Honouring Excellence: PeopleCert's Award Ceremony under the 'Honouring our Teachers from Constantinople' Programme


The PeopleCert Group of Companies was proud to hold the Scholarships Award Ceremony for the "Honouring our Teachers from Constantinople" Scholarship initiative. The ceremony took place at the Zografeion Lyceum in Istanbul on Thursday, 8 June 2023.


The "Honouring our Teachers from Constantinople" Scholarship Programme aims to support postgraduate and PhD candidates who are first- or second-generation Greeks from Istanbul, Imvros, and Tenedos. The programme is implemented in collaboration with the Ecumenical Federation of Constantinopolitans, in memory of three, distinguished teachers of the Diaspora, Dimitris Fragopoulos, Dimitris Nicolaides, and Alexandros Alexandridis, who served as role models for their students, demonstrating unwavering dedication to their profession.


In addition, the special award "Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew" was presented by the Patriarch himself to Honorary Professor Georgios Stefanopoulos for his significant, timeless, and selfless contribution to the Hellenism of Constantinople.

Learn more about the Scholarship Programme

The selection of the student scholars was conducted by a five-member evaluation committee, consisting of:



Mr. Doukidis referred to the high quality of applicants who attend top universities, with the majority of them being doctoral candidates in important scientific disciplines.


The postgraduate students awarded for their outstanding academic performance and their dedication to the scientific subject of their studies were:



In addition, two more postgraduate students were honoured with Honourable Mentions for their remarkable performance, along with cash prizes. The recipients were:



We are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of the Scholarships recipients and we express our deepest gratitude to our Constantinopolitan teachers for their lasting impact on their students and the entire Diaspora community.

Watch the video with the highlights of the ceremony