Since 2019, the Hellenic Heritage Foundation (HHF) has sponsored a select group of students across Canada, to take part in a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore their Hellenic heritage and reconnect with their culture through our partnership with the Heritage Greece program.
The Heritage Greece program is a two-week cultural and educational study abroad trip, open to exceptional North American college and university students of Hellenic descent, aged 18 to 26. The Heritage Greece program is developed by the National Hellenic Society (NHS) and hosted by the American College of Greece (ACG) which is located on a beautiful 65-acre campus in the suburb of Agia Paraskevi in Athens, Greece. The Program benefits Greek-American and Greek-Canadian students wishing to explore their Hellenic heritage, culture, roots and identity in a shared experience with a peer group of students from the ACG.
Student participants meet in Washington, DC for an exciting orientation with high level receptions and meetings before leaving for Greece as a group.
Greek-Canadian students are eligible to take part via five-$5,000 scholarships offered by the Hellenic Heritage Foundation. Participants bear $1,000 of the airfare expense to Greece, and are responsible for transportation to and from Washington, DC. All other related costs including tuition, accommodations, local transportation are covered by the HHF scholarship.
Once back home, participants remain engaged as part of the Heritage Greece Alumni Network, where they will continue to have access to further career advancing opportunities and mentorship as Heritage Greece Alumni.
To be eligible, students will need to:
- Be currently enrolled in an Undergraduate or Graduate postsecondary program
- Be Canadians of Greek descent
- Be 18-26 years of age
- Have GPA of 3.0 or higher (B average or higher in Canada)
- Preference will be given to students who have never or have seldom been to Greece in the past.
For Application deadlines and additional information on the Heritage Greece Program, we encourage you to visit:
To be considered for admission to the HHF - NHS Heritage Greece Program, you will need to complete the online application form provided above before the deadline, provide a letter of recommendation, provide a copy of your official or student issued transcript, and complete the Insurance Waiver Form.