St. Elizabeth Greek Orthodox Church

5129 NW 53rd Avenue

Gainesville, FL 32653

(352) 371-7258

Eligibility Criteria 


Candidates will be selected based on academic performance, character, extracurricular activities, and community service. Applicants should be members of St. Elizabeth's Greek Orthodox Church in Gainesville, Florida or attend college in Alachua County, Florida. Applicants may be high school graduates, college students or post graduate students

   George and Stavroula Sarantos had a strong commitment to education. Born and raised in Greece, they emigrated to the United States where they dedicated their lives to their children and church. Faith and education were emphasized and became a priority.

   All 3 of the Sarantos children attended college because of the sacrifices George and Stavroula made. This scholarship honors their parents' memories.

   The scholarship rogram is administered through St. Elizabeth Greek Orthodox Church and will be awarded annually. An emphasis on cultural and religious heritage will be considered in order to preserve and propagate the Eastern Orthodox culture and tradition


2017: Emma Thieke and Jennifer Loso

2018: Robert Hargrave and  Sophia Shagoury

2019: Anastasia Pantazopolou & James Thieke

2020: James Simpson






To enable students of Greek heritage or of the Orthodox faith, to pursue their academic interests and become leaders by providing financial support.

5th Annual George and Stavroula Sarantos Scholarship



Two $2,500 annual awards will be given for the fall semester 2022. Applications for the award are should be submitted by May 15, 2022. Awards will be announced by May 25, 2022.



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