University of California, Riverside

Nick and Christina Zaharapoulos Scholarship

In 1951, under the Displaced Persons Act, Nick and Christina Zaharopoulos emigrated from Greece to the US with their four young children after the Civil War and German occupation in Greece. Pat Zaharopoulus created this award to honor her parents who worked hard to give their four children the gift of higher education. This award will provide UCR students with the same chance for upward mobility. One $800 scholarship will be awarded.

Criteria for Selection

  • GPA: 3.0 or above
  • Third or fourth year at UCR in Fall 2019
  • Student in good standing

Additional consideration will be given to candidates with the following qualifications

  • Desire to go into public service/non-profit
  • An immigrant with US Citizenship or application pending
  • Have attended community college for financial reasons
Number of Scholarships: 1
Amount of Scholarship: varies
Applications can be submitted to the Alumni & Visitors Center by February 11, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
Download the application here. Zaharopoulos_application 19-20