AHEPA NEWS

AHEPA Mother Lodge Chapter No. 1 Educational Fund
AWARDS $72,500 IN SCHOLARSHIPS

The AHEPA MOTHER LODGE CHAPTER No. 1 EDUCATIONAL FUND was established in 1986 and now serves the cultural and educational programs of AHEPA Chapter No. 1, DOP Chapter No. 53 and AHEPA Chapter No. 519.  In that capacity on Sunday, May 31, 2015, the AHEPA Educational Fund was joined by 200 family members, friends, and members of the AHEPA family for the presentation of the 29th Scholarship Awards Ceremony in the Kartos Ballroom at the Hellenic Community Center of the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

The highlight of the afternoon was the presentation of scholarships totaling $72,500 to 42 students from the greater Atlanta area.  Since 1986, over $720,550.00 in scholarship money has been awarded to students, at the college and post Baccalaureate level, to help them with their college education.


Opening remarks were made by Dr. Pandeli Durbetaki, Chairman of the AHEPA Educational Fund.  Board Members Athena Economy, George Skoufis, Victor Polizos, and Keath Paxten presented the scholarships. Traditionally, additional scholarships are presented in memory of deceased members of AHEPA and the Daughters of Penelope.  This year, scholarships were presented in memory of Charlotte M. Demetriades, Timothy J. Maniatis, and Charlie Vlass.