Nakos Family Scholarship by Hope Strengthens Foundation

Over the past several months, our team has been privileged to collaborate with longtime supporters, the Nakos Family (Loukas ‘83, Christine and daughters: Jaclyn ‘15 & MED ‘16, Hayley, and Rachel ‘19) and the University of New Hampshire (UNH), to establish the Nakos Family Scholarship by Hope Strengthens Foundation.

Loukas and his family have made a substantial donation that will support a multi-year scholarship for students at the UNH College of Health and Human Services (CHHS).

Led by engaged faculty and practitioners who are renowned in their fields, the CHHS offers dynamic academic programs infused with applied learning and innovative research that prepare students for success.

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide need-based support to junior and senior undergraduate students enrolled in the CHHS with a preference for first generation college students. 

Students receiving the scholarship are in the process of receiving the training and experience required to enter demanding career fields, where many of their patients will face the most challenging times of their lives. 

The spirit of this scholarship is rooted in the belief that graduates from the CHHS will have countless opportunities to positively contribute to their patients’ hope and strength, while being productive members of the communities in which they work and live.

We are truly grateful to Loukas and his family for their incredible generosity and leadership in establishing this scholarship. It will help empower many healthcare professionals as they assist patients facing an illness, disability, or long-term recovery from traumatic injuries. 

We look forward to sharing details about the scholarship’s first recipients later this academic year.