Scholarship Recipients

Panagiota Tania recently completed a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship where she was based in Athens, Greece for one year researching and reporting on Europe's refugee crisis. She is now an independent reporter in Greece. Her work has been published in The Huffington Post, Reuters, and Mashable, among other publications. See a full list of her recent work here.

Tania lived and worked in New York after graduation from Northwestern in June 2011, working for a small daily newspaper covering courts and legal education. Tania also did work for The Wall Street Journal, Crain's New York Business, SmartMoney magazine, Fast Company magazine, American Lawyer magazine, the Tampa Bay Times, and other publications. Tania also ran her first marathon in Chicago in October 2012 and, as of that time, was training for more!

Tania is a graduate of Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in Illinois, where she earned a 4.3 GPA. She was involved in a huge number of extracurricular activities. These included class secretary, National Honor Society, student council, leader of 'Relay for Life', and the school newspaper where she was editor-in-chief. She is also a lifelong student of dance, and found that her successes in dance gave her confidence to overcome the obstacles created by her profound hearing loss.

Tania's letters of recommendation glow. For example, one person wrote: "What an amazing young lady! I see the differences that she is making in our school community now, and I anticipate the changes she will cause for the future -- wherever she is."