Continuing for the seventh year in a row “FAITH: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism” will once again sponsor a series of financial aid scholarships this summer through its “Birthright Hellas” program to campers participating in the Ionian Village Summer Camp program. FAITH provides full, and partial scholarships to those participants that qualify.
Ionian Village participants will travel across Greece, venerating the relics of the Saints, walking in the footsteps of the Apostles, and visiting significant sites of Greek history and culture. At the end of each program, the campers, staff and clergy return home with strengthened faith, life-long friendships based on Christian love, and an expanded appreciation for the Orthodox Church and Greek culture.
“Ionian Village, as many people know, is a very special place. It is truly more than a summer camp, it is an experience that is life-transforming. Through the generous support and love of the Founders of FAITH, many young people who perhaps could not otherwise afford this experience are not able to. As we saw this year, we have recipients from each Metropolis of the Archdiocese, telling us what an amazing impact this grant continues to make in the life of our Archdiocese. This program is truly a great show of support for this amazing ministry, and a wonderful opportunity for these young campers” remarked Fr. Evagoras Constantinides, the Director of Ionian Village
FAITH sponsors scholarships through the US – Greece Fulbright Foundation to support scholarly exchanges and international collaboration in education. The core mission of FAITH is to support the development of innovative educational, cultural and scholarship programs for young people that promote excellence through an understanding of Hellenism, and its relationship to America’s history and multicultural landscape with programs such as funding Fulbright fellowships and other related programs. For more details about FAITH programs, please visit www.faithendowment.org. FAITH Scholarships are NOW available for participants of Summer Travel Camp and Byzantine Venutre, ages 13-18.
Please Click Here to Download your 2013 FAITH Scholarship Application.
Completed applications are to be postmarked by March 1, 2013.
If you do not qualify for an Ionian Village Scholarship, click here for helpful fundraising ideas.