The Hellenic College Chrysostom Scholarship operates in conjunction with the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival that takes place annually in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. It supports young people who want to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from an Orthodox Christian college. First, second, and third-place winners at the parish, district, metropolis, and national levels are eligible to receive a Chrysostom Scholarship to Hellenic College if they are accepted. See the link to the flyer below for the range of scholarship awards.
The Chrysostom Scholarship provides financial assistance to Hellenic College undergraduate students who receive a Scholarship under these terms and conditions. Provided these terms and conditions are met, students who are awarded the Scholarship will receive a credit for the pursuit of one undergraduate degree in an amount equal to the yearly cash amounts specified in the chart below for up to four consecutive years (8 consecutive semesters) of study at Hellenic College. The potential value of the Scholarship over four years is between $10,000 and $120,000 per awardee, depending upon their success in the Festival. The final value of a winner’s awarded scholarship will be determined by the highest level attained in the competition and is not a cumulative award. Please note that the Scholarship applies to tuition first and only applies to additional costs once the award exceeds the cost of tuition. All non-Hellenic scholarships will be applied first before any Hellenic scholarships. Awardees must make other arrangements to pay for remaining tuition, room and board, fees, books, insurance, and other expenses.
See this flyer for a table with all the breakdowns of the scholarship awards.
Each first, second, and third-place finisher in the Senior and Junior divisions of the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival from each of the three disciplines (oratory, poetry, and essay) at every level of competition is eligible to apply. In the event of a tie, both participants will be eligible. If none of the top three finishers from a discipline are willing or able to obtain the Scholarship, then that year’s Scholarship will be forfeited for the particular discipline(s). See the Terms and Conditions document for full details.
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I grew up coming to lots of events on this campus and also got to know a number of seminarians at the Metropolis camp. Meeting those seminarians and hearing them chant had quite an impact. Their zeal really rubbed off on me. And while I was still in college, I got involved with a variety of Church ministries and became program director at the Metropolis camp and have now been at Holy Cross for over a year. Having begun my second year as a seminarian, I often am reminded how great it is to be in a community of people so passionate about the Orthodox Faith and the future of the Church.
My experience at Hellenic was nothing short of life-changing. From the moment I walked onto campus, I felt a sense of belonging. I received the academic support that I needed and I immediately felt cared for by the professors and Administration who really valued my learning and success at Hellenic College. I was also spiritually uplifted by the support of many priests and Spiritual Fathers on campus, daily Chapel services, and religious electives available to me as a non-Religious Studies major. I also have formed lifelong relationships and met some of my best friends here. This is an amazing opportunity that every young Orthodox Christian should consider.