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    The Renaissance Fund Scholarship Program

    Offered by The Renaissance Fund, NFP

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 18, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    $5,000

    Grade level

    College & Graduate Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    April 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you an undergraduate or graduate student in the United States who is of Greek heritage or actively involved with the Orthodox Christian faith? If so, The Renaissance Fund Scholarship Program may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $5,000 to multiple post-secondary students of Greek heritage or Orthodox Christian faith who are attending educational institutions within the United States. While the Renaissance Fund encourages all students to apply, students must have a demonstrable financial need. Scholarship applications and required documentation must be submitted to The Renaissance Fund, by mail, overnight delivery, or email. The scholarship typically accepts applications from November to April of each year.

    If you’re an ethnically Greek or Orthodox Christian post-secondary student in the United States with demonstrable financial need, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About The Renaissance Fund, NFP

    The Renaissance Fund is a private foundation that supports religious, charitable, educational, and scientific purposes of organizations promoting educational and humanitarian efforts and programs in the Greek Community within the United States, and the Eastern Orthodox Church.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    College & Graduate Students

    Religious Affiliation

    Christian

    Other Category

    Low Income

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must be (a) of Greek heritage OR (b) actively involved with the Orthodox Christian faith.

    Application information

    In addition to the below application materials, Orthodox Christian applicants must submit evidence of their affiliation with the church, while Greek applicants must submit evidence of their Greek heritage.

    500-word personal statement

    Proof of enrollment

    Academic transcript

    Resume or CV

    Letter of recommendation

    SAT Score

    ACT Score

    FAFSA

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

    This scholarship is designated for full-time enrollment status only.

    Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

    Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at two-year colleges and trade/technical schools.

    When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

    The The Renaissance Fund Scholarship Program winner will be announced: August 1, 2024.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact The Renaissance Fund, NFP at [email protected].

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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