In 2011, the EOK Scholarship Fund was established in recognition of The Hellenic Women's Club's 75th anniversary. Each year, scholarships of $5,000 are awarded at The Mistletoe Ball based on academic merit, community service and leadership efforts. To date, the EOK has given over $240,000 to women of Greek descent who are dedicated to pursuing their higher education goals.
In the Spotlight
Where is she now? Over the years, The Hellenic Women's Club has been able to provide scholarships to a number of hard working young women. See what they have been up to and the positive impacts they have brought to their surrounding communities.
Pia Kurkuvelos was an EOK scholarship recipient in 2012, during her first year at Boston College Law School. She is currently an associate at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston, practicing in the firm’s Hedge Funds practice group.
She has attended The Mistletoe Ball each year since she received the scholarship, and tells us, “I look forward each year to seeing deserving young women receive scholarships to further their own academic pursuits.”
We wish Pia the best as she continues her wonderful career in the law, and we too look forward to seeing her back at the Ball each year!
Wellesley graduate ('15), Catherine Vatikiotis pursued her Master’s Degree at American University with a concentration in Terrorism and National Security. Now a Special Agent with the U.S. Department of State, and soon to be deployed overseas, Catherine penned this message to The Hellenic Women’s Club:
“Receiving The Hellenic Women’s Club Scholarship was an honor and it truly made a difference during my time at Wellesley. It allowed me to focus on my studies and rewarding extracurriculars, rather than working to keep up with the expenses of college. I am very grateful to be one of the recipients of this wonderful scholarship.”
The 2018 application period is now closed. Check back for details on the 2019 process.
Scholarship Fund Committee Members
Bobi Koukounaris, Chair
Despina K. Anton, Ex-Officio
Mary Lynn Pergantis, Treasurer
Jackie G. McCabe
Daphne G. Meredith
Susan A. Pasanen