UNIVERSITY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR
Deadline for BU
undergraduate, graduate and professional students is March 25
The Eleni Gatzoyiannis Scholarship at Boston University, which is
awarded to full-time BU students of Greek birth or ancestry, is open for
applications until March 25. Applicants must have completed at least
full semester of study at BU, have a strong academic record, and
financial need. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students
of the university's schools and programs who fulfill the qualifications
eligible to receive the scholarship.
The Scholarship was initiated and funded through the efforts of BU
Nicholas Gage, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, and film
producer, as a memorial to his mother Eleni. Her struggle and
during the Greek Civil War, which allowed her three children to emigrate
the United States to be with their father, was recounted in an
biography by Gage. He went on to produce several major films,
Godfather, Part III, as well as the film version of his book, Eleni.
Nomination for these scholarships is not necessary; students need only
out and send in an application.
Following the March 25 deadline, all applications will be evaluated, and
qualified applicants will be interviewed on Monday, April 4, by a
consisting of Mr. Gage, a representative from the Office of Financial
Assistance, a representative from the International Students and Scholars
Office, and a faculty member who currently teaches Modern Greek.
For further information on the scholarship or to obtain an application,
contact Peter Gordy, Boston University Development and Alumni Relations,
Sherborn Street, 7th floor, Boston, Mass. 02215 (617-353-6298).
also be reached by fax at 617- 353-6665 or by e-mail: email@example.com.
(Note to Editor: A copy of the description of the scholarship and a
the application form follow this release.)
ABOUT THE ELENI
The scholarship was established in late 1985 by Nicholas Gage, a 1963
graduate of the College of Communication at Boston University in loving
memory of his mother, Eleni Gatzoyiannis and in remembrance of her
during the Greek Civil War, which allowed her three children to emigrate
the United States, where their father was already living. The story
martyrdom is told in Mr. Gage's book, Eleni, which he subsequently
as a Paramount motion picture of the same title. An account of his
Massachusetts is found in the subsequent A Place for Us. Since
Boston University, Mr. Gage has had a distinguished career as a Pulitzer
Prize-winning journalist, the author of numerous works of non-fiction,
lecturer, and film producer. The endowed scholarship is funded with
from Mr. Gage, friends, Greek-American foundations, and Boston University
alumni, as well as with the proceeds from a special benefit screening of
Paramount film, Eleni.
Who May Receive the Scholarship?
The Eleni Gatzoyiannis Scholarship is awarded to full-time Boston
students of Greek birth or ancestry, who have completed at least one full
semester of study at this institution, who have a strong academic record
the University (usually seen as a 3.00 cumulative grade-point average or
above), display appreciable financial need. Undergraduate, graduate,
professional students from any of Boston University's component schools
programs who fulfill the aforementioned qualifications are eligible to
receive the scholarship.
How Does One Receive the Scholarship?
A. Complete and Submit a Written Application: The two-page application
for standard information about you as a student (name, college and home
addresses, school and date of graduation, student ID numbers), plus
information about your annual expenses for studying at Boston University
the financial resources available for meeting your college costs (NOTE;
information is kept strictly confidential and will be seen only by two
members of the selection committee, one of whom is an officer of Boston
University's Office of Financial Assistance). Finally, a brief
essay is required, in which the applicant includes any information which
or she thinks relevant to his or her selection as a recipient of the
scholarship, plus a section on what being Greek means to the applicant.
B. Submit to an Interview: About 2 weeks after the application filing
deadline (usually a week or two before the end of second-semester
the scholarship applicant meets with the four-member Selection Committee
a 10-15-minute interview. Committee members include Nicholas Gage, a
representative of the University's Office of Financial Assistance, the
Director of the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO), and the
instructor of the course in Modern Greek in the Department of Classical
Studies. The interview, while required, is low-key and low-pressure,
serving as a means for Mr. Gage, with assistance from the other committee
members, to get to know the applicants better as individuals and receive
additional information to assess relative need of the various applicants.
Interviews are held on one date only, usually in the afternoon; every
is made to schedule applicants at a time convenient to them.
usually made immediately following the interview session, and letters
informing each applicant of the Committee's decision are normally sent out
the following morning. Scholarships are normally credited directly
recipient's student account for the following Fall Semester.
Where Can One Find Applications for the Eleni Gatzoyiannis Scholarship?
The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) usually mails
applications to all Greek international
students in early February. Additionally, a small stock of
available at the following locations:
CAS-GRS Department of Classical Studies, 745 Commonwealth Avenue
Office of Development and Alumni Relations, 599 Commonwealth Avenue, 7th
floor, receptionist's desk
(Use the West Entrance and elevators of the SMG Building on Sherborn
ISSO, 19 Deerfield Street, 2nd Floor
ELENI GATZOYIANNIS SCHOLARSHIP
for the 2003-2004 Academic Year
About the Scholarship, Founder, and Namesake
This endowed scholarship is a gift of Nicholas Gage, DGE '61, COM '63, HON
'85, journalist and author, as well as of members of his family and
The proceeds from a benefit screening of a feature film made on the basis
one of Mr. Gage's books, Eleni, enhanced the principal corpus of the
scholarship fund, which was established in 1985.
