Katina John Malta Scholarship Applications Available

Applications are now available for the Katina John Malta Scholarship Fund, a new scholarship program established at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America by means of a generous gift from the estate of Katina John Malta. The donation and the formation of the scholarship program has been done in recognition of the love Katina had for the Church and in honor of the desire she had to help others, especially children and youth.

For the 2003-04 academic year, two scholarships will be awarded in the amounts of $2000 for each scholarship. Selection of the recipients will be based on the following criteria:

• Candidates must be of the Eastern Orthodox faith, and at the time of application, high school seniors or full-time matriculated students committed to serious study in a degree-earning program at an accredited college or university.

•Candidates must be firmly planning to commence or continue attendance at the college or university of their choice in the next academic year.

• Candidates must provide evidence to the Scholarship Committee of scholastic standing, including transcript records with a grade level of at least a B, 85 percent or 3.0 average.

• Candidates must provide a typewritten one-page essay setting forth the reason for applying for the award and include as enclosures one Letter of Recommendation, as well as a Letter of Acceptance or Continuation from their college or university.

• Candidates who are high school seniors must have achieved and must provide proof of a combined SAT score of 1,000. If the SAT is not administered, another measure used by the academic community should be substituted.

• Applications must be submitted by a candidate to the Scholarship Committee. At the discretion of the Committee, the candidate may be interviewed in person or by telephone.

• Candidates must provide evidence of financial need. Preference will be given to candidates who are orphans and to those who are undertaking studies in the sciences, business and the arts.

Applications may be requested from the Office of the Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese by calling (212) 774-0513 or by written request. Requests and completed applications should be sent to the Malta Scholarship Fund - c/o Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America - Office of the Chancellor - 8 East 79th Street - New York, NY 10021. The deadline for applications is April 1.