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Message from the Chair

Sophia Papasifakis Masters

PAA Scholarship Chair, 2019-2021

PAA Venizelion Scholarship Program

The Online Scholarship Applications will be available on this webpage 
beginning January 1, 2021


• Applicant must be a paid 2020 member of PYA or PAA:   Contact your local chapter today to verify your
2020 dues have been paid and your membership status is current. Don’t delay
• Applicant must be a paid 2021 member of PYA or PAA at time of application in January, 2021

2. EMAIL YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION to Scholarship Chair Sophia Masters 
Applicants, and parents, must provide a current email address to receive timely scholarship
information including announcements, updates, and reminders.
Please email and provide the following information:

• Student’s Full Name
• Student’s Email address 
• Cretan Chapter Name/ City, State
• Optional: Parent’s Email address 

Additional applicant eligibility requirements:
• Be of Cretan descent
• Be an active participant in local or national PYA/PAA programs
• Have a Cumulative 3.0 GPA or above 
• Have completed a state certified high school and registered to attend a U.S. college/university.

University students must have completed at least one semester of study at a U.S. accredited college/university and show proof of registration

Questions? Contact Scholarship Chair Sophia Masters

The Venizelion Scholarship Program aids young Cretan men and women enrolled in U.S. undergraduate programs.  
Awards are based on academic merit, active PAA/PYA membership and participation. Applicants may receive
up to two (2) Venizelion Scholarships during their undergraduate studies.

The Paterakis Graduate Scholarship was established in 2015 through the generosity of PAA members George A. and Angela Paterakis. It was Mr. Paterakis’ desire to assist students pursuing degrees at the graduate level in the U.S. Graduate students are eligible
for up to two (2) Paterakis awards during their graduate studies.

Both scholarship awards recognize students of high scholastic achievement who are actively involved in the PAA. By preserving the legacy of the PAA founding fathers’ commitment to providing financial assistance to its members in their pursuit of higher education,
the PAA is also investing in the future leaders of our organization. 
If you would like to make a donation to the PAA Scholarship Fund, please click here.