The fund honors the memory of Mr. Gage's mother, Eleni Gatzoyiannis, a
portion of whose life is depicted in Mr. Gage's prize-winning biography,
Eleni, and the subsequent feature film of the same title. The
is a memorial to the life of Eleni Gatzoyiannis and, in particular, her
struggle and martyrdom to protect her children's lives and to secure their
freedom against Communist guerrillas during the Greek Civil War and her
death at the guerrillas' hands.
The scholarship is self-nominating, i.e., interested students must
and submit an application. Undergraduate or graduate/professional
students of Greek ancestry or birth at Boston University are eligible to
apply. Applicants must have completed at least one semester of study
University, be in good academic standing, and have demonstrated financial
need. A committee composed of representatives of the International
and Scholars and Financial Assistance Offices at the University, a faculty
member teaching Modern Greek, and Mr. Gage, himself, selects recipients on
the basis of applicants written applications and a personal interview.
All applicants receive notification in writing as to the decision of the
Please return completed application by mail or in person no later than
27, 2003 to:
International Students and Scholars Office, 19 Deerfield Street,
Floor, Boston, MA 02215
Office of Development and Alumni Relations, One Sherborn Street,
Floor, Boston, MA 02215
or by fax to (617) 353-6665, ATTENTION: Peter Gordy
APPLICATION FOR THE ELENI GATZOYIANNIS SCHOLARSHIP
To be eligible you must be a full-time student of Greek birth or ancestry
from any college at Boston University regardless of citizenship or
You must have completed one semester at Boston University and have a
Please complete and return this application to the International Students
and Scholars Office, 2nd Floor, 19 Deerfield Street or The Office of
Development and Alumni Relations, One Sherborn Street, 7th Floor
(Receptionist's Desk) by Friday, March 25, 2003.
Selection will be made
within two to three weeks following deadline.
Social Security No. ___________________________ and/or B.U. ID
Family First Middle Initial
Number Street City/Town State ZIP Code
Local Telephone _________________
Local address? From
________________ To _______________
What period of time can you be reached at local address?
Number/Street City/Town State ZIP/Postal
Permanent Tel. No. _________________________
Date of Birth
In what School/College are you registered this semester?
In what School/College will you be registered next semester?
Number of credit hours for which you are enrolled this semester?
Number of credit hours for which you will be enrolled next semester?
Country of Citizenship ________________________________Visa Classification
What is your field of interest? ________________________________
When will you graduate MO/YR?
What degree will
you receive? ___________________
Are you currently receiving financial assistance? Yes
If yes, please list all sources, including Boston University, from which
have been granted a scholarship or loan assistance up to the time of this
Please include the amount for each year, and the number of years this
assistance will be granted to you.
(continued on reverse side)
Have you filed a financial aid form for the coming academic year? Yes
EXPENSES FOR ACADEMIC YEAR
Refer to catalog, Boston University website
estimate of expenses for tuition, fees and residence hall charges.
ESTIMATED FINANCIAL RESOURCES ESTIMATED EXPENSES
Amount to be contributed by
parents or guardian ______________ Tuition _______________
Summer Earnings ______________ Fees _______________
Earnings during the ______________ Books & Supplies
Board (Food) ______________
Personal Savings ______________ Room ______________
Loans ______________ Recreation ______________
Veteran Benefits ______________ Personal ______________
Social Security ______________ Travel ______________
Other Sources ______________ Other ______________
TOTAL ________________ TOTAL
Please accompany this application with a typed letter providing any
information which you think would be helpful to the Committee in making
decision. For example, you could include school, community and other
curricular activities in which you have been involved. You could
any work experience you might have had and/or your career goals and future
aspirations. Finally, please state what being Greek or of Greek
means to you. Thank you. If you have any questions contact
or Jeanne Kelley at ISSO, telephone: (617)353-3565.
I certify that I am a full-time student and will remain in full time
for the period covered by this scholarship. Further, I certify that
statements and information provided in this application are true to the
of my knowledge and that I will use the proceeds of any aid awarded only
the payment of tuition and required fees; board and room, or similar
expenses; for instructional equipment, materials, and books; and for other
college related expenses.
Signed ______________________________________ Date ______________
For OFA Office Use Only
1. Need determined by the Financial Aid Form
2. Financial Aid form on file?
3. Decision made by Committee:
Award of $
No Award ______________