2017-2018 Graduate Scholarship Application

 

Eligibility Requirements

The Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia offers scholarships annually to deserving students of Greek descent pursuing full-time graduate degrees or to students pursuing full-time graduate degrees in Greek Studies (regardless of heritage), at accredited universities or professional schools. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania; Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, or Salem counties in New Jersey. 

Please note:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in full-time graduate programs during the 2017-2018 academic year. They do not need to know which institution they will attend or what financial aid package they will receive to be eligible to apply for Hellenic University Club Scholarships.

Completed applications and supporting documents (two letters of recommendation, an essay, a resume, FAFSA Student Aid Report [if applicable], scholastic transcripts) as outlined below, must be received by Monday, April 3, 2017.

 

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT

  • Determine if you are eligible to apply for a Graduate Scholarship (see above). Review our 2017–2018 offerings at www.hucphiladelphia.org. Indicate which scholarship(s) you are applying for in question 10 of the application.
  • Access and complete the Graduate Scholarship Application below. Once you have completed and submitted the application, email the supporting documents (see below) to HucScholarship@gmail.com. Send everything (except the two letters of recommendation) in one email by Monday, April 3, 2017.
  • Supporting Documents:

1. ESSAY: Submit a cohesive essay of one to two pages that addresses all of the following:

·         How has Paideia, the lifelong pursuit of learning and education, affected your choice to pursue your respective field? Reflect on and describe the experiences that have led you down the path you are currently (or will be) on.

·         Is there a particular area in your chosen field you are passionate about? If so, what have you done (or plan to do) to pursue it? If not, what do you hope to explore in your graduate studies?

·         Looking forward, where do you see yourself five years after obtaining your graduate degree? What would you like to accomplish in the remaining time of your education and in your career?

2. ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS:  Email all official academic transcripts from all colleges and universities attended at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. If your institution requires that it send official transcripts directly to us, please have them sent to: Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia Scholarship Awards Committee, P.O. Box 42199, Philadelphia, PA 19101-2199.

3. RESUME: Email a resume describing academic honors, publications, recent achievements, activities, professional organizations you belong to, and work experiences reflecting interest in the field you are pursuing.

4. FAFSA STUDENT AID REPORT: All scholarships, except the Padis and Vodantis Scholarships, will require you to submit page 1 of your Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA via email.

5. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: Request two (2) letters of recommendation on official letterhead from full-time faculty members who are familiar with your academic record and/or professionals who are able to appraise your aptitude for graduate study in your chosen field. Applicants who have pursued graduate course work may have their graduate adviser complete one of the recommendations. Applicants who have graduated and have had full-time employment may have their employer or immediate supervisor complete one of the recommendations. Ask them to email the letters to HucScholarship@gmail.com. You will be able to provide their contact information in question 9.

 

Finalists selected by the Scholarship Awards Committee may be contacted for a personal interview. Please call us at 215-483-7440 or email us at HucScholarship@gmail.com if you have any questions or need further information.


Graduate scholarship application

Before proceeding, please review the eligibility requirements as described in the application instructions. Your application will not be considered if you do not fulfill these requirements.

* denotes a required question

Address, City, State, Zip Code
Telephone Number *
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Address, City, State, Zip Code
Present Telephone Number (only if different from one above)
Present Telephone Number (only if different from one above)
If you are not of Greek descent, answer N/A.
If you are currently in a graduate program and not applying to another, answer N/A.
If you are currently in a graduate program and not applying to another, answer N/A. If you do not know of any acceptances, answer N/A.
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If you have not received any of the above, answer N/A.
Address, City, State, Zip Code
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If you said YES to any question in 10c – 10g, you must submit a copy of page 1 of your Student Aid Report (SAR) that you received when you submitted your FAFSA application for the 2017-2018 academic year. Submit this via email to hucphiladelphia@gmail.com. *
11. How did you hear about our graduate scholarship program? Select all that apply. *
12. You have completed the application for a Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia Graduate Scholarship! Please agree to the declaration below by typing your name and date. *
12. You have completed the application for a Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia Graduate Scholarship! Please agree to the declaration below by typing your name and date.
I certify that all the information I provided on this application is complete and accurate. I understand that I must submit an essay (see topic in “Instructions to Applicant”), page 1 of my FAFSA Student Aid Report [if applicable], all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, my resume and two letters of recommendation in order to submit a complete application package. It is my responsibility to submit all supporting documents to hucphiladelphia@gmail.com by Monday, April 3, 2017.
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Finalists selected by the Scholarship Awards Committee may be contacted for a personal interview. Please call us at 215-483-7440 or email us at HucScholarship@gmail.com if you have any questions or need further information.