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Kallinikeion Institute Scholarships Available!

The Kallinikeion Institute at Hellenic College Holy Cross invites applications for ten Kallinikeion Community Scholarships for summer 2015. These scholarships provide the opportunity for study in Modern Greek language to students who have no access to such instruction at the college level. The scholarships cover tuition and on-campus room and board. Transportation and personal expenses are not covered. Students who complete this course will earn six college credits in Beginning Modern Greek.  

Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Credits earned at Hellenic College are eligible for transfer to other colleges and universities. Students must confer with their academic adviser, department, or registrar to determine whether transfer credits will be accepted in fulfillment of their graduation requirements.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  1. The scholarship recipient must be an undergraduate or graduate student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Preference will be given to students enrolled at a university or college where Modern Greek language is not offered.
  2. The recipient should be in good academic standing at their home institution and take the course for credit. Furthermore, the student should complete the course within the time of the program (no Incompletes except in case of emergency).
  3. The recipient should respect the academic environment and community regulations of HCHC as described in the HCHC academic catalogue and Student Handbook.
  4. Attendance, participation, and satisfactory performance are required of all scholarship recipients.
  5. The Kallinikeion Institute at Hellenic College Holy Cross reserves the right to suspend a scholarship if the recipient fails to meet the criteria described above.

Application Process: 

Any student wishing to apply should send a cover letter and a copy of his or her transcript by email to Professor Stamatia Dova at sdova@hchc.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling admission basis; in some cases, students may be requested to submit a résumé and/or letter(s) of recommendation.

About Kallinikeion Institute 

The Kallinikeion Institute at Hellenic College Holy Cross is an intensive Modern Greek language program sponsored by the Kallinikeion Foundation. The program offers two courses in Modern Greek, one at the Beginning and one at the Intermediate level. Each course meets for an average of 5h/day, Monday through Friday in August (8/15 HCHC holiday), offering 102 hours of instruction in Modern Greek and 6 credits towards graduation. 

The Kallinikeion Institute provides its students with an abundance of opportunities to explore Greek culture, music, and literature, through program activities and HCHC resources. In the inspiring Boston academic environment, Kallinikeion students combine their study of Modern Greek with museum visits, traditional Greek music concerts, Greek poetry recitation, and other educational events. 

All Hellenic College Holy Cross full-time students are eligible for a full scholarship covering tuition, room and board, and all the other benefits of the Kallinikeion Institute. The program is open to outside students as well, depending on availability. If you are planning to enroll at the Kallinikeion Program, please note:

1. The August 2015 session begins Monday 7/27 and ends Monday 8/21.

2. Students wishing to enroll in Intermediate Modern Greek I & II at the Kallinikeion Institute must have a grade of B- or higher in Beginning Modern Greek IIb, Beginning Modern Greek II, or equivalent.

3. Due to scheduling issues, Holy Cross students (and especially GOA Seminarians) are advised to enroll in the Kallinikeion the summer before their second year of studies.

4. Two $500 Kallinikeion Academic Excellence Awards, one for Beginning Modern Greek I and one for Intermediate Modern Greek I & II, are awarded to the student(s) who excel academically in their course.


Syllabus / Beginning 

Syllabus / Intermediate


The Missiology of Archbishop Anastasios (Yannoulatos) of Albania and Practical Evangelism in Albania is a 3-credit summer class offered in May/June. The course provides an in-depth study of the life, missiology and writings of Archbishop Anastasios (Yannoulatos) of Albania and examines how he has practically lived out this missiology through his ministry in the Church of Albania. The course looks at the foundation and calling of missions.

As a part of the class, we study the resurrection of the Church of Albania over the past 20 years, examining and analyzing the successes of how the church has succeeded in living out the missiology of the Archbishop, and where the church has not yet lived up to this missiology.

The first week of the class is taught on campus at HCHC, followed by a 12-day mission practicum in Albania, where students witness the resurrection of the Church of Albania, meet missionaries and the indigenous leaders of the Church, and participate in an evangelism program within the country.

This class and trip are highly subsidized by the Missions Institute, which thus allows the students to participate in the class and trip for $1,000, including airfare.