About the Vitos Scholarship

Mr. Nicholas Vitos is often called a “Great Benefactor” of Saint Nicholas. Indeed, many have benefited from his generosity, not only at St. Nicholas, but throughout the Metropolis of San Francisco.

From humble beginnings as a young immigrant, Mr. Vitos was aware of the struggles of the unprivileged. To that end, the Nicholas and Mary Vitos Scholarship was established, so that deserving and promising Orthodox young men and women would not want for training and education for their life’s work. In keeping with Mr. Vitos’ vision and dedication to the church which he loved so much, he stipulated that the scholarship bearing his name would awarded to deserving young people of the St. Nicholas Parish Community who demonstrate dedication to God and His Holy Church, academic excellence, and financial need. The purpose of this application and the Scholarship Committee is to ensure that Mr. Vitos’ request will be carried out to the best of our ability.

Mr. Vitos will always be remembered as a man of principle, conviction, and love for Christ’s Church. May his memory and legacy be eternal!

2018 Vitos scholarship

Scholarship Applications and information are now available. Candidates may complete the application, and materials must be mailed to St. Nicholas and post-marked no later than April 16, 2018.  Late or hand-delivered applications will not be accepted. No Exceptions.

Download the application to see the full criteria and directions.