Saint Barbara Scholarships

Through the generosity of parishioners and of the Parish Council, a number of scholarships are available annually to college students from the parish of Saint Barbara and, in certain cases, from other Greek Orthodox Churches in the Greater New Haven area. The Saint Barbara Endowment Fund Committee manages the funds for these scholarships, and the Scholarship Committee administers the awards in accord with the wishes of the donors, as described below.  In addition, the AHEPA Family offers scholarships to college students from member families. In the last twenty years, several hundred college scholarships have been awarded under the Saint Barbara and AHEPA scholarship program.  Applications for the Saint Barbara and AHEPA scholarships are made available on an annual basis and must be returned to the Church Office.

Saint Barbara Scholarship Application 2014

NAMED SCHOLARSHIPS:

1. The Mary Alexiades Scholarship, established in 1990 by the will of Mary Alexiades who had a lifelong commitment to the church and community of Saint Barbara, is awarded annually to entering or continuing college students. The purpose of this award is to assist deserving students from the Saint Barbara parish to meet the expenses of their college education. This scholarship is given solely on the basis of the recipient’s academic accomplishments. 

2. The Stella Jean Scarveles Scholarship was established in 1991 by family and friends to perpetuate the memory of Stella Jean Scarveles who was a lifelong communicant of Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church. This scholarship is awarded annually to an entering college freshman or a student already in college who has achieved an above-average academic record, has financial need, and has demonstrated sports participation. The scholarship is open to students who are members of a Greek Orthodox Church in the Greater New Haven Area. 

3.  The James Verinis Scholarship was established by a grant from James Verinis in 1992, reflecting his lifelong concern for, and interest in, the youth of Saint Barbara. This scholarship is awarded annually to a college student from the parish of Saint Barbara on the basis of merit and financial need. 

4. The John L. Soterakos Family Scholarship  was established by John L. Soterakos in 1996 to perpetuate the memory of the Soterakos family. This scholarship expresses John’s love and commitment to his family and to his religious beliefs and heritage. It is awarded annually to a student who is a member of a Greek Orthodox Church in Greater New Haven, and is an entering freshman or already in college. Special consideration will be given to the student who has achieved academic excellence, and plans to pursue a financial career. 

5.  The Vonetes-Vartelas Family Scholarship was established in 1997 by the Vartelas and Stamos families and friends of Elias “Uncle Louie” Vonetes, to honor and perpetuate his lifelong affection and love of children, Orthodoxy, and Hellenism. Mr. Vonetes was among the founding members of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Ansonia and a parishioner of the Saint Barbara parish. This scholarship is awarded annually to a student who is a member of either Saint Barbara Church or Holy Trinity church. The award is given on the basis of financial need and service to the church and community. 

6.  The Eugene and Kathryn Lightle Scholarship was established in 1999 by the estate of Eugene and Kathryn Lightle. This scholarship is a reflection of the Lightle’s lifelong commitment and labor on behalf of the community of Saint Barbara. It is awarded annually to a student from the parish of Saint Barbara on the basis of academic merit and financial need. 

7. The Evdos, Alexandra and Clara Genetos Scholarship was established in 2001 by the Genetos Family and is a reflection of their lifelong and devoted commitment to the community of Saint Barbara. This scholarship is awarded annually to a student from the parish of Saint Barbara on the basis of academic merit and financial need. 

8.  The Hellenic College/Holy Cross Scholarship was established in 2002 in memory of the Rev. George Kerames by John L. Soterakos, George Scarveles, and the Kerames Family. This Scholarship reflects the love that Father George shared with the members of the Saint Barbara Church during his more than thirty years of service as its pastor. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student who is a member of Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church and who is entering, or is already studying for the priesthood at Hellenic College or Holy Cross School of Theology. The scholarship may be also awarded to a graduate from the Holy Cross School of Theology who is entering or continuing postgraduate studies in a religious discipline at an accredited institution, and is a member of Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church. 

9.  The Klarides Family Scholarship was established in the year 2001 to honor the memory of Kostas and Amalia Klarides.  This scholarship is awarded annually to a college or university student who is a member of either the Saint Barbara or the Holy Trinity or Ansonia parish, who has financial need and has exhibited qualities of perserverance and diligence in overcoming personal challenges.

10.  The Kledaras Family Scholarship was established in 2002 by the Kledaras family to perpetuate the memory of their parents, George and Mary Kledaras, brother Stanley and sister Georgene. They were all lifelong members of  Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student from the Saint Barbara parish on the basis of academic merit and financial need. 

11. The Brenda Antonellis Scholarship was established in 2002 by the Antonellis family to honor the memory of Brenda Antonellis.  It is awarded annually to a student from the Church of Saint Barbara, on the basis of academic merit, service to church and community, and intent to pursue studies in education. 

12.  The Peter and Tekla Vartelas Scholarship was established in 2002 in memory of Peter’s parents, John and Paraskeve Vartelas. This scholarship is awarded annually to a student from the Saint Barbara Church or the Holy Trinity Church of Ansonia, on the basis of the student’s academic merit, need, service and athletic participation. 

13. The Erickson Memorial Scholarship was established in 2003 by Harry and Jane Hajedemos and family to honor the memory of Jane’s parents, Victor Theodore and Beverly Nelson Erickson. It is awarded annually to a college or post-graduate student with intent to pursue a degree in Engineering, Nursing, Medicine, or any other health or science-related field of study. This scholarship is awarded to a parishioner of Saint Barbara on the basis of service to the church community and academic merit. 

