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CHIAN CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL FUND, INC

THE CHIAN FEDERATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND

DESCRIPTION AND INSTRUCTIONS

 

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:

The Chian Federation Scholarship Foundation, one of the Federation’s hallmark initiatives, supports education and the preservation of our Greek heritage and culture, by instilling pride and cultivating individuals who will give back to our community. The scholarship is supported by the generosity of our dedicated members and friends.

The Chian Federation Scholarship awards funds to students who are champions and supporter of the Hellenic and Chian culture and ideas, as well as students of Greek, Byzantine, and Modern Greek Studies; as well as grants for academic research and publications under the guidelines set by the Chian Federation Scholarship Foundation.

Eligible candidates must demonstrate academic merit, and be in good standing in their current academic institutions and in their communities.

 

The Chian Federation Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to:

  • Students who are living in the United States, and are pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in an accredited academic institution;
  • Students who are living in Greece, and are pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in an accredited academic institution in Greece or elsewhere*;
  • Students studying in Greek, Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies in the United States;
  • Individuals or organizations in the form of grants for academic research and publications under the guidelines set by the Chian Federation Scholarship Foundation.

* All scholarships must be compliant with IRS tax laws for scholarships. Our first and foremost goal is to preserve the tax deductibility of our donors whole donation. Therefore, we reserve the right to add requirements at any time to protect the scholarship as necessary. This will particularly affect all foreign students applying to colleges abroad who will need to qualify not only themselves but help us qualify the institution they will be attending as well. Therefore, it will be necessary to contact the office and inquire what additional information will be necessary prior to applying. 

 

AWARDS**:

Funds will be awarded on an annual basis and will be submitted directly to the applicant’s academic institution for tuition relief.

Three to five scholarships will be awarded annually.

Each scholarship amount will range from $1,000 to $5,000.

**The number of scholarships awarded and the amount available to be awarded may vary from year to year.

**The committee reserves the right to distribute rewards over $2500 on a semester basis requiring the applicant to resubmit with each semester proof of enrollment through transcripts.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

The Chian Federation Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit. In order to be considered for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Demonstrate acceptance in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited University (submit a copy of the acceptance letter).
  • Demonstrate academic merit by providing a transcript from their most recent educational institution (submit a copy of the most recent transcript or diploma).
  • Submit a personal essay (requirements for the essay are included under Application Instructions below).
  • Have two (or more) letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf:
    • A letter of recommendation from a teacher, academic advisor, or other officer of an academic institution.
    • A letter of recommendation from a community leader who has known you for a minimum of two years, and/or a letter from an employer, and/or a letter from an officer of a non-profit organization indicating community service or volunteer services.
  • Be available to participate in an interview with the Chian Federation Scholarship Selection Committee, upon request—in person or remotely.

AWARD CONDITIONS:

  • Scholarship award recipients will be known as the Chian Federation Scholars.
  • Applicants selected for a scholarship must meet the following conditions. If any of the conditions are not met, the scholarship award will be forfeited.
  • Must provide proof of good standing at the time of application.
  • Must commit to participate in a minimum of one Chian Federation event, and make a presentation, or participate in a discussion pertaining to their studies—in person or remotely.

TIMELINE:

  • The application period opens on January 15 and closes at midnight on June 21st.
  • The Chian Federation Scholarship Selection Committee will review all applications and consider the merit of the applicants’ academic achievement, application essay, and recommendation(s). Scholarship decision letters will be sent electronically before July 5th.

For additional information, please contact the Chian Federation office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 718-204-2550.

 

CHIAN CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL FUND, INC.

THE CHIAN FEDERATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND

 

APPLICATION

 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Complete the online form and follow the directions as prompted.
  • You will need to submit a 500-750 word essay. The essay should address the following questions:
    1. State your goal(s). How will this degree advance your goals? What are your plans after graduation?
    2. What is your motivation for applying for this particular scholarship? Elaborate on your connection/commitment to the Greek and Chian culture and ideas, and your plans/vision of how this community can remain vibrant and active.
    3. The scholarship application process is competitive. The essay is one of the most important parts of your application. It is your opportunity to “speak” to the Scholarship Selection Committee and to make your application stand out above others. When writing your essay, consider how you might describe your plans while maintaining an academic or scholarly perspective. Make sure to proofread and that it is grammatically correct.
  • You will need two (or more) letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf:
    1. A letter of recommendation from a teacher, academic advisor, or other officer of an academic institution.
    2. A letter of recommendation from a community leader who has known you for a minimum of two years, and/or a letter from an employer, and/or a letter from an officer of a non-profit organization indicating community service or volunteer services.
    3. Make sure you have discussed your study plan and goals with the individual providing the letter of recommendation before submitting his/her name on your application.
  • Applications must be submitted on time and be complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Last name _________________________________ First name _______________________

Date of birth ________________ E-mail address ___________________________________

                       

Address ______________________________________________ Apt. no. ______________

City ___________________State____________ Zip code _______ Country: _­­____________

Day phone (______) ___________________ Cell phone (______) _____________________

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CONNECTION/COMMITMENT TO THE CHIAN COMMUNITY

 

Elaborate on your connection/commitment to the Hellenic and Chian culture and ideals, and your plans/vision of how this community can remain vibrant and active.

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

 

Please check one of the following:

  1. _____ I have been accepted to study at:

Institution Name: ______________________________________________________

Institution (Full) Address: _______________________________________________

Name of Degree: ______________________________________________________

(Please indicate the full name of the degree, i.e. AA or BA in…., or MS in….)

       First Semester of Study: ___________________________________

(Please indicate month and year)

 

  1. _____ I have been studying at this institution:

Institution Name: _____________________________________________________

Institution (Full) Address: ________________________________________________

Name of Degree: ____________________________________________________

Please indicate the full name of the degree, i.e. AA or BA in…., or MS in….)

Number of Credits Earned To-date __________Cumulative GPA ________

                       

Expected Graduation Date: _________________________________

(Please indicate month and year)

 

___________________________________________________________________________

I certify that the information provided in this application is true and accurate.

______________________________ ________________

Applicant Signature                                        Date