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.

Ionian Village Scholarship
The goal of Ionian Village is simple: 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 2020 Ionian Village Scholarship is being offered to eligible participants of the 2020 Greek Orthodox Folk Dance & Choral Festival so that the winner may explore their faith and heritage through the Ionian Village program. Eligible applicants must currently be in grade 9 through 12 in accordance with Ionian Village registration policy. Two scholarships will be awarded based on review of the applicants’ essays and references. The scholarship recipients will receive a full-registration to Ionian Village 2020 Session 2 (July19 – August 7, 2020). Registration includes round trip airfare from New York’s JFK or Chicago O’Hare’s Airport to Athens, Greece as well as associated program costs. The total cost of the Ionian Village program for 2020 is $6,000. The FDF 2020 Ionian Village Scholarship awards a full discount of $6,000. The scholarships do not cover transportation to or from JFK/O’Hare Airport at the start and end of the Ionian Village program.

The scholarship recipients will be responsible for completing registration independently with the Office of Ionian Village to guarantee their space at camp and will also be asked to write an article about their experience at Ionian Village for the 2021 edition of FDF’s Oli Mazi.


Download Ionian Village Scholarship Application

2020 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)
Fr. Anthony Moschonas Scholarship (awarded by Presbytera Maria Moschonas and family)
Dean Phillips Scholarship (awarded by the Demos Family)
Jim Papangellin Scholarship (awarded by the George Papangellin Family)
Sophia Bouras Scholarship (awarded by the George Papangellin Family)
Gerry and Jeannie Ranglas Scholarship (awarded by Gerry and Jeannie Ranglas)
Dr. Bobby and Mrs. Nikki Papoulias Scholarship (awarded by Dr. Bobby and Mrs. Nikki Papoulias)

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 2020 Scholarship Applications: December 30, 2019

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

Download Candidate Bio Sheet