~ Deadline for annual applications is March 1 ~


BOSTON - The Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarships Program has kicked off again this year and applications are being taken from graduate and undergraduate journalism and communications students from across the United States.

The $5,000 non-renewable scholarships will be presented at the Alpha Omega Council’s Annual Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner, during which time a noted individual will be recognized for contributions to Hellenic and Orthodox ideals.

Comprised of leading professionals of Hellenic ancestry, The Alpha Omega Council annually honors its late founder, Peter Agris, also the founder and publisher of The Hellenic Chronicle, for fifty years the premier Greek American national English-language weekly newspaper in this country. 

Peter Agris was active in the establishment of our parish and a member until his death in 1989. He was also an Archon of the Greek Orthodox Church, a trustee of Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology, Anatolia College, The American College of Greece and an Ahepan.

Prerequisites for the scholarship include: Greek American heritage; current full-time enrollment as a journalism or communications major at the graduate or undergraduate level in an accredited college or university in the United States; active participation in school, community, church organizations; a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need. 

Interested candidates should visit or write to: The Peter Agris Memorial Scholarships Committee, c/o Nancy Agris Savage, 9 Nonesuch Drive, Natick, MA 01760. Questions may be directed to

Applications, transcripts, the required essay and any published work that might enhance the application must be returned by email to, or by mail to the above address, no later than March 1st.