After World War II, our School established a new type of scholarship, the Regional Scholarship. Its beginning was “marked” by the opening of a Greek immigrant’s will, a night watchman at Wellesley College in the USA, who allocated his entire life’s savings to fully fund studies at the College for a child from his village in Messinia.
Thanks to this unique Program, hundreds of children from around Greece, from mountain villages to remote islands, as well as from Cyprus, have discovered and taken advantage of the great opportunities for education, and subsequent professional development and social recognition, that can be acquired at the College.
After the closure of the School’s Boarding Unit in 1983, the Regional Scholarship Program was temporarily suspended. The institution was reinstated in 1989, with modifications to meet the new circumstances. From 1989 to the present day, there have been 15 Regional Scholars from Ikaria and Fournoi, Andros, Rhodes, Epirus, Euritania, Messinia, Cephalonia with a full coverage of their expenses (studies, transportation, living cost for them and their families).
Since academic year 2018-2019, two regional scholars are attending Athens College, one from the area of Epirus and one from Kalavryta.
Since academic year 2020-2021, the “Konstantinos and Rhea Nanopoulos” Scholarship has been established, in order to financially assist a student who is originally from Pelio and who lives there to come and study at Athens College.
Additionally, the Scholarships “Maria Kontaridi and Vasilis Konstantellis” and “Ioanna Palaiologou” have been established in order to financially assist two students who are originally from the islands of Lemnos or Agios Eustratios and who live there to come and study at Athens College.