The Senator Nicholas C. Petris Scholarship

Senator Nicholas C. Petris was a civic and political leader who was dedicated to supporting public education, and he was the first California state legislator of Greek descent. In honor of Senator Petris, the Sacramento State Hellenic Studies Program will be granting several scholarships to outstanding undergraduates who have completed at least one course that is part of the Hellenic Studies Minor and are currently enrolled full-time on campus.

The minimum scholarship amount to be awarded is $1,000

Application deadline: April 13, 2018


  • Open to any undergraduate major
  • Minimum overall gpa: 2.75
  • Currently enrolled full-time on campus
  • At least one course taken from Hellenic Studies minor (need not be declared minor to apply; for list of courses see URL below)

All applicants are required to submit the following:
1. Transcript of grades at Sacramento State and/or community college (unofficial copy acceptable).
2. List of courses you have taken in the Hellenic Studies Minor, with grades.
3. An essay of two double-spaced pages responding to the following: ‘After reflecting on your university coursework, travels, and/or cultural experiences, explain how Hellenic Studies has contributed and will contribute to your academic and professional development.’
4. One letter of recommendation from a faculty member.

All applications should be sent to:
Dr. Katerina Lagos, Director
Hellenic Studies Program
History Department
Tahoe Hall 3089
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6059

For further information concerning the Petris Scholarships and/or the Hellenic Studies Minor, please go to: or contact Dr. Lagos at: or (916) 278-7103.