Eligibility Criteria

Since 1991, The Gerondelis Foundation has awarded scholarships to top-performing high school seniors of Greek descent residing or attending school in Essex County who are pursuing a four-year college degree. The criteria are:

  • The applicant must reside or attend school in Essex County and be a member of the current graduating class of any public or private high school.
  • The applicant must rank in the upper twenty percent of his or her class; or have achieved a combined SAT score of at least 1200; or a composite score of 27 on the ACT.
  • The applicant must officially be admitted to a four-year college or university.
  • The applicant must be of at least one-half Greek lineage.

Frequently Asked Questions

The deadline is July 1st of the applicant’s graduating year of high school.

  • A completed scholarship application online
  • A certified copy of the applicant’s high school transcript which reflects his or her class rank at least through the first half of the applicant’s senior year. If rank is not available, please ask your school counselor to indicate decile or quartile in your class on your transcript. This information must be uploaded in order for the application to be complete.
  • A copy of the High School Profile
  • A letter of admission to a four-year college or university
  • Proof of ancestry (birth or baptismal certificate of the applicant and, if necessary, the parent)
  • A copy of the applicant’s standardized testing score report reflecting SAT or ACT scores

If your high school does not rank students, please contact your school counselor to send an email to the foundation indicating the decile in which you rank.

Standardized test scores are optional as long as the applicant meets the academic requirement which states that the applicant must rank in the upper twenty percent of his or her class; or have achieved a combined SAT score of at least 1200; or a composite score of 27 on the ACT.

In order to be eligible to apply for this scholarship, all applicants must be officially accepted to a four year college or university.

Although we are excited to hear that you are an active member of your Greek Orthodox community, the guidelines explicitly state that in order for a student to be eligible to apply, they must be of at least one-half Greek lineage.

The foundation plans to distribute between $60,000 and $100,000 per year. All qualified applicants in any year will receive scholarships in equal amounts. The amounts may vary each year depending upon the number of qualified applicants. These awards carry no work or repayment requirements.

Scholarships will be awarded to all students who meet the above-outlined requirements. Payments will be made directly to students who present the foundation with a paid bill for the first semester’s tuition.

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