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The Washington Oxi Day Foundation, whose film titled “The Greek Secret” on the topic of philotimo has gone viral, has announced that it is offering the following five scholarships to the Greek-American students (grades 6-12) who best describe “philotimo.”

First Place: $2,000 scholarship and invitation to the Foundation’s October 23 black tie gala in Washington, DC, where the winner will be introduced.

For information about the foundation and the gala visit:

Second Place: $1,000 scholarships (two)
Third Place: $500 scholarships (two)

How To Apply:

1. Watch The Greek Secret either through the DVD sent to your parish or online at
2. In 500 words or less, answer one of the following questions:
What does philotimo mean to you?
What are some extraordinary examples of philotimo that you have seen?
What are the things you can do in your daily life to exhibit philotimo?
How can philotimo improve your life?
3. Submit your answer to the Foundation by the deadline of Monday, October 6 via email at
The Washington Oxi Day Foundation would like to thank theStavros Niarchos Foundation for its generous support that helped make possible the distribution of this video to all Greek Orthodox churches across the country.

The Washington Oxi Day Foundation is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization dedicated to informing American policymakers and the public about the profound role Greece played in bringing about the outcome of World War II and celebrating modern day heroes who exhibit the same courage as the Greeks did in continuing to fight to preserve and promote freedom and democracy around the world.

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