Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and Awards

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the Caloyeras Center offers a number of annual scholarships and academic awards to students who minor in Modern Greek Studies: scholarships for tuition assistance; financial assistance and/or scholarships to travel and study in Greece with the Odyssey program; awards for research papers on topics of interest to the area of Modern Greek Studies; awards for overall academic achievement. Scholarships and awards are given based on academic merit and/or financial need.

The Elios Charitable Foundation, the Onassis Foundation, The Hellenic-American Council, the Hellenic University Club, the L.A. Greek Film Festival, the Next Generation Initiative, the Libra Internship Program are some of the Center’s supporters. 

In addition to these awards, the Center offers part-time work-study positions at LMU and facilitates opportunities for internships in organizations, non-profits, and businesses that are supported by the broader Greek-American community.

Many of our recent graduates have been awarded scholarships and/or received internships here in Los Angeles, in Washington D.C., as well as in Europe, and Asia. 

Scholarships and Academic Awards 2018-19

  • The Rosalind Farmans Halikis scholarship for academic excellence to a student minoring in Modern Greek Studies. 

  • The Peter and Beverly Caloyeras Scholarships for the Odyssey Summer Study Program in Greece.

  • The George and Cleola Gavalas scholarship for the Odyssey Summer Study in Greece Program.

  • The Barbara and Hugh Gray Award in Modern Greek Studies for academic excellence in Modern Greek Studies (supported by the Leventhal family).

  • The Mary Tsassis Award in Modern Greek and European History for a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in Modern Greek and European History.

  • The IMXA Scholarship for the Institute for Balkan Studies in Thessaloniki, Greece; a fully-paid scholarship for a month-long study of Modern Greek Language and Culture (sponsored by the Greek Ministry of Culture).


Group shot of Modern Greek Studies scholarship recipients