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HCHC Awards Twenty Chrysostom Scholarships to Deserving Students

Hellenic College Holy Cross is pleased to announce that twenty students from this year’s incoming freshman class were recipients of the Hellenic College Chrysostom Scholarship. This is the largest group to be awarded this scholarship in any one academic year since its inception in 2009.

The recipients are: Khalil Ayoub, Jack Bushell, Nathaniel Corazza, Stavronikitas Damianakis, Bradley Delmar, James Demitras, Alexandros Douvres, Magdelini Drivas, Dimitri Evangelatos, Kamal Hourani, Katherine Ketchum, Nikolas Koulouris, Alexis Maimonis, Elias Pappas, Sophia Petrou, Anastasis Phyrillas, Pavlos Sotirelis, John Szymkiewicz, Bailey Thabit, and Anthony Wilson.

The Chrysostom Scholarship program is part of the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival, which takes place annually in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Each senior and junior division first, second, and third place finalist in each category (oratory, poetry, and essay) at the parish, district, metropolis, and national levels of competition is eligible to receive the scholarship, with awards ranging from $2,500 to $30,000 per year. This year, Hellenic College awarded a total of $344,656.50 in scholarship funding to this group of deserving students.

Introduced in 1983, the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival provides Greek Orthodox teenagers with the opportunity to write and talk about their faith. The Chrysostom Scholarship is intended to give young men and women the opportunity to continue their education in an Orthodox Christian environment, while also encouraging more parishes to participate in the Oratorical Festival.

For more information about the Chrysostom Scholarship, please visit www.hchc.edu/admissions/scholarships.