The Efrosini Demoulas Scholars Program

The Efrosini Demoulas Scholars Program awards high school students from select Massachusetts counties entering a four-year college anywhere in the United States. In addition to financial support, the program offers one-on-one mentoring support.

The program was established in loving memory of Efrosini Demoulas, a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother who immigrated to the US from Greece in 1914.

The program awards scholarships to talented and hardworking students from low-income families who exemplify Efrosini’s key character traits: strong, driven, resilient, determined to succeed, and community & family oriented.

1. Strong and driven – she was a devoted grandmother, mother, and friend, who supported her family first and set an example for them as an independent and hardworking individual.

2. Resilient, and determined to succeed – she immigrated to a new country, overcame a language barrier, had a can-do attitude, and knew the importance of a strong work ethic.

3. Community oriented – she supported her church and helped out other members of the immigrant community, offering rides to whoever needed one. Their home was always open to family and friends for a home cooked meal.

4. Family oriented – she was loving, supportive, and protective. She dedicated endless hours to caring for her large family and instilled in her children and grandchildren a strong value of education.

Applicants must:

  • Be permanent Massachusetts residents from the Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, or Suffolk counties.
  • Be a high school student entering college.
  • Be academically competitive (the average High School GPA of our current cohort of scholars is 3.86)
  • Be a US Citizen.
  • Demonstrate strong financial need. (Applicants generally have an Expected Family Contributions (EFC) of $10,000 or less, although families with special, extenuating financial situations are considered.)
  • Participate in the program’s mentoring program.

The Efrosini Demoulas Scholars program is an initiative of the One Four Three Four Foundation.