The Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarships

Peter Agris Memorial Scholarship for Greek-Americans pursuing careers in journalism and communications.

The Alpha Omega Council, comprised of leading businesspersons of Hellenic ancestry, honors its late founder by presenting the Peter Agris Memorial Scholarships annually to several young Greek-Americans pursuing studies in the fields of journalism or communications. The scholarship has been given in honor of Peter Agris, founder and publisher of The Hellenic Chronicle, for fifty years the premier Greek-American national English-language weekly newspaper in this country. Mr. Agris was also an Archon of the Greek Orthodox Church and a trustee of Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology.

Criteria for candidates include:

Being of Greek-American decent and a U.S. citizen

Current full-time enrollment as a journalism or communications major at the graduate or undergraduate level at an accredited college or university in the United States

Active participation in school, community, church organizations

A minimum of a 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need

The $ 5,000 non-renewable scholarships are presented at The Alpha Omega Council’s Annual Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner typically held in the month of June of each year. At this event, a prominent Greek-American is honored for his or her contributions to Orthodoxy and Hellenism.