18 APRIL 2018 / Vasiliki Samara, Andreas C. Dracopoulos Scholar, Speaks at the University of Pennsylvania’s Spring 2018 Scholarship Celebration



Vasiliki Samara, the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania was selected to speak at the Spring 2018 Scholarship Celebration. Vasiliki spoke of her journey from Thessaloniki, Greece to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

I would like to thank again and again Mr. Dracopoulos…without [his] contribution, I would not be standing here right now, I would not be about to graduate from one of the world’s top universities, learning from leading professors in their field, and with friendships that will last for a lifetime”.

The SNF’s Co-President, Andreas Dracopoulos, personally supports Penn’s Scholarship Program. In addition the Stavros Niarchos Foundation supports the Stavros Niarchos Foundation World Scholarship Fund, which was established by the Foundation to support students from Africa.

The annual Scholarship Celebration event brings donors of undergraduate student scholarships together with the student recipients of the scholarships.