Legacy Funds can be transformed into named or memorial scholarships, enabling young people to realize their dreams while honouring the philanthropic vision of the legators.
Named scholarships are created by private legators wishing to offer young individuals the opportunity to pursue their desired studies.
A recent example is the ’Elisavet Fotinelli – Ioannis Dimitriou Kritikos Scholarships’ programme, created in 2023 thanks to the generous donation of Elisavet Fotinelli. These scholarships are awarded as part the Foundation’s annual regular Scholarships Programme and include at least two scholarships for postgraduate studies abroad, in the fields of Medicine and Biomedicine.
The ‘Elisavet Fotinelli – Ioannis Dimitriou Kritikos Scholarships’ are designed, administered, and monitored by the Bodossaki Foundation. The recipients of the scholarships are selected following a process that follows the criteria of the Foundation’s Regular Scholarships Programme, which since 1972 has granted over 2,600 scholarships in accordance with the Bodossaki Foundation’s core principles: transparency, accountability and integrity.
An example of a Memorial Scholarship is the ’Stamatis G. Mantzavinos’ Memorial Postdoctoral Scholarships Programme. Named in honour of the Bodossaki Foundation’s former president Stamatis Mantzavinos, the programme aims to promote scientific research by awarding scholarships to Greek PhD holders, enabling them to continue their research work in Greece or overseas. Since 2008, the Programme has helped realize the dreams of many young scientists, for the Legacy Fund established in memory of the Bodossaki Foundation’s former President supports young PhD holders in the fields of Natural Sciences, Medicine and Biology, in Greece or abroad.
The funding for this programme has been secured through a Legacy Fund of €5,000,000 donated in memory of Stamatis G. Mantzavinos.