Our Mission

The Michael Skoubis Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to honor the memory and contributions of Michael N. Skoubis to the Greek youth of Chicago by providing scholarships to undergraduate and professional students of Hellenic descent, based on academic excellence, financial need and community involvement.

The Michael Skoubis Foundation is proud to partner with the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation and The 13th District of AHEPA and sponsor scholarships to deserving students in recognition of their academic achievements.

The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation’s goal is ensuring that financially-deserving and academically-excellent undergraduates of Hellenic descent have the opportunity to pursue their education and career goals. Every year, they award $250,000 in scholarships to outstanding Greek American undergraduates.

The Order of AHEPA (American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association) is a fraternal organization founded upon the ideals and principals of patriotism, service to America and the preservation and perpetuation of the Greek heritage of its brotherhood. In addition, AHEPA places strong emphasis on the encouragement of higher learning for Greek-American young adults by awarding scholarships through their Education Foundation Scholarship Program.  Annually, they award over $1,000,000 in scholarships to deserving students throughout the nation.  Another segment of the organization is dedicated to athletics in the community; both hosting of sports tournaments and the rendering of awards for athletic excellence.

The 13th District of AHEPA, one of the 26 Districts throughout America, annually awards academic scholarships and sponsors a Sports Award Banquet. This banquet honors Greek-American and AHEPA family high school and college athletes who have played any sport on their high school or college teams. They have a Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Program where, annually scholarships are presented to deserving male and female high school seniors or any college athlete who has excelled in athletics and maintained at least a B average academically.

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The Michael Skoubis Foundation is proud to partner with the The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation in accepting applications from eligible Greek American college students through January 31, 2019, and will distribute $250,000 in scholarship awards to exceptional undergraduates as follows:

Twenty (20) Awards of $10,000 each based on academic merit and financial need
Twenty (20) Awards of $2,500 each based solely on academic achievement

Undergraduate students of Hellenic descent from all fifty states are encouraged to apply. Applications should be submitted electronically as instructed by January 31, 2019.

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, applicants must:
Be US Citizens or US permanent residents.
Be of Hellenic descent.
Be a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited 4-year university in Fall 2018.
Have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA.

For any questions or inquiries, please email or call (312) 357-6432.

As of June 2018, the Foundation has awarded $3 million+ in scholarships to 450+ Greek American students.


2018 recipients of The Michael Skoubis Foundation scholarships


Joseph Fafalios

Joseph attends Waukesha South High School in Waukesha, Wisconsin with a GPA of 4.49 and an ACT score of 24. He is a member of the National Honor Society and student council president. He will be attending the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh majoring in music business and recording technology. Joseph is on the football and track teams and in the drama department. He attends Saint Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church where he is an altar boy, member of GOYA and Greek Festival volunteer.


Yianni Kostouros

Yianni plays golf at Crown Point High School in Indiana. He was a 4 year starter on the Varsity team. He made the All Conference team and won the Regional and went to the state tournament where he came in second place. He was voted Captain and MVP of his team. He is currently ranked 4th in the State of Indiana and is ranked in the top 100 in the country.

He is a member of St George Greek Church in Schererville, Indiana. He will attend Ball State University and play golf on the golf team.


Matthew Taylor Pusic

Matthew is a rising junior at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, majoring in Media Studies. He is an active member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and works with Saint John the Merciful Outreach Ministry. Additionally, he is a member of AHEPA and has danced with The Athenian Owls. Matthew is an Eagle Scout and a UNC-G, he has been on the Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List.

2017 recipients of The Michael Skoubis Foundation scholarships


John Michael Sakaleros


John is a freshman at Earlham College in the pre-medical program, majoring in Biochemistry.  He graduated from high school Summa Cum Laude, and was an AP Scholar with Distinction.  He was also a 2016 Archimedes Next Generation STEM Scholar semi-finalist. He has earned the Earlham College Founders Scholarship and the Edwards Chemistry Scholarship, and currently plays basketball on the Earlham College basketball team.


Georgia Caras


Georgia is a member of the New Trier Rowing team. She is the Coxswain. Her lightweight 8 girl boat came 1st in the SRAA Regionals here in the Midwest. Her Lightweight 8 boat also competed at the National Championships held in Boston on the Charles River and came in 1st. She is a National Champion. She will attend Boston University where she will join their Rowing team on a partial Scholarship.