TORONTO, December 2012 – The Hellenic Heritage Foundation (HHF), a Toronto based charitable organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion and advancement of Hellenic education, culture and heritage in Canadian society, hosted its Annual Christmas Dinner on Friday, December 14th, 2012.
The Annual Christmas Dinner is a typically time for family and friends of the Foundation to celebrate each other’s company and the successes the Foundation has realized over the past year.
This year’s Annual Christmas Dinner was particularly special as the Foundation was able to present four Undergraduate Scholarships and one Graduate Fellowship to deserving students pursuing an education in Hellenic Studies. The Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships created at York University through the Hellenic Heritage Foundation not only serve as an Award of distinction among students but financially enable students to pursue a career or education in Modern Greek History, Language or Literature that would otherwise not be feasible or encouraged to follow.
The five following Awards were presented:
Receiving The Chris Tarnaris Memorial Award: Panayiotis (Peter) Mylonas.Receiving The Dagonas Family Award: Lukian (Luka) Treska Receiving The John Alexopoulos Memorial Award: Andrew Vittas. Receiving The Olympia and Spyros Thomas Award: Maria Rossi. Receiving The HHF Graduate Fellowship in Mozdern Greek History: Chris Grafos
We congratulate the recipients for a fine academic year and perhaps more importantly, the donors for their visionary leadership in establishing a scholarship that will not only offer deserving students the opportunity to pursue their dreams of higher education but also contribute to the development of the Hellenic Studies Programme at York University for many years to come.