In 1986 the “S. James Vamvas Scholarship Fund” was established in honor of S. James (Sparky) Vamvas, D.D.S, Professor Emeritus of the USC School of Dentistry and Oral Surgery. This fund allows the society to provide financial assistance to medical and dental students of Hellenic descent who are from California or attend medical or dental school in California. The fund is the only one of its kind on the west coast. Since 1988 the Society has awarded approximately 160 scholarships totaling over $200,000

In 2016 HAMDS announced two new endowed scholarships. First, in honor of Dr. Demetreos N. Halikis, former HAMDS President. The “Demetreos N. Halikis, M.D. Scholarship” is being funded and endowed through the generosity of Dr. Halikis’s son, Dr. Mark Halikis, his wife Janice, and their family. Second, in honor of Michael N. Halikis, M.D. The “Michael N. Halikis, M.D. Scholarship” is being funded and endowed through the generosity of his loving wife Mrs. Rosalind Halikis, their son Dr. Nick Halikis, and their family.

NOW CLOSED – - DEADLINE:  APPLICATIONS DEADLINE for all 2017 – Monday, September 11th CLOSED FOR 2017

Please follow the instructions CAREFULLY and COMPLETELY and include all required materials listed below:

  1. Please click here to download the HAMDS Scholarship Form. Complete the form and attach it along with the following criteria as a complete submission (HAMDS will not consider an incomplete submission):
  2. Transcript of grades and class standing
  3. MCAT scores
  4. Photograph to accompany application
  5. Two letters of recommendation: one from a faculty member and one from a Hellenic community leader (organization, spiritual, etc.)
Please send all required materials directly to HAMDS via email to info@hamds.org

or mail all required materials to the following address by the deadline listed above:

Hellenic American Medical and Dental Society
Attention: 2017 Scholarships
1760 Termino Ave., Suite 314
Long Beach, CA 90804

2017 SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED:  Saturday, November 11th at the Scholarship Awards Dinner in Fountain Valley, California