14. The George C. Morris Scholarship was established in 2004 by the Morris family to honor and perpetuate the memory of George, a faithful and devoted servant of the church and community of Saint Barbara for most of his life. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student from Saint Barbara, on the basis of participation in the church’s educational programs and service to the church and faith. 

15.  The Konstantinos Antonellis Scholarship was established in 2004 by the Antonellis Family in honor of the memory of Kosta ‘Gus’ Antonellis, a long time member of the community of Saint Barbara, AHEPA Chapter 98, and owner of the College SPA Restaurant of New Haven.  Kosta was a man who encouraged others to own their own businesses and believed that with God’s help, all things are possible.  This scholarship is awarded to members of Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church who are in pursuit of their dreams and goals.  Open to students who are enrolled in culinary, technical, business school or college in pursuit of a degree.  Based on merit and need.

16.   Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Ansonia Scholarship was established in 2005 by a grant from the Holy Trinity Church of Ansonia. It is awarded annually to entering freshman, undergraduate, or graduate college students from the community of either Holy Trinity or Saint Barbara on the basis of academic merit and service to the Church and community.  Priority will be given to students from Holy Trinity, and additional consideration will be given for participation in organized sports.

17.   The Artemis Davey Scholarship was established in 2005 in memory of a founding member of the Saint Barbara Community by her husband Dr. Lycurous Davey.  This scholarship is awarded annually to a student from Saint Barbara Church who is enrolled in an Ivy League University.

18.  The Mary Stamos Scholarship.  Mary’s legacy was that of friendship, compassion, concern for and charity toward all, and this scholarship, established in 2005 through the desire of her family and friends to perpetuate those memories, will be awarded annually to a parishioner of either Saint Barbara or Holy Trinity of Ansonia, on the basis of service to others and financial need.

19.  The Sophie Pappas Scholarship was established in 2006 and is a reflection of the Sophie’s lifelong commitment to the community of Saint Barbara. It is awarded annually to a student from the parish of Saint Barbara on the basis of academic merit and Church service.

20. The George Maniatakis Scholarship was established in 2006 by his wife, Irene Maniatakis, in memory of George Maniatakis, one of the founding members of the Saint Barbara community.  This scholarship is awarded to a student from the Saint Barbara Church who is pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate level degree.  The scholarship is awarded primarily on the basis of financial need.

21.  The Savas & Eleni Anastasion and William & Efstathia Andreas Scholarship was established in 2006 and is awarded to a student from the Saint Barbara Church who is enrolled in a community college.  In the absence of such an applicant, the scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.

22. The Nicholson Family Scholarship was established in 2007 and is a reflection of the Nelson and Carole’s lifelong commitment to the community of Saint Barbara. It is awarded annually to a student from the parish of Saint Barbara on the basis of Church service and financial need.

23.  The Saint Barbara Ladies Philoptohos Society Scholarship was established in 2011 to honor and promulgate the vision and practice of the Society’s philanthropy.  The scholarship is awarded annually to a beginning or continuing college student from the parish of Saint Barbara, on the basis of financial need, character, and promise for a successful academic career.

24. The Hadjimichael Family Scholarship was established in the year 2011, reflecting the family’s commitment to the education of the youth of Saint Barbara. This scholarship is awarded annually to a beginning or continuing college student from the parish of Saint Barbara who is pursuing studies in the natural/physical sciences or engineering, and on the basis of financial need, character, and the achievement of academic excellence. 

25. The Jeremiah Vartelas Scholarship was established by relatives of Jeremiah “Jerry” Vartelas to perpetuate his memory and recognize his keen interest in the success of our youth.  Jerry was the President of the Holy Trinity Church of Ansonia for many years.  This scholarship is awarded by selection of the Pastor of the Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church from eligible candidates on the basis of financial need, service to the church and any other criteria deemed compelling.

CHURCH AND AHEPA SCHOLARSHIPS:

26.   The Saint Barbara Scholarships were established in 1991 by grants from the Endowment Fund to the Parish Council. They are awarded annually to entering freshmen or college students from the community of Saint Barbara, on the basis of merit and service to their faith.

27. The AHEPA Scholarships are a long-term tradition of the AHEPA Family, i.e., the AHEPA Chapter #98, the Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles and Daughters of Athena. They are awarded annually to students pursuing an undergraduate degree in an accredited college or university. Applicants must be themselves members of a group in the AHEPA family for at least the current and preceding year, or be sons or daughters of members in good standing for at least the same period of time, or be children of a parent, now deceased, who was a member at the time of his/her death. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, motivation, and character, service to faith and community and financial need. Students from Greek Orthodox communities of Greater New Haven are invited to apply. 

 

 

Schedule of Services

Sundays: Orthros (Matins): 8:45 AM | Divine Liturgy: 9:45 AM

Weekdays: Orthros (Matins): 9:00 AM | Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM

For information on our Lenten and Holy Week services please contact the Church office at (203) 795-1347 between the hours of 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

 

2014 Stewardship:


Parish Resource Guide:

Ministry Resource Guide 2013-2014: Part 1

Ministry Resource Guide 2013-2014: Part 2

Ministry Resource Guide 2013-2014: Part 3


Parish Publication:

The Winter 2014 Edition


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