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Five thousand dollar scholarship available to journalism students of Greek American heritage

Journalism and communications majors at the graduate and undergraduate level who are of Greek American heritage may apply for annual scholarships given in the amount of $5,000 in memory of Peter Agris, the late founder and publisher of The Hellenic Chronicle.

The non-renewable grants have been offered by the Alpha Omega Council of New England and the Agris family for the last 18 years.

Criteria for candidates includes: * Greek American heritage. * Current full-time enrollment as a journalism or communications major at the graduate or undergraduate level in 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.

Candidates may download an application on the Alpha Omega Council’s website at The following items must be returned by email to or by mail to The Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarships Committee, c/o Nancy Agris Savage, 9 Nonesuch Drive, Natick, MA 01760 by no later than March 1, 2010
1) Completed application 
2) Current transcript 
3) Required essay 
4) Copies of any published articles or other professional materials that would enhance the application

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