This Scholarship is an annual academic scholarship awarded to young Orthodox Christian women and men of outstanding character who are currently enrolled in any accredited institution of higher learning including universities, colleges, community colleges, and/or vocational schools and who desire to serve the Church and others with joy and authenticity as they prepare for the next steps on their vocational paths. The Sonia Daly Belcher Scholarship Fund will give at least one scholarship of $1,000 or more to applicants who best meet the qualifications for the award.
2020 Scholarship Winners
Sonia had a lifelong commitment to raising up Orthodox Christian leaders who shared her deep love for God and passion for serving others, and this scholarship honors her memory and her impact. In this, our inaugural year of the Sonia Daly Belcher Fund, and thanks to the generous support of our donors, we are awarding two scholarships of $1,750 to two worthy recipients. We wish to warmly congratulate Markella Patitsas, a former teacher and now student at Holy Cross School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts and Christopher Abdelahad, a seminarian at Saint Vladimir’s in Crestwood, New York. We are certain these future servant-leaders will serve the Church with love and dedication, working dutifully in our Lord’s vineyard for years to come. May God grant them many years!
We humbly thank you all for your support in honoring the life and legacy of Sonia Daly Belcher!