The Katsepontes Family Law or Medicine Scholarship is awarded to a Canadian resident enrolled in an accredited law or medical school at a Canadian university and is either a member of the AHEPA Family (including spouses, children or grandchildren) or of Hellenic heritage (through a parent, grandparent or a spouse). The AHEPA FCFC established this scholarship in 2011 through the generosity of the Katsepontes family.
Required qualifications for applicants (parts A or B, and C, and D):
A. Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Hellenic heritage by birth or adoption through at least one parent or grandparent; or a child or grandchild or spouse of a person of Hellenic heritage. In such instances the applicant is a member of the AHEPA family through direct membership or that of the immediate family, this will be taken into consideration but not a determining factor in eliminating other nonAhepan applicants. Please provide a copy, certified by a University Professor, Priest, Chapter, District or National officer of an AHEPA Family Chapter, Lawyer, Notary Public, Medical Doctor, Professional Engineer or Certified/Chartered Accountant of any documents needed to confirm Hellenic heritage, status in Canada, date and place of birth (e.g. driver's license, relevant passport pages, birth certificate, marriage certificate, baptismal certificate, permanent resident documents).
B. A member in good standing for at least two consecutive years of a Canadian Ahepa Family Chapter (AHEPA, Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles and Maids of Athena Chapters); or a child or grandchild or spouse of a person who is or was a member in good standing for at least two consecutive years of a Canadian Chapter. Please provide a letter to confirm AHEPA Family membership, signed by a local Chapter officer verifying the number of years (minimum 2 consecutive years) which you or at least one parent, guardian or grandparent is a member in good standing.
C. Full-time student currently registered or accepted (proof of acceptance and intent to attend to be provided) and attending a law or medical program at an accredited University in Canada. Please provide official University registration forms for the current academic year and official transcripts of all courses completed and grades achieved. Please provide scale and details for your University grading system as part of your application.
D. Successfully completed one or more years of University or College with a minimum of 18 credit hours in the previous full academic session (e.g. September to April). A minimum grade point average (GPA) of B or equivalent (3.0 in many Universities) in a full academic session. Please provide scale and details of your University grading.
E. The Katsepontes Family Scholarship award gives consideration to individuals in financial need.
F. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.
G. Only the applicant may contact the scholarship chair for clarification/questions.
H. Applicants are encouraged to apply again if not awarded in previous years however those who have been awarded are only eligible once.