Lexion Alliance are offering a number of scholarships to students to study a major in Modern Greek, or students completing any Honours degree at Griffith University doing a dissertation with a theme relevant to the Greek community in Queensland and/or Australia, ie. it must improve, enrich or add knowledge to any area of Greek study. The scholarships will provide financial assistance to enable students to pursue academic excellence in these programs by offsetting the costs related to this study.

The courses are suitable not only for students who have a Greek background, but also for students with limited or no previous knowledge of Modern Greek.

There are three different scholarships available- total values $9,600, $4,800 and $1,200. Please see below for further value details.

Applications currently closed.

Can I apply?

To be eligible you must meet the following:

  • Program:
    • 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:
    • 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:
    • 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, it must improve, enrich or add knowledge to any area of Greek Study.

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: applicants for the Program Scholarship must be enrolled in Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics, Bachelor of International business, or any other degree allowing a major in Modern Greek Language.
  • Honours and research Topics: applicants for the Honours Scholarship, please submit a brief outline of your proposed outcomes of the study- including 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?

The selection committee will be made up of one committee member from Lexion Alliance, a representative from Griffith University's School of Languages and Linguistics, plus a representative from Griffith University's Undergraduate Scholarships and Prizes Office.

The 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.

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

Sara Visocnik (School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science)
Email: s.visocnik-murray@griffith.edu.au

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Value

There are three different scholarship types available:

  1. 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 of $9,600 per scholarship paid in instalments of $1,200 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.
  2. 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/course- students undertaking one or more individual courses in Modern Greek language or cultural studies as elective/s in their Griffith University degree
  3. Honours Scholarships: Any Honours degree with a dissertation relevant to the Greek community. Value: $4,800 per student paid in instalments of $2,400.

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.

Payments are made within six weeks after the Census Date subject to maintaining ongoing eligibility requirements.

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

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

To remain eligible for the scholarship, applicants will be required to:

Specific to Program and Honours:

  • Remain enrolled 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, or the Honours program within Griffith University, and remain in good academic standing
  • Undergraduate students must maintain a passing grade in each language course. 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
  • Students completing the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics, Bachelor of International Business, or any other degree allowing a major in Modern Greek Language; will 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.
  • The student 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 their 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:

  • Students must maintain a passing grade in each language course to be able to apply for a new scholarship for another 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 student 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).

Applications, including Referee Reports and any supporting documentation, 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.