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St. Nicholas Scholarship Fund

St. Nicholas Scholarship Fund

What Is The St. Nicholas Scholarship Fund?

The St. Nicholas Parish Scholarship Fund was established by an generous initial donation from Rev. Fr. Nicholas Harbatis. The purpose of this endowment is to provide scholarships to graduating high school students entering an institution of higher learning. From the time of St. Basil the Great, to St. Photios, to the present, our Greek Orthodox Church has stressed the importance of catechetical education and scholastic learning as part of its ethos. The St. Nicholas Parish Scholarship Fund continues this great tradition in providing these awards for our youth.

Who is eligible for the St. Nicholas Scholarship Fund?
Applicants who meet the following criteria will be considered for a scholarship award:

  1. An applicant must be a high school senior scheduled to graduate in the Spring/Summer of 2018.
  2. An applicant must be accepted or wait-listed by an institution of higher learning for the 2018-2019 academic year (if wait-listed, any grant of scholarship monies shall be subject to the applicant's later acceptance by such institution for the 2018-2019 academic year).
  3. An applicant must be baptized or chrismated an Orthodox Christian.
  4. An applicant must have parents who have been members in good standing of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Troy, Michigan for at least one (1) year.
  5. The student must have at least a 3.0 G.P.A. to qualify.
  6. An applicant must complete and submit all of the following:
    • Scholarship Application
    • Official High School Transcript
    • Official Transcript of ACT and SAT Scores (If applicable)
    • Essay (See Section IV Below)
    • Letter of recommendation from any one of the following:   (A High School Teacher or Counselor, Employer, or a person unrelated to the application who is a member in good standing of any Greek Orthodox Church).
Please note:
The term “institution of higher learning” includes an accredited university or college, trade school, community college, junior college, vocational training, or any other similar organization or program which is deemed appropriate by the Committee.  To be a “member in good standing,” a member must be both ecclesiastically and financially in good standing ( having submitted a 2017 and 2018 Pledge Card and remaining current with pledge payments).

Applying for the St. Nicholas Scholarship

The 2019 St. Nicholas Scholarship Fund application period has closed.  
Click Here for information regarding how to apply for the 2019 St. Nicholas Scholarship Fund.
Click Here to download the St. Nicholas Scholarship Fund Application Form

Primary Contacts for the St. Nicholas Scholarship Fund

Please contact the St. Nicholas Scholarship Committee by contacting the church office at (248) 362-9575.

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