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GOAA - 2008-09 Katina John Malta Scholarship Applications Available

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Date Thu, 07 Feb 2008 13:41:45 -0800

GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE OF AMERICA 8-10 East 79th St. New York, NY 10075-0106 Tel: (212) 570-3530 Fax: (212) 774-0215 Web: Email:

2008-09 Katina John Malta Scholarship Applications Available

Applications are available for the Katina John Malta Scholarship Fund, a 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 of the Orthodox Christian Faith. At least two scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded for the 2008-09 academic year. Selection of the recipients will be based on the following criteria:

Candidates must be of the Eastern Orthodox faith (within a jurisdiction of the member Churches of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas ? SCOBA), and at the timee of application, high school seniors or full-time matriculated students committed to serious study in an undergraduate degree program at an accredited college or university.

Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

· Candidates must be firmly planning to commence or continue their studies, full time, at the college or university of their choice in the next academic year.

· Candidates must provide the Scholarship Committee with evidence of their 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 three Letters of Recommendation, as well as a Letter of Acceptance or Continuation from their undergraduate college or university.

· Candidates who are high school seniors must have achieved and must provide proof of a combined new SAT minimum score of 1500*, or older SAT minimum score of 1000. If the SAT is not administered, another measure used by the academic community, for example the ACT, should be substituted. College students must also submit both current college as well as high school transcripts, including their testing record of SAT and/or ACT scores. *NOTE: New SAT writing section may be waived.

· Candidates must submit an application to the Scholarship Committee and be available for an interview at the Committee's discretion. Applications must be filled out in their entirety. The committee will not consider incomplete applications.

· 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, by e-mail at, or by written request. Completed applications should be sent to the Malta Scholarship Fund, c/o Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Office of the Chancellor, 8-10 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075.

Scholarships must be postmarked by the April 18, 2008 deadline.

Applications are also available on-line at: asp

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