Philoptochos Scholarship

2023 Graduating HS Seniors

The St. Nicholas Philoptochos Society  will award one scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a graduating senior who is of the Greek Orthodox faith, whose family is a member of the parish of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Flushing NY and has excelled in Philanthropic works during their high school career.  

Applicants must submit the required items listed below.  Failure to comply with all requirements will result in disqualification of application.

  1. Application:  A completed copy of the application.
  2. Two letters of recommendation:  The applicant must include two letters of recommendation.  The one recommendation should come from either a school official, teacher, coach, community advisor, or a person who has advised, mentored or monitored your philanthropic work/project. A second letter from the St. Nicholas parish which could be a priest, youth advisor, or principal. The letter may must be a character reference from someone who is not a relative
  3. An essay of at least 250 words describing the philanthropic activity(ies), causes or project(s) you have participated in and how it has impacted or influenced your life as a Greek Orthodox Christian.
  4. All documents must be: Typed, Double Spaced, Times New Roman Font, Size 14

You may email your application to:

 or mail to:

 St. Nicholas Philoptochos Scholarship Fund

c/o St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

196-10 Northern Blvd. Flushing, New York 11358

St. Nicholas Scholarship Application





Our Saint Nicholas Ladies Philoptochos Society is a women’s philanthropic organization dedicated to serving people who are in need. The Greek word “philoptochos” means “friends of the poor”, but it does not even begin to describe the many aspects of our organization. Our philanthropic works range from helping an individual or family pay a bill, to aiding victims of natural disasters across the country and globally.

Philoptochos is a band of volunteer women whose combined determination, commitment, and big hearts help those who need it most.

Philoptochos is compassion; it is love; it is strength.

Philoptochos is YOU!