When: Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | 10:30 check-in, 11:00 – 13:00 program Where: The American College of Greece, Events Hall, upper floor of John S. Bailey Library With the support
When: Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | 10:30 check-in, 11:00 – 13:00 program
Where: The American College of Greece, Events Hall, upper floor of John S. Bailey Library
With the support of
Education Unites is an event showcasing Greece’s only college scholarship program for refugee students. The event celebrates the outstanding Education Unites scholarship recipients with remarks from U.S. Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic George J. Tsunis and The American College of Greece President David G. Horner. The collaborative program promotes the shared Greek and American values of democracy, generosity and respect for human dignity.
Through a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Embassy in Athens and a matching financial contribution from The American College of Greece, more than 40 refugee, migrant and displaced students are pursuing undergraduate and graduate classes at The American College of Greece.
The event provides an opportunity to engage with these scholarship recipients and hear about the program’s transformative impact, which provides support to students from Ukraine, Afghanistan Pakistan, Iran, Jordan, Syria, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Ghana studying in diverse fields, including Biomedical Sciences, Philosophy, Graphic Design, Cinema Studies, Aeronautical Engineering, Psychology, IT, and International Business.
10:30-11:00 | Guests arrive and check in
11:00 | ACG President Dr. David G. Horner welcome
11:10 | Short film
11:20 | U.S. Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic George J. Tsunis
11:30-12.00 | Education Unites scholarship student discussion
12:05 | Closing, President Horner
12:10-1:00 | Reception with refreshments
About the Organizers
The American College of Greece
Founded 150 years ago by American women, ACG has evolved into the oldest and largest American-accredited, nonprofit educational institution in Europe. Today, ACG remains grounded in its founders’ commitment to service and equitable, inclusive education, enrolling more than 7,000 students in its comprehensive pre-K – graduate-level system spread across three campuses in Athens. Headquartered in Boston and governed by a U.S.-based board of trustees, ACG is a U.S. 501c3 non-profit, financially stable and rapidly growing.
The U.S. Embassy in Athens
The mission of the U.S. Embassy in Greece is to strengthen cooperation, friendship and trade between the United States and Greece, to be a model diplomatic platform for the promotion of U.S. Government policies and objectives, and to protect the lives and interests of U.S. citizens.