Semester in Athens Scholarships
Why study abroad scholarships?
From Gregory C. Pappas, President & Founder
Study abroad scholarships in Greece were the primary focus of the Greek America Foundation’s activities since the organization’s inception. For me, it was an experience I had, studying for a year at the American College of Greece in Athens, that laid the groundwork for my own involvement in the community. As a result of this life-changing and transformative experience, I wanted to ensure that more students could have this same opportunity.
We offer rolling admission Semester in Athens Scholarships for study abroad at the Hellenic American University, a US-accredited institution with two campuses in Nashua, New Hampshire and Athens, Greece. The Athens campus is located in the vibrant Kolonaki neighborhood. The university is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and credits are transferable to most North American schools. Students and their academic advisors are responsible for handling all transfers of credits.
The Hellenic American University offers two full-semester terms — one from September-December and the other January-May. The university also offers two shortened summer terms — one in June and the other in July. Our Semester in Athens Scholarship is available for any of the terms. Please check the university’s term schedule and determine which term you would like to attend.
PLEASE NOTE: Applications are accepted on a ROLLING BASIS and are evaluated as they’re received. Applicants must submit all materials at least three months before the start date of the semester/term for which they’re applying.
Once you have checked HAU’s schedule and selected your term, please contact us immediately to express your intent to apply for the scholarship.
What we provide
Scholarships will provide a full semester of study abroad tuition in Athens, Greece worth up to 15 credits, or about $4000. As part of the scholarship, students will be expected to take two courses related to Greek culture, history or language.
Selected applicants will be required to cover their own room and board while in Greece.
The purpose of the scholarship is to support growth and transformation through a study abroad experience in Greece and to promote understanding across Greek andAmerican cultures. Greek heritage is not required — just a desire to learn more about contemporary Greece and its rich culture and history.
About the Hellenic American University
The Hellenic American University’s mission is to provide quality, American higher education that is interdisciplinary, career-relevant and inter culturally informed. The university strives to educate its students to be global citizens who are solidly grounded in the liberal arts and equipped to contribute to the economic and social development of their communities. For more details about the Hellenic American University’s study abroad programs, click here.
About Semester in Athens Scholarships
Semester in Athens scholarships comprise one of the main pillars of activity of the Greek America Foundation. Since 2010, dozens of students have been recipients of our scholarships for study abroad in Greece with more than $100,000 in grants awarded. Our alumni have reconnected with their heritage, pursued their academic goals, deepened their appreciation of Hellenism, made lifelong friendships and shared these experiences with their home communities.
Ideal candidates are independent-minded students who wish to immerse themselves into the heart of an ancient capital city at an educational institution comprised of more than 3,000 Greek and international students and who have a demonstrated commitment to their community.
Scholarship Endowment Fund
Our commitment to study abroad in Greece has led to the establishment of an endowment fund for student scholarships so that this program can be sustained into perpetuity. If you or your family are interested in naming a scholarship in memory or in honor of a loved one, please contact us.
How to apply
Click below to complete our application form which includes all requirements.