Funding Opportunities

Undregraduate Scholarships

Students completing courses that are part of the Hellenic Studies Program are eligible for a number of Hellenic Heritage Foundation Scholarships:

1. The Chris Tarnaris Memorial Scholarship: Awarded annually to the best continuing Hellenic Studies Major or Minor with the highest GPA in courses in the Hellenic Studies programme. Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, and residents of Ontario who demonstrate financial need.

2. The Dagonas Family Scholarship: Awarded annually for the best paper written in a 4000-level course in Modern Greek History by a student with a minimum GPA of 7.5, nominated by the Course Director. Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, and residents of Ontario who demonstrate financial need.

3. The John Alexopoulos Memorial Scholarship: awarded annually for the best paper written in a 3000-level course in Modern Greek History by a student with a minimum GPA of 7.5, nominated by the Course Director.

4. The Olympia and Spyros Thomas Scholarship: awarded annually for the best overall performance in a 1000-level course in Modern Greek language or literature by a student with a minimum GPA of 7.5, based on a nomination made by the Course Director.

5.   The Jimmy the Greek Scholarship: awarded annually for the best assignment submitted in a 2000-, 3000-, or 4000-level course in Modern Greek language or literature by a student with a minimum GPA of 7.5, and nominated for the award by the respective Course Director(s).

6. The Dr Dimitrios Oreopoulos Undergraduate Scholarship: awarded annually for the best written assignment in Greek history (ancient or modern) submitted in a course that forms part of the Hellenic Studies degree programme with a minimum GPA of 7.5.

7.      The Justice Andromache Karakatsanis Undergraduate Scholarship: awarded annually for the best written assignment in Greek language or literature (ancient or modern) submitted in a course that forms part of the Hellenic Studies degree programme by students with a minimum GPA of 7.5.

Graduate Fellowships

Hellenic Heritage Foundation Graduate Fellowships in Modern Greek History

Award Level: Master’s or Doctoral

Award Value: If awarded to Master’s: 1 award at up to $18,750 or 2 awards at up to $9,375*

If awarded to Doctoral: 2 awards at up to $9,375*

and one Fellowship of  Amount: $13,000 (varies year to year)

Renewable: Non-renewable

Domestic/VISA: Canadian citizens, permanent residents and/or protected persons who are residents of Ontario are eligible.

Number of Awards: 1-2*

Eligible Area of Study: (a) Modern Greek history

Selection Criteria: (a) Research in modern Greek history; (b) Academic accomplishments;

(c) Financial need.

Nomination package:

(a) Statement of research;
(b) CV; (c) Transcripts (supplied by graduate program from Admissions file); (d) Letter of reference; (e) Confirmation of financial need; (f) Letter of nomination (supplied by the graduate program director).

* The value and number of award(s) in any given year will depend on the rate of distribution from the endowment fund.

HHF -  York University International Graduate Fellowship to support an International Masters or PhD student enrolled in the Graduate Program in History, specializing in Modern Greek History.