Scholarship Competition

Philotimo Scholarship Competition

JUST ANNOUNCED – 2017 Philotimo Scholarship Winners

1st place – Steven Vournazos (Newtown, Conn.)

2nd place – Vivi Christopoulos (Knoxville, Tenn.) & Odysseas Nikas (Chicago, Ill.)

3rd place – Michael Vlahos (Safety Harbor, Fl.) & Elizabeth Tsouristakis (Astoria, NY)



Attention Greek-American students

The Washington Oxi Day Foundation is offering the following five scholarships to the Greek-American students (grades 6-12) who best describe “philotimo”

First Place: $2,000 scholarship and invitation to the Foundation’s October 26 black tie gala in Washington, DC, where the winner will be introduced

Second Place: $1,000 scholarships (two)

Third Place: $500 scholarships (two)

How To Apply:

1. Watch our Foundation’s video on the subject of philotimo titled The Greek Secret online at

2. In 500 words or less, answer one of the following questions:

  • What does philotimo mean to you?
  • What are some extraordinary examples of philotimo that you have seen?
  • What are the things you can do in your daily life to exhibit philotimo?
  • How can philotimo improve your life?

3. Submit your answer to the Foundation by the deadline of Friday, October 6 via email at