Scholarships

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.


Demetrios K. Pantazis

The Demetrios K. Pantazis Scholarship Award is awarded to a student who demonstrates compassion and commitment to humanitarian causes in their local community and beyond. This is for students in the Greek Orthodox Community, who have community-based humanitarian experiences and have a desire to help people who are less fortunate. Submission of the following materials and this application are in hopes of receiving a one-time $10,000 Academic Scholarship.
Eligibility:
The primary criterion for the award is a Student’s volunteer experience.

  • Must be currently enrolled as a high school junior or senior student.
  • Must be involved in at least 2 Greek Orthodox Youth Groups.
  • Funds must be used towards a College/University or Vocational School.

How to Apply
Include with the form linked below:

  1. Write a 500-word essay revealing how these funds will help in your personal quest for higher learning. Please cite personal experiences that illustrate examples of humanitarian or philanthropic efforts in social settings for community service. Include ideologies or people who have influenced your decision to pursue education and vocational aspirations.
  2. Please include a list of at least 3 volunteer/humanitarian experiences that have allowed you to help others and the impact it had on the individual and on yourself.
  3. Please include 2 reasons why these funds will assist you in furthering your Education.
  4. Three letters of recommendation: One from your parish priest, second from a teacher or school official, and third from a person that can validate your desire to serve.
  5. In 500 words or less describe your involvement and participation within the Youth Ministry programs of our Orthodox Church and their affect on your life.
  6. FDF Participation

Due: May 1, 2020

Demetrios Pantazis Scholarship

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)

Eligibility:
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:

scholarships@yourfdf.org
Vickie Demos, Scholarships Director

Deadline for 2021 Scholarship Applications: TBD

Any Questions?
Contact FDF Board of Trustees Scholarships Director Vickie Demos at:
Email: scholarships@yourfdf.org
Phone: 562-688-8315

Download Candidate Bio Sheet