Introducing the 2017 FAITH Scholars for Academic Excellence

Introducing the 2017 FAITH Scholars for Academic Excellence

With the gracious generosity and support of our Founders, FAITH awarded 65 FAITH Scholarships for Academic Excellence to some of the most promising young leaders in the Greek and Hellenic community.

Chaired by Dr. P. Roy Vagelos, the FAITH Review committee awarded these scholarships to graduating high school seniors who displayed tremendous accomplishments throughout their education and commendable spirit of charity and leadership within their communities. Each year, the caliber of candidates who apply continues to soar, and we applaud the Greek Orthodox Christina humanitarian values they exemplify.

On average, each 2017 FAITH Scholar scored within the 95th percentile for the ACT and SAT, maintained an A grade point average and took 7 to 9 Advanced Placement courses. More than 60 percent founded clubs at school, interned in fields related to their proposed college major, served in student government and participated in multiple honor societies. Committing to over an average of 350 hours of community service, the 2017 FAITH Scholars organized blood drives, volunteered at children’s hospitals and tutored their peers through mentorship programs. 

These extraordinary young people join a network of over 300 other FAITH Scholars who have been  recognized for excellence in academic achievements and leadership in the Greek and Hellenic community.

Meet the 2017 FAITH Scholars for Academic Excellence

Vasilia Adams, Acting, New York University

Maria Agoris, Biology, Loyola University

Konstantine Alikakos, Biology, Loyola University

Harris Avgousti, Biochemistry, University of Pennsylvania

Eva Borden, Education, Santa Clara University

Chrissanthi Boutalis, Engineering, Northeastern University

Constandina Brown, International Studies, Colorado State University

Loukas Carayannopoulos, Nuclear Engineering, MIT

Anna Christou, Chemistry, University of Virginia

Andreas Christy, Chemistry, University of Arkansas

Christina Clinton, Human Biology, Michigan State University

Lucas Collins, Biochemistry, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Anastasia Condos, Nursing, Millikin University

Katerina Connor, Chemical Engineering, University of Rochester

Christodoulos Constantinou, Biology and Business, Boston University

Stamatina Copulos, Journalism, University of Florida

Stavros Costarides, Mechanical Engineering, University of Georgia

Paul DeBassio, Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Nikolas Deffigos, Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University

Apostolos Delis, Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles

Eleni Demas, Biomedical Engineering, Binghamton University

Dimitra Efremidis, Corporate Finance, Bentley University

George Faklis, Finance, University of North Florida

Mary Fellios, Biochemistry, Columbia University

Namie Fotion, Biology, University of California, Los Angeles

Nicholas Fotopoulos, Molecular Biology, Princeton University

Alexander Gallanis, Cognitive Science, University of Southern California

Stephanie Garoufalis, Human Physiology, University of Iowa

Steven Gerazounis, Mechanical Engineering and Finance, Lehigh University

Marina Gianakopoulos, Architecture, University of Virginia

Vassi Gianitsos, Mathematics and Chemistry, University of Texas

Maria Kaouris, Biology and English, Middlebury College

George Kiriakou, Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University

Raphael Kirou, Biological Sciences, Cornell University

Antonia Klima, Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

Jonathan Kraft, Economics & Mathematics, Yale University

Panayiota Laros, Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Apostolos Lianos, Pre-Law, Carroll University

Thomas Macheras, Comp. Sci., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lucas Maggos, Finance, Indiana University

Christiana Manos, Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology

Victoria Martine, Biology and Spanish, Indiana University

Victoria Mavrogeorgis, Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Sophia McElroy, Business Administration, North Carolina State University

John Melizanis, Business Administration, University of California, Berkley

Kyriakos Mossaidis, History & Political Science, Christopher Newport University

Marianna Nerantzinis, Biology, Stony Brook University

Kyriaki Pagones, Nursing, Purdue University

Ari Papahronis, Economics and English, Columbia University

Georgia Papakirk, Environmental Management, Indiana University

Isabel Parras, Architecture, Virginia Tech

Anastasia Peratopoulos, Childhood Education, University of Findlay

Elizabeth Phillips, Finance, University of Colorado, Boulder

Athena Schlitt, Biochemistry, Purdue University

Anna Sellas, Early Childhood Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Matthew Sietsema, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

Marjanna Smith, Undeclared, George Washington University

Kallisti St. John, Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Tufts University

Maria Stavridis, Agrobusiness, Ohio State University

Elias Stefanopoulos, Biomedical Engr., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Euthymia Stratakis, Biology, University of Pennsylvania

Alexios Touloupis, Journalism, University of Mississippi

Panayiotis Tsiampas, Biology, Loyola University

Maria Tudora, Biology, University of Texas at Dallas

Alexios Vlahoyiannis, Undeclared, Wake Forest University