Philotimo Scholarship Competition


WASHINGTON, DC, Thursday, September 9, 2021: Once again, The Washington Oxi Day Foundation will offer $10,000 in college scholarships to five Greek-American students (Grades 6-12) who best describe the concept of “philotimo.”

First Place: $4,000 scholarship and an invitation to participate in the Foundation’s 11th Annual Oxi Courage and Service Awards on October 28.
Second Place: $2,000 scholarship (awarded to two students) 
Third Place: $1,000 scholarship (awarded to two students)

To apply students should:
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 the website portal at or via email at [email protected] by Friday, October 15

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