The Hellenic Professional Society of Illinois awarded the following students the 2023 Fotios Litsas Scholarship based on their academic excellence and contributions to the Hellenic community.

zoe delis

Zoe Delis
Finance & Accounting,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Zoe Delis is a sophomore at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign pursuing a double major in finance and accounting. On campus, she is a member of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship, the Illinois Investment Banking Academy, Phi Gamma Nu Professional Business Fraternity, and Delta Gamma Social Sorority. Her favorite aspects of Hellenic culture are her Orthodox religion, ancient history, and her big, boisterous, loving, and supportive Greek family. She also loves Greek food and visiting close family in Greece. At home, she stays connected with her church and Greek organizations, and is excited to attend upcoming events with her fellow Greek friends.

georgia tsakos

Georgia Tsakos
History & Politics,
Lake Forest College

Georgia Tsakos is a junior at Lake Forest College majoring in history and politics. Next fall, she will be conducting her history thesis covering the Greek Genocides of 1913-1923. One of her favorite aspects of Hellenic culture is the Greek Orthodox Church and religion where she partakes in Byzantine iconography and chanting. You can follow her Byzantine chanting and iconography page @seraphim_byzantine! The willingness of the Greek community and the philotimo it shares is what keeps her connected to the diaspora.

The Hellenic Professional Society of Illinois wishes continued success to these recipients and the other candidates of the 2023 Fotios Litsas Scholarship as they pursue their careers! Special thank you to the donors of the HPSI scholarship fund for their generous contributions.

Scholarship donations are accepted throughout the year. Contributions can come from local businesses, members of HPSI and from the Hellenic community-at-large. To perpetuate the program and increase the amount and number of scholarships in the future, HPSI created the HPSI Charitable Foundation. This foundation, created in 1999, is a 501c-3, tax-exempt corporation under the laws of the State of Illinois. Donations to this fund, whether monetary or securities-based, are tax-deductible.

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March 26, 2023