Greek Orthodox Retired Clergy Association Scholarship Program

The Retired Clergy Association annually offers the following three scholarships:

  1. A Scholarship of $1,000.00 to assist a seminarian at our Holy Cross School of Theology.
  2. Two “Dr. Nicholas & Nancy Vidalakis Family” Scholarships  of $2,500.00 each for widowed presvyteres and their families.
  3. The “Pedas Brothers” two year Scholarship of $2,500.00 for widowed Presvyteres.

Holy Cross School Of Theology Seminarian Scholarship

Students attending the Holy Cross School of Theology graduate program can apply for a scholarship. Only Graduate Students who presently maintain a ‘B’ average are eligible for the RCA $1,000.00 annual grant.

Deadline: Application packets must be postmarked by MAY 15th. Late submissions without prior permission will not be accepted by the committee. Incomplete packets will also not be considered by the committee.

Vidalakis Family Scholarship

Three-Way Partnership: Retired Clergy Association, the Widowed Sisterhood of Presvyteres, and the Vidalakis Family.  Dr. Nick Vidalakis provided the idea and skeleton of the program, and provides the upfront initial funding.

Proposed Recipients: widowed presvyteres, children, grand-children, great-grandchildren of living widowed Presvyteres and Retired.Priests.
For as long as the money lasts the committee will pick one female and one male as finalists to receive the scholarship from the total candidate pool of applicants.

Proposed applicants: Must be a high school senior or graduate and intending to start college or a graduate program in the Fall. Completed high school and later decides to attend college. Presently in college. Entering, or presently in, graduate school. Recipients are eligible for the scholarship only once.

Pedas Brothers Scholarship

This scholarship program was established by the Ted and James Pedas family and is administered by the Greek Orthodox Retired Clergy Association. Assistance is offered to widowed presvyteres enrolled in:

  1. A full-time College or University or graduate studies leading to a degree (including Associates degree).
  2. A Business Program

This scholarship, offering a two year scholarship of $2,500 for two per academic year, is available to assist a widowed Presvytera to gain skills to support herself and her family.

Candidates must be a widowed Presvytera within the jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. Candidate must be high school graduates and continuing their studies full-time.

In the event no widowed Presvytera applies the Committee has the right to make the Scholarship available to any Priest and Presvytera and their family.

Deadline: Application packets must be postmarked by the MAY 15th. Late submissions without prior permission will not be accepted by the committee. Incomplete packets will not be considered by the committee.

REQUIREMENTS

Awarding for the Dr. Vidalakis Scholarships will be based on Relative need. A G.P.A. of at least 3.0/B Grades, on a scale up to 4.0 G.P.A. Extra-curricular activities and leadership. Community service in various organizations.

Must submit the application, permission to contact employer(s), references and necessary information and a transcript of grades for at least the past school year.

Must be a United States citizen.

Two color photograph of the candidate with permitting the RCA to use it in promoting the scholarship program.

Any approved male recipient of the Dr. Vitalakis scholarship, who attending Holy Cross School of Theology in Brookline, MA and is pursuing the priesthood, will be given an additional $1,000 making this scholarship $3,500. We hope there are some young men who will be among our scholarship recipients and who will choose to become priests. This scholarship would be awarded only after the recipient has been accepted and enrolled in his second year in the graduate program of the Holy Cross School of Theology.

Deadline: For all the application packets must be postmarked by May 15th. Late submissions without prior permission will not be accepted by the committee. Incomplete packets will not be considered by the committee. APPLICATIONS MUST BE MAILED NOT SENT BY INTERNET

FOR APPLICATIONS or FURTHER INFORMATION WRITE TO: Father Steven Vlahos 424 Old Orchard Road Cherry Hill, NJ 08003  856.424.2006


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