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“Education Unites: From Camp to Campus”

An academic scholarship program for young refugees in Greece

“We are really pleased to work with people who have potential but need some support to see that potential realized in the future.” – President Horner on reviving hope, building a future and empowering refugees through the “Education Unites: From Camp to Campus” program.

The goal of the program is to give opportunities to displaced students to continue their education; provide them with knowledge, skills and academic credits they can use either in Greece or in any other European country they move to in the future; help them get out of the camps and become integrated in local colleges; and offer young refugees hope for the future.

The program is the result of the collaboration between the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Deree – The American College of Greece, the American College of Thessaloniki – Anatolia College, and Perrotis College – American Farm School.

It offers two courses per student for the two semesters (Fall 2017 and Spring 2018) in the three U.S. affiliated colleges in Athens and Thessaloniki. The courses offered include preparatory English classes, academic classes in diverse fields based on the participants’ educational background, as well as vocational training.

During the first week of October, 78 young refugees started their academic studies as part of the “Education Unites: From Camp to Campus” scholarship program.

After reviewing over 400 applications and interviewing dozens of refugees and asylum seekers, the three U.S. affiliated colleges selected the first group of students who began their academic studies. For the first semester of the academic year 2017-2018, 48 students have started classes at Deree, Athens, 14 students at The American College of Thessaloniki, and 16 more students at the Perrotis College in Thessaloniki.

For application and admissions information, please contact:

Deree – The American College of Greece: Kathleen Macdonell, Consultant, tel: 2106009800 (ext. 1511), email:[email protected] |

American College of Thessaloniki – Anatolia College: Mona Siksek, Coordinator, tel. 2310 398-346 | email: [email protected] |

Perrotis College – American Farm School: Ms Penna Leighanne, Education Unites Coordinator, tel. 2310 492-702 | email: [email protected] |

Deadline for applications: November 24