The mission of the AHEPA 29 Educational Foundation
is to assist worthy and needy students to advance their education.
AHEPA’s commitment to education has been well documented throughout its history. Over $4 million is endowed at the local, district and national levels toward the use of scholarships and a half-million dollars is awarded annually. Thousands of young men and women have benefited as recipients of AHEPA scholarships at these various levels. The most famous recipient, perhaps, is ABC News’ Host of This Week George Stephanopoulos.
The scholarship program at the national level is administered by the AHEPA National Educational Foundation. It offers scholarships to a wide variety of students. Recipients are: traditional and non-traditional students; seminarians, including those entering Holy Cross Greek School of Theology; and high school seniors, college and post-graduate students who are looking to become tomorrow’s leaders.
The preservation of Hellenic or Classical Studies programs on college campuses is an important issue for the AHEPA Educational Foundation. A subcommittee of the Foundation, the Hellenic Cultural Commission, actively works to support the study of the Classics at universities.
In addition, educational programs such as “Journey to Greece” and Washington Internships are sponsored by the Foundation.
The Beginning of AHEPA Houston Scholarships
Beginning in 1990, the members of the AHEPA Houston Chapter, Alexander the Great Chapter No. 29, under the direction of Strato Batmanis began awarding scholarships to deserving students whose families were members of both the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral and Alexander the Great Chapter No. 29.
Our first scholarships:
1990 – Polemanakos
1991 – Caloudas
1992 – Mytelin
1993 – Petheriotes
1994 – Retsios
In 2001, AHEPA 29 Educational Foundation, Inc. was chartered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to promote education.
With donations from individuals like you and the leadership of our Board of Directors, in 2001 we awarded $12,000 in scholarships
Approximately $600,000 in scholarships has been awarded. Click here to view a list of 300+ recipients
Our scholarships eligibility has been expanded to include any graduating high school senior, undergraduate student or graduate student
Different point values are assigned to every question on the application. The questions that carry the most points are:
◆ Financial need
◆ Grades/SAT-ACT/Class Rank
◆ Houston area Greek Orthodox Church membership
◆ Applicant’s membership in AHEPA, Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles, or Maids of Athena
◆ Applicant’s parents’/grandparent’s membership in AHEPA, Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles, or Maids of Athena