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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2022 Scholarship Recipient

Dimitrios Sitaras is a member of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Farmington Hills, MI. He has participated in the life of the Church for many years as an altar server and altar captain. He is a member of GOYA where he was involved in various projects to help feed the hungry and to secure donations for our national and international charities such as OCMC and IOCC. In addition, he participated in the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival and played basketball for many years for the Orthodox Youth Athletic Association. Dimitri is the recipient of the 2022 Holy Cross Youth of the Year Award.

Dimitri recently received the rank of Eagle Scout. For his Eagle Scout project, he completed a beautification project at Holy Cross Church. His project included installing fencing and landscaping around the church’s air conditioning unit, as well as renovating the dumpster enclosure to beautify the church grounds.

Dimitri graduated with High Honors and summa cum laude from Walled Lake Western High School in June 2022. During his high school years, he was a member of the National Honor Society, the men’s golf team, the high school marching band and was selected section leader of the drum line his senior year. Dimitri will be attending the University of Michigan-Dearborn, majoring in Business Administration.

Dimitri 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 him with this generous award. He will use the funds to help pay for his education. Dimitri would also like to thank his family and the Holy Cross community for their love and support.