The Scholarship Committee of the Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia received numerous student scholarship requests and thank all that submitted information. The committee hopes they will re apply in future.
Our 2017 scholarship awardee are
Alexis Kalargheros and Vasili Sitaras
Brief bio from both awardees are below and on behalf of the committee, we wish you much success and we welcome you to join the Hellenic Medical society in the future.
I am Alexis Kalargheros, senior nursing student at the University of Pennsylvania and will be graduating in December of 2018. I recently have been accepted into the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate program to receive my Masters in Science of Nursing, and become a Pediatric Oncology Nurse Practitioner. I plan on specializing in bone marrow and stem cell transplant on the liquid oncology unit. My dream is to work at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, to make a positive impact on the lives of the children cancer patients!
I am from Bordentown, New Jersey and was lucky enough to grow up on the “Greek street” of the town, next to my grandparents and cousins. I have been an active member of Saint George’s Greek Orthodox church and have served as a member of the GOYA, the greek dance program, graduated from the Sunday School program and the greek education program. Currently, I am in my second year of taking a Greek language class at Penn and will continue through the levels until graduation.
I am more than honored to accept the 2017 scholarship award and look forward to embracing the opportunities provided by the greek community and society!
Vasili was born and raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Upon graduating from high school in 2011, he began the pre-medical track at West Chester University and later transferred to NYU, where he completed the pre-medical track and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music in 2015. He then worked as a patient transporter for one year at Lehigh Valley Hospital and later began medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in the summer of 2016. Along with his academic pursuits, Vasili is very proud of his Greek heritage and always strives to involve himself in the Greek community, especially through his home parish in Bethlehem, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. He participated in the church’s youth groups, danced in the Greek dance troupes, played the violin for church events, volunteered at the food festivals, and now continues to chant in the church. He is honored to be receiving this scholarship from the Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia, and wishes that he could have attended the event this evening to express his sincere gratitude to Dr. Denis Hadjiliadis, Dr. Elias Iliadis, Dr. Maria Limberis and anyone else who may have been involved in the consideration of his application. Vasili looks forward to being a member of the society and participating in future events. Thank you!
Please let me know if there is any other information you would need. I look forward to being a member and hope to be able to attend the future events!
Thank you again,