton University: Computer Science, Statistics and Machine Learning

Maria Eleni Kollaros: University of Chicago; Political Science

Marisa Leigh Kometas: University of Oklahoma; Biology and Economics

Basil Demetrios Kyriacou: University of California, Berkeley; Pre-med


Related: PanHellenic Scholarship Gala MC is Miss America Betty Cantrell


Alexandros Odysseas Lambropoulos: Drexel University; Economics

Vasiliki Mitsakis: New York University; Politics and Media Culture & Communication

Maria Anna Palivos: University of Wisconsin-Madison; Political Science and Legal Studies

Demi Panagopoulos: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; Pre-nursing

Georgia Elaine Pappas: DePaul University; Vocal Performance

Christina Marie Paris: Georgia Tech; Mechanical Engineering

Katerina Frank Paulos: University of Utah; Entrepreneurship

James Anthony Phyrillas: Temple University; Economics and Communication Studies

Andrew John Pierropoulos: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Accountancy

Alexandros Vasilis Psichas: United States Naval Academy; Operations Research and Spanish

Sophia Alexandra Reagan: University of Florida; Health Education & Behavior and Greek Studies.

Elizabeth Christy Reichert: Stanford University; Management Science & Engineering and Music & Voice Performance

John Michael Sakaleros: Earlham College; Pre-med/Biochemistry

James Angelo Sellas: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: History and Global Labor Studies

Athena Maria Sofides: Smith College; Environmental Science & Policy

Stephanie Marie Sotiropoulos; Purdue University Northwest; Biology

Evyenia Alexa Spencer: Kent State University; Nursing

Nicholas Grigorivich Staviski: University of Texas at Austin; Petroleum Engineering

Angeliki Sykiotis: University of Illinois at Chicago; Architecture

John Theophilus Touloupis: University of Mississippi; Economics and Broadcast Journalism

Athina Vrosgou: Duke University; Cultural Anthropology, Biology, and Chemistry

Antigone Xenopoulos: Stanford University; Computer Science and History

Learn more about them here.


Awards Ceremony & Gala 2017

There’s still time to join us for this celebration of our outstanding young Greek-American students. Mistress of Ceremonies is Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell. Paradigm Award recipient is Businessman and Philanthropist, John Pappajohn. Purchase tickets here, and purchase a raffle ticket — an investment in the education of an exceptional Greek-American college student — and get a chance to win $10,000!

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