UCLA SNF Hellenic Center Receives Olympios Family Endowed Graduate Research Fellowship

Published: May 25, 2021

Barbara and George Olympios in 1934. Photo: Courtesy of the Olympios family

The National Herald | May 22, 2021

LOS ANGELES – The UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture (UCLA SNF Hellenic Center) received a generous gift from Stavros Olympios in memory of his parents to create the George and Barbara Olympios Family Endowed Graduate Research Fellowship.

The George and Barbara Olympios Family Endowed Graduate Research Fellowship will provide assistance to support graduate students in Hellenic Studies, helping emerging scholars to deepen their connection to Greece through research and study.

“On behalf of the Center, we thank Stavros Olympios for the generous donation to support our graduate research program,” said Sharon Gerstel, Director of the UCLA SNF Hellenic Center, professor of Byzantine Art and Archaeology, and George P. Kolovos Family Centennial Term Chair in Hellenic Studies. “The gift aligns with Mr. Olympios’ father’s resolve to pursue and promote those seeking higher education and his mother’s important role in nurturing her family through exceptionally difficult times. The gift speaks volumes about Mr. Olympios’ respect and love for his parents.”

Stavros Olympios commented, “My father was a very determined individual who was a strong believer in education. I feel obliged to my father who worked so hard. He gave me a tremendous opportunity to gain a broad education including and beyond a typical Greek education.”

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