Preparing tomorrow’s responsible citizens of the world who will think globally and be able to live and work successfully in any country they choose, Pierce – The American College of Greece encourages its students to take part in international educational programs. Supporting our students in a practical sense, starting this year Pierce has offered three (3) full scholarships to A and B Lyceum and IB1 students to take part in the summer program Edge Summer School at the University of Delaware in Newark in the United States. The scholarship covers all registration fees for their courses, their housing and meals (breakfast and dinner daily for the duration of the program). The students are responsible only for their airline tickets, books, as well as their travel documents (VISA/ESTA) and their personal expenses.
This school year, the scholarships have been awarded to A Lyceum students: Panos Benopoulos, Maria Ioanna Lilikaki and Fani Minaretzi. The selection of the 3 students was conducted by a committee consisting of members of the College Administration and of the Directors of the Lyceum, which evaluated each candidate’s Personal Statement as well as the following selection criteria:
Grade Average 1st semester: at least 19 (for A and B Lyceum students) or 38 (for IB1 students) Excellent knowledge of the English languageExcellent conduct recordConsistent and continuous participation with distinction in academic programs, conferences, competitions and activities Leadership roles and positions of responsibilityThe three students will go to the University of Delaware on July 8 and, starting on July 9 and until August 10, they will attend two university-level classes of their choice, take part in workshops, academic and cultural programs, take final exams and live a student life in university dormitories.
The program is for students that wish to broaden their academic horizons by studying at a demanding summer preparatory program. The students who were selected will have to be prepared for a demanding program of mandatory attendance at all classes and workshops, daily homework and preparation for their classes and projects (2-3 hours of study for each class hour).
You can find further information about the program here