ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP MINISTRY
In January 2015, Fr. Sotiri and Presvytera Stefanie rekindled Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) at Ascension, a national collegiate campus ministry program charged with keeping Orthodox college students connected to each other, and to the Orthodox faith, while they are away at school.
Caity Anast is Ascension's parish liaison for OCF and will provide Parish students (via email) information about college scholarships, camp counselor opportunities, college conferences, online resources and much more. To receive information and stay in contact, please email Caity at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPRING 2019 RETREAT
YOUNG ADULT RETREAT: This year's retreat for young adults ages 18-35 takes place May 3-5 at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center. The theme is "Who Am I Becoming: Living Our Life in Christ." For more information and to register, click HERE; or, contact the Youth and Young Adult Ministry at Y2AM@chicago.goarch.org.
GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLIS YOUNG PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago recently announced an open invitation for young adults and emerging leaders, ages 21-40, to apply for the newly created Young Professional Advisory Board of the Metropolis which will advise the Metropolitan and the Metropolis Council. For more information and a link to the online application click HERE.
CURRENT SCHOLARSHIPS, OPPORTUNITIES and LINKS
The Foundation's mission is to promote education by providing scholarships and educational programs to Greek American students who, guided by the values of their Hellenic upbringing, have the potential to become life-long significant achievers and contribute meaningfully to society. Scholarships are available to undergraduate students. The 2018-2019 scholarship application is available HERE and was due on January 31, 2019.
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America offers applications for the Scholarship and Fellowship programs administered by the Archdiocese. Applications can be accessed by clicking HERE. For more information, please email email@example.com or call 212-774-0283. The deadline for submitting an application for any of these scholarships is May 3, 2019. The following scholarships are administered by the Department of Philanthropy of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America are available for awards to be made for the 2019-2020 academic year: GEORGE & NAOUMA (GIOULE) GIOLES SCHOLARSHIP; KATINA JOHN MALTA SCHOLARSHIP; PALEOLOGOS SCHOLARSHIP. The George & Naouma (Gioule) Gioles Scholarship and the Katina John Malta Scholarship are for undergraduate studies, and the Paleologos Scholarship is awarded for graduate work of a non-theological nature. Each of these scholarships was established through generous gifts from dedicated Greek Orthodox Christians who wanted to provide financial assistance towards the education of young people from our Orthodox Christian community.
In addition to informing and culturally enriching, Hellenic Link - Midwest assists young Greek-Americans to achieve their career goals through its scholarship program. Each year a number of scholarships are awarded at the Annual Dinner Dance. These scholarships are given to students of Greek descent who are enrolled in accredited United States colleges or universities and have completed one year of study. Applications are due October 15, 2018. For more information about this program, click HERE.
The John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation
The John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation, commonly known as the Kulis Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting religious, humanitarian, and educational initiatives benefiting Orthodox Christian and Hellenic communities worldwide. Numerous scholarships are available. Applications are made available November 1 and due the following April 1. Please click on the link above to see the list of scholarships and their requirements.
Windy City Greek published the Greek American Scholarship Guide, which lists scholarship opportunities specifically for Greek-American students.
OCF SCHOLARSHIP and SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES
This website lists current scholarships, internships, and other opportunities available to Orthodox Christian college students in North America. Check back often for updates.
IONIAN VILLAGE'S IVNEXT PROGRAM
Registration for Ionian Village’s IVNext Program, (formerly Spiritual Odyssey) for 19-24 year olds opens March 1st. Visit https://www.ionianvillage.org/spiritual -odyssey for more information.
FANARI CAMP COUNSELOR REGISTRATION opens on March 5 at fanari.org.