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 anast1028@gmail.com. 

OCF AT HOME MINISTRY  Bringing an on campus-connection to your living room.

Please join us in Virtual Ministry by YAL Chicago: Virtual Connection, a time of Prayer, Community, and Conversation in these times of Social Distancing. Each Friday at 6pm, we will be streaming a live Salutations Service followed by an Open Question Forum at 7pm to all via Zoom.  There is also an opportunity to submit names to be lifted up in Prayer to the Theotokos in these difficult times. We hope to see you all there!


Panhellenic Scholarship Foundation

The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation released its 2019/20 scholarship application on October 1st. The Foundation accepted applications from eligible Greek American college students through January 31, 2020. Recipients of 2019-2029 scholarships will be notified of their results by April 30, 2020 and recognized at the Foundation's annual Award Ceremony and Gala, which will take place on June 13, 2020.   Click HERE for all of the information.  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. 


Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Scholarship Programs

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America offers applications for the Scholarship and Fellowship programs administered by the Archdiocese. Applications can be accessed by clicking HEREFor more information, please email scholarships@goarch.org or call 212-774-0283. The deadline for submitting applications in past years was in the beginning of May.  The following scholarships are administered by the Department of Philanthropy of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America:  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.

Hellenic Link - Midwest

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.  The 2019/20 application and more information is available by clicking HERE.  Applications were due October 10, 2019.

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-American Scholarship Guide

Windy City Greek published the Greek American Scholarship Guide in 2017, which lists scholarship opportunities specifically for Greek-American students.

This website lists current scholarships, internships, and other opportunities available to Orthodox Christian college students in North America.  Check back often for updates.



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.  PLEASE NOTE:  The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Office of Ionian Village regretfully announced the cancellation of all Ionian Village Summer 2020 programming due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic across the globe. This includes IV Next as well as both sessions of the Archdiocese’s annual summer camp in Greece.

COUNSELOR REGISTRATION opens in early March at fanari.org.





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