The Lexion Alliance, part of Brisbane’s Greek community, offers scholarships to support students studying Modern Greek language:

  • On-line through Flinders University or
  • Intensive residential courses in Greece or
  • Completing any Honours degree at Griffith University and writing a dissertation with a theme relevant to the Greek community in Queensland and/or Australia.

The scholarships will provide financial assistance to enable students to pursue academic excellence in these programs by offsetting the costs related to this study.

Funding packages range between $1,200 and $9,600 for Flinders University and Griffith University courses.

Apply by: 4pm Friday 21 February 2020

For students undertaking Greek language lessons in Greece, funding will be proportionate to the total cost of the overseas study.

These courses are suitable for all students - those who have a Greek background and for those with limited or no previous knowledge of Modern Greek.

Applications close: 4pm Friday 21 February 2020

Can I apply?

To be eligible you must meet the following:

Program scholarships:

  • be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holder
  • be enrolled in, or eligible for admission into, the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics, Bachelor of International Business, or any other degree allowing a major in Modern Greek Language
  • be full-time or part-time at Griffith University.

Course/s scholarships:

  • be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holder
  • be enrolled in a Griffith University undergraduate program
  • be enrolled in a Modern Greek Language or Cultural Studies course- as an elective.

Honours scholarships:

  • be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident, Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holder, New Zealand Citizen, or International Student
  • be enrolled in, or eligible for admission into, any Honours degree at Griffith University
  • have a dissertation with a theme relevant to the Greek community in Queensland and/or Australia, which must improve, enrich or add knowledge to any area of Greek Study.

Griffith University students are also eligible to apply for travel support grants for international study opportunities:  $500 for a 10CP course and $250 for courses with no CP. For more information visit our Go Global, Grants website.

What do I include in my application?

To be considered for this scholarship you must complete the following sections within the application:

Study Details

  • Program Preferences (commencing students)
  • Program (current students)
  • Honours and research topics (applicants for the Honours Scholarship only): please submit a brief outline of your proposed outcomes of study highlighting the relevance and benefits for the Greek community in Queensland and/or Australia.

Achievements:

  • Leadership and community: show personal qualities, including leadership potential and community awareness

Statements:

  • Personal Statements:
    • Career goals and aims: Outline your interest in Modern Greek Language and Culture and include a study plan to show how Modern Greek fits your program.
    • Community involvement: Why are you interested in Modern Greek language and culture?

For further information regarding the Scholarship and the study of Modern Greek, please contact:

Ms Sara Visocnik (School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science)
Phone: 07 3735 7157 | Email: s.visocnik-murray@griffith.edu.au

Start your application

Value

There are three different scholarship types available:

Program Scholarships:

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics, Bachelor of International Business, or any other degree allowing a major in Modern Greek Language.

Value: Maximum value is $9,600 per scholarship paid in instalments.  Instalments of $1,200 are payable for each Modern Greek Language course (i.e. Requirements at Flinders University for completion of a full Modern Greek major is 8 courses- 6 language topics and 2 culture topics) up to the maximum value of the scholarship provided conditions are met.

Course/s Scholarships:

Students undertaking individual courses in Modern Greek language or cultural studies as elective/s in their Griffith University degree

Value: $1,200 per course provided conditions are met.

Honours Scholarships:

Any Honours degree with a dissertation relevant to the Greek community.

Value: Maximum value is $4,800 per scholarship paid in instalments. Instalments of $2,400 for each enrolled trimester up to the maximum value of the scholarship provided conditions are met.

Payments are made up to six weeks after the Census Date subject to satisfying scholarship Terms and conditions.

Lexion Alliance's support extends beyond just financial assistance to enable students to pursue academic excellence in these programs. They also offer opportunities for motivated students to mingle with the Greek community in South East Queensland to improve their language skills or embrace the Greek culture.

Sponsor details

Lexion Alliance was formed in Brisbane in March 2013 by a group of individuals and organisations in the Greek community to actively promote the study of Modern Greek language at University.

Modern Greek was introduced into selected primary and secondary schools in Queensland during the 1980s due to the initiative of Dr Con Castan. It wasn't until 2014, when Griffith University introduced the online course through a partnership with Flinders University, that Modern Greek was offered at a tertiary level in Queensland.

Lexion Alliance will offer a number of scholarships to undergraduate students interested in learning Modern Greek, including all students who have an interest in learning Greek, have Greek heritage and would like to learn Greek.

Lexion Alliance

  • Dr Beulah Castan in honour of her husband Dr. Constantine Castan, OAM
  • Jim, Helen and Evan Raptis
  • Australasian Hellenic Educational Progressive Association Queensland (AHEPA QLD)
  • The Auxiliary of the Greek Orthodox Community of St. George, Brisbane
  • The Greek Ethnic School of the Greek Orthodox Community of St. George, Brisbane
  • Emmanuel and Maria Drivas
  • The Diacaris family in honour of Jim Diacaris
  • Peter Spathis Foundation- 3 Scholarships

To remain eligible for the scholarship, you will be required to satisfying the following conditions:

Specific to Program Scholarships:

  • remain enrolled at Griffith University in either the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics, Bachelor of International Business or any other degree allowing a major in Modern Greek Language
  • maintain good academic standing at Griffith University
  • complete one Modern Greek Language course in each trimester over six consecutive trimesters, courses must be completed sequentially. (In order to complete a major in Modern Greek, students are required to complete two Culture Topics only, these will be paid in the trimester for which they are undertaken as an additional instalment of $1,200. Choice of culture topics must be in line with the Flinders University's Program of Study Information.) Students must maintain a passing grade in each language course to retain the scholarship.  A fail will result in no scholarship payment for that course and if the student does not re-sit and pass, the scholarship will be forfeited
  • scholarship recipients may seek a leave of absence for up to a maximum of one year due to extenuating personal circumstances or medical reasons supported by a doctor's certificate.
  • scholarship recipients cannot defer this scholarship. Students wishing to defer the commencement of their degree must reapply for the scholarship in the year they commence their degree.

Specific to Course/s Scholarships:

  • remain enrolled at Griffith University in an eligible program
  • maintain good academic standing at Griffith University
  • maintain a passing grade in each language course to be eligible for further individual course in Modern Greek Language and/or Modern Greek Cultural Studies. If the student fails any one course, they may re-sit it however no scholarship payment will be due for the re-sit. They may then continue to receive a scholarship payment for future language courses if they pass the re-sit
  • if the scholarship recipient fails one course and does not re-sit in the following trimester, they forfeit all scholarship payments for future courses and are not eligible to re-apply (they do not have to repay the $1,200 for the failed course).

Specific to Honours Scholarships:

  • remain enrolled at Griffith University the Honours program for which the scholarship was awarded
  • maintain good academic standing at Griffith University
  • scholarship recipients may seek leave of absence for up to a maximum of one year due to extenuating personal circumstances or medical reasons supported by a doctor's certificate.
  • scholarship recipients cannot defer this scholarship- students wishing to defer the commencement of their degree must reapply for the scholarship in the year they commence their degree.

The above conditions are verified each trimester at Census date. If a scholarship recipient fails to successfully meet these conditions, scholarship payments may be withheld, or the scholarship may be terminated.

Applications must be completed and submitted by the closing date.

Offers are made via email.

Applicants may be shortlisted and be required to provide additional information.