Junior Menas Houstoulakis receives $2,000 national scholarship from Tau Sigma National Honor Society

January 29, 2010

Menas Houstoulakis. Photo by Jim Shearer.

DEARBORN / Jan. 29, 2010---Menas Houstoulakis, a junior studying criminal justice at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, was selected as a recipient of a $2,000 national scholarship offered by the Tau Sigma National Honor Society, an academic society that recognizes and promotes the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students.

UM-Dearborn established a campus chapter of Tau Sigma National Honor Society last June, making it the first school in Michigan to form a chapter.
Houstoulakis received the second largest scholarship offered nationwide.  Houstoulakis was inducted into Tau Sigma in June after transferring to UM-Dearborn from Schoolcraft College.  He currently serves as vice president of the UM-Dearborn chapter of Tau Sigma.
Houstoulakis was one of 28 scholars to be awarded scholarships totaling $27,250.
“This scholarship bestowed to Houstoulakis says volumes about the quality of our students.  For Houstoulakis to be awarded a national scholarship in our first year of existence sets the standard,” said Christopher Tremblay, director of admissions and orientation at UM-Dearborn and chapter advisor, who selected Houstoulakis’ scholarship application to forward to the national office for consideration.
Selection for the scholarship is based on several criteria:  involvement in and service to the chapter, involvement in and service to the university, service to the community and academic achievement