Florence G. Stefanou Memorial Scholarship

Florence G. Stefanou Memorial Scholarship

The Metropolis of Detroit Philoptochos is very grateful to the Stefanou family for offering the Florence G. Stefanou Memorial  Scholarship to a deserving young adult. There were many qualified applicants and the Stefanou family had a difficult task in choosing a recipient. Florence was a dedicated Philoptochos member on all levels, locally, Metropolis and National. She was a past Metropolis Philoptochos Board President.


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2023 Scholarship Recipient

Nicole Petrutiu attends Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Westland, Michigan. Her parents are Father Teodor and Presvytera Roxana Petrutiu, and she is big sister to Irene. Nicole participated in the 2023 St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival where she was awarded first place in the Senior Division.  She attended her church Sunday School for 12 years and was a member of GOYA for five years serving as President, Secretary and Treasurer. Nicole played on the basketball team of her parish, was a member of the ‘REVMA’ Greek dance group, and was a camp attendee and counselor at Metropolis of Detroit Summer Camp (‘MDSC’).

Nicole currently attends Michigan State University (‘MSU’) and is in the Osteopathic Medicine Scholars Program through MSU’s Lyman Briggs College. In Northville High School, she was a member of the National Honor Society for two years and an Academic Excellence Award recipient for four years. Nicole is a Member of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) and was a Regional Conference finalist participating twice on the state level. 

In her spare time, Nicole loves playing sports, doing volunteer work for local organizations, working as a volunteer at Ascension Providence Hospital in the Post Anesthesia and Surgical Unit, helping out at her church, and hanging out with her family and friends.

Nicole would like to thank the Florence G. Stefanou Family and the Florence G. Stefanou Memorial Scholarship Committee of the Metropolis of Detroit Philoptochos for honoring her with this generous award. Nicole would also like to thank her family and the Saints Constantine and Helen community for their love and support.