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.
In 2020, The Florence G. Stefanou Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Nina Kathryn Heister. She is a member of Holy Trinity/ St. Nicholas Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Nina is a graduate of Randall K Cooper High School Summa Cum Laude, and is a National Merit Commended Scholar. She is also a Kentucky Academy of Governor's Scholar. Nina has been very active in the church community by attending Sunday School and was GOYA President from 2019-2020. In high school, she was on the varsity golf and tennis teams, and mentored freshmen. As a member of the French Honors Society, Nina served as French Club President. She will be attending the JB Speed School at the University of Louisville honors program majoring in Bioengineering. Congratulations Nina!
We wish Nina and all the scholarship applicants success as they pursue their higher educational goals.
Metropolis of Detroit Philoptochos Society is the separately incorporated Philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
The Metropolis of Detroit Philoptochos consists of 37 chapters in Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Tennessee with a total of 2020 members.
Many innovative projects and outreach programs are carried out by energetic and enthusiastic women throughout the Detroit Metropolis, many of whom are married, have children and are working. Also, extensive work is being done by Philoptochos women in their communities.