John S. Pavlatos Memorial Scholarship
for Undergraduate or Graduate students
The John S. Pavlatos Memorial Scholarships are offered each year under the auspices of the Cephalonian Society of California. Awards are made on a competitive basis. Consideration shall be given on the basis of scholastic attainment, character, promise and need. The intent of donors of this fund is to make it possible and encourage students of Cephalonian heritage who have ability and sincere purpose to obtain a college education.
One or more scholarships may be granted to one or more qualified applicants. The amount shall be dependent upon the availability of funds. No applicant shall be dependent upon the availability of funds. No applicant shall be awarded more than one scholarship except as otherwise provided.
THE APPLICANT MUST:
- Be a resident of the state of California.
- Be a direct descendant of at least one grandparent who was born in Cephalonia.
- Be a graduate of high school that successfully met the requirements for entrance into an accredited college or university and have a minimum 3.0 grade point average in college preparatory courses during the last 3 years in high school or have attended an accredited college or university as a full-time student for one complete year and maintained a 3.0 grade point average.
- Have maintained a minimum 3.0 grade point average for their undergraduate studies if a graduate applicant.
- Not have previously been a recipient of a John S. Pavlatos Scholarship.
THE APPLICANT MUST:
- Complete a return the official application form with a photograph to the scholarship Chairperson By April 15th (deadline is April 15th of every year).
- Send with the application the following items to Jerry Victor, 2130 Frank Blondin Lane, Tracy, CA 95377:
- An official transcript from high school or accredited college or university.
- SAT or ACT scores verified by the counselor or principal.
- A detailed letter of recommendation from the principal, dean or counselor of the school last attended.
- A detailed letter of recommendation from another faculty member.
- A detailed letter of recommendation from any other source (except relative).
- An essay of 250 words related to the history and culture of Cephalonia.
- An Official transcript of all undergraduate work.
- Two(2) detailed letters of recommendation from faculty members and one detailed character reference from any other source (except relative).
- An essay of 250 words related to the history and culture of Cephalonia
The Scholarship committee shall process the applications for completeness. An independent professional education evaluator from four–year academic institution of higher learning shall conduct final evaluation and selection of scholarship award recipients. The scholarship committee does not select the recipients.
DISTRIBUTION OF SCHOLARSHIPS
Upon receiving a scholarship the awarded must send the scholarship committee the name and address of the college or university and a letter from the admissions office stating that they are enrolled. The scholarship committee shall mail the amount of the scholarship received to the admissions office or to the registrar of their school)
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