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Opening Doors of Opportunity: The Aldous Family Accessibility Expendable Scholarship at Deree!

The Aldous Family Accessibility Scholarship

Deree – The American College of Greece, proudly announces The Aldous Family Accessibility Expendable Scholarship, created to support promising students who are legally blind and demonstrate strong academic performance. This scholarship is generously provided by Alexandros Aldous, a Pierce alumnus, in honor of his mother, Dr. Eleftheria Bernidaki-Aldous, who, despite being blind, paved the way as the first visually impaired student admitted to ACG’s Pierce Junior High School.

Dr. Bernidaki-Aldous defied discrimination and adverse legislation in Greece, to receive an education at Pierce. Her journey not only propelled her toward a very successful academic career but also transformed her into a dynamic human rights advocate. The Aldous Family Accessibility Expendable Scholarship pays tribute to her legacy and celebrates ACG’s commitment to providing education to underserved populations.

This unique scholarship exemplifies the College’s ongoing efforts to expand its scholarship program, reaching out to students facing personal difficulties and obstacles. It will support one Deree-entering student, covering full-tuition expenses for the entire course of study, spanning up to five academic years.

ACG is grateful to Alexandros Aldous’s commitment to the mission and vision of ACG. By establishing this scholarship, Deree ensures that blind students will have equal opportunities to pursue higher education, just as they did when Dr. Eleftheria Bernidaki-Aldous surpassed preconceived expectations by entering ACG.

For more information on the scholarship click here. To apply click here.