The Chancellor, Mr George Pappas AO, supports a scholarship for a student of Greek descent to attend Victoria University.

Mr Pappas is proud of his Greek heritage. He treasures his association with the island of Rhodes, where he was born, and the island of Kastellorizo, where his mother was born.

In 2015, Mr Pappas was honoured as the Kastellorizian of the Year by the Kastellorizian Association of Victoria. In accepting the award, Mr Pappas acknowledged the tremendous debt he owes to his parents, Panayiota and Stamati, who left their home and their friends to travel halfway around the world in order to give their children the opportunity to transform their lives.

Mr Pappas made his decision to establish the new scholarship as a way of giving something back to the Greek community, to honour his parents and to provide others with the opportunity to further their education.

The scholarship is for students of Greek descent undertaking an undergraduate degree for the first time.


Apply for a Pappas Family Scholarship using the Scholarships Application Portal.

Applications close 7 February 2020.


  • Financial support of $5000 for the first year of study
  • Mentoring from a leading member of the Greek community
  • The opportunity to participate in Student Leadership activities at Victoria University


Scholarship applications are open to students who:

  • are Australian citizens or have permanent resident status
  • are current VU students or Year 12 school leavers (or equivalent), undertaking an undergraduate degree for the first time
  • are of Greek descent
  • complete the scholarship application in full and lodge it with the University Scholarships office by the advertised closing date.

Selection process

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • involvement in extra-curricular or community activities
  • appreciation of their Greek heritage
  • the difference that the scholarship will make to their financial capacity to continue their studies.

Applications will be shortlisted by the Scholarships Office in collaboration with a representative of the Victoria University Foundation.

Shortlisted applicants will be considered by a panel comprising of a representative of each of the following:

  • Pappas family
  • Kastellorizian Association of Victoria
  • Victoria University Foundation.

Contact us

For further enquiries please contact Victoria University Scholarships Office.

Phone: +61 3 9919 6100
Email: [email protected]