Merit Scholarships


Athens College (Hellenic American Educational Foundation) has established a Merit Scholarship Program for students who successfully gain admission by examination into the College’s first year of Junior High School (grade 7), the first year of High School (grade 10), and the first year of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

Specifically for academic year 2020 – 2021, the "Konstantinos and Rea Nanopoulos" Scholarship was established to help a student who hails from or resides in Pelion to attend Athens College.


At the same time, the “Maria Kontaridis and Vassilis Konstantellis” and “Ioanna Paleologou” Scholarships were established to help two students hailing from and residing in Limnos or Agios Efstratios to attend Athens College.


A. Merit Scholarships


Candidates must meet the following three criteria in order to qualify for a Scholarship based on merit and need:


1. Distinction on the entrance examinations


High grades in the English Language and Math exams (a combined score of 160/200 with a minimum score of 75/100 in any of the two subjects)

2. Desirable traits which ensure the prospective candidates' special contribution to school life

  • High academic performance
  • Exceptional ethos and personal characteristics, as well as diverse interests, that will contribute to the multicultural character of the student body
  • Special talents as demonstrated in previous academic years, including extracurricular interests and activities
  • Self-confidence and a desire to take full advantage of the educational opportunities offered by Athens College - Psychico College

3. Demonstrated financial need

Application Procedures for Merit Scholarships

Once the results are announced, successful candidates who have achieved high cumulative scores in Modern Greek and Mathematics (as stated above) will be invited by a Special School Committee to submit, should they wish, an application for a Merit Scholarship. The application must be submitted together with all the requisite financial and supporting documents and candidates must agree to a date for an at-home interview.

Only scores in Modern Greek and Mathematics are used as criteria to apply for a scholarship in order to provide an opportunity to those candidates who may not have taken intensive English courses to be considered for a Merit Scholarship. Notwithstanding, candidates must obtain a passing score (50%) in English in order to be admitted to the College

C. At-home Interviews

One psychologist and one teacher from each school unit is selected by the Administration to conduct the at-home interview.  Visits are arranged and conducted using an interview guide/questionnaire expressly developed for this purpose.

A report is submitted to the Scholarship Committee which along with the application and supporting documents form the basis for the Committee’s recommendations and final selection of Merit Scholarship recipients

D. Coverage / Duration of Merit Scholarships

Merit Scholarships cover in full the cost of tuition, purchase of textbooks and transportation by school bus for the entire duration of the merit scholar’s studies, until such time as he/she graduates from the General High School or International Baccalaureate (IB) program.  Each year, however, a review will be conducted to ensure that the conditions of the scholarship (high academic standards, scholar’s ethos and family’s financial need) continue to be met. 

Financial Aid Program

It is College policy to consider requests for financial assistance from families facing serious financial hardships in order that they may receive – wherever possible – financial assistance. Students who pass the entrance exams but who are not granted a Merit Scholarship are eligible to apply for financial assistance within the framework of the Financial Aid Program.

For further information regarding the Merit Scholarship Program or Financial Aid Program, please call tel: 210-6798135, 210-6798100 ext. 4775.