FDF is dedicated to helping our young participants of Orthodox Christian Faith and Greek dance culture to further their education. The FDF Scholarships are given to outstanding individuals that are recommended by their parish priest or dance program advisor/teacher who are highly motivated individuals that demonstrate the drive to succeed, the desire in their quest for a college education and commitment to FDF, their Church and their community.

Hellenic American University Study Abroad Scholarship

The Greek Orthodox Folk Dance & Choral Festival is pleased to share that in collaboration with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, 10 scholarships are will be offered to college/university students to study abroad in Athens, Greece at Hellenic American University for a semester or summer.

Scholarship applications require a passport copy, transcripts, a personal statement, and letter from your parish priest or leader of your home community.

Deadline for applications: Friday, March 31, 2023

Learn more about the HAU program and scholarship applicationApply here.

Ionian Village Scholarship

The goal of Ionian Village is to provide Campers and Staff with a life-transforming summer experience by bringing them closer to our Orthodox faith and exploring our rich Hellenic culture and history.

The FDF 2023 Ionian Village Scholarship is being offered to eligible participants of the 2023 Greek Orthodox Folk Dance & Choral Festival so the recipient may explore their faith and heritage through the Ionian Village program.

Eligible applicants must presently be in grade 9 through 12 in accordance with Ionian Village policy. A scholarship will be awarded based on review of the applicant essay and references. The recipient will receive a full scholarship to Ionian Village 2023 Session 2 (July19 – August 7, 2023).

Deadline for applications: Saturday, March 25, 2023

Learn more about the FDF 2023 | Ionian Village Scholarship. Apply here.

FDF Scholarships

Archbishop Demetrios Scholarship (awarded by FDF)
Cynthia Anderson Scholarship (awarded by FDF)
Chris Papadimitrakis Scholarship (awarded by FDF)
Fr. Homer Demopoulos Scholarship (awarded by FDF)
Elektra Fourakis Scholarship (awarded by FDF)
Fr. Anthony Moschonas Scholarship (awarded by Presbytera Maria Moschonas and Family)
Dean Phillips Scholarship (awarded by the Vickie and George Demos Family)
Gerry and Jeannie Ranglas Scholarship (awarded by Gerry and Jeannie Ranglas)
Isidoros and Maria Garifalakis & Family Scholarship Award (awarded by Isidoros and Maria Garifalakis)
Peter S. Beckas Scholarship (awarded by the Beckas and Yortzidis Families)
Athanasios K. Syrengelas Scholarship (awarded by the Elizabeth and Michael Syrengelas Family)
Anna and Nicholas Kyriacou Scholarship (awarded by Kathleen and Gig Kyriacou)
Ted Laliotis Scholarship (awarded by the Laliotis Family)
Demetrios K. Pantazis Memorial Academic Scholarship (awarded by Eleni Pantazis, Nicole Pitsos, Maria Defterios, Tina Andrews, and Katerina Nichols)

Required education level: Between senior year of high school through junior year of college. The student must be attending and participating in the current year’s FDF.

How to Apply
If you would like to be considered for one of these scholarships, notify your parish priest (or dance program advisor) and ask them to submit a letter on your behalf. To give your parish priest or dance program director additional information about yourself, provide them with a completed FDF Bio Sheet. All letters should be sent to the email below by the author of your letter:
Vickie Demos, Scholarships Director

Deadline for 2023 Scholarship Applications: 12/31/23

Any Questions?
Contact FDF Board of Trustees Scholarships Director Vickie Demos at:
Phone: 562-688-8315

Download Candidate Bio Sheet