Applications for the Katina John Malta Scholarship, a new scholarship program established at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and available to students belonging to member jurisdictions of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas [SCOBA], are now being accepted.
Established by means of a generous gift from the estate of Katina John Malta, the scholarship program was established in recognition of the love Katina had for the Church and her desire to help others, especially children and youth.
For the 2004-05 academic year, two $2000.00 scholarships will be awarded.
Eastern Orthodox high school seniors or full-time matriculated students committed to serious study in a degree-earning program at an accredited college or university who wish to apply for a scholarship must be members of a SCOBA parish at the time of application. They must also be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Candidates must be committed to beginning or continuing their studies at the college or university of their choice in the next academic year and provide evidence of scholastic standing by submitting transcript records indicating a grade level of at least a B, 85 percent, or 3.0 average. They also must provide a one- page typewritten essay detailing their reasons for applying for the award. A letter of recommendation, as well as a letter of acceptance or continuation from applicants’ undergraduate college or university must accompany all applications.
Candidates who are high school seniors must provide proof of a combined SAT score of 1,000. If the SAT is not administered, another measure used by the academic community may be substituted.
Candidates must demonstrate evidence of financial need, and preference will be given to candidates who are orphans and to those pursuing studies in the sciences, business and the arts. Copies of a candidate’s federal income tax statement or that of his or her parents, if a dependent, must also be submitted.
Applications must be submitted by April 15, 2004 to the Scholarship Committee, which may wish to interview applicants in person or by telephone.