Attention Greek American students: Philotimo Scholarship Competition


Washington, DC, September 4, 2019

The Washington Oxi Day Foundation is offering the following scholarships to five Greek-American students (Grades 6-12) who best describe “philotimo”

First Place: $2,000 scholarship and an invitation to the Foundation’s October 24 black tie gala in Washington, DC, where the winner will be recognized
Second Place: $1,000 scholarship (two)
Third Place: $500 scholarship (two)

To apply:
1. Watch the Foundation’s video ‘The Greek Secret’ on the subject of philotimo at
2. In 500 words, or less, answer one of the following questions:

  • What does philotimo mean to you?
  • What are some extraordinary examples of philotimo that you have seen?
  • What are some of the things you can do in your daily life to exhibit philotimo?
  • How can philotimo improve your life?

3. Submit your answer to the Foundation via email at [email protected] by Friday, October 4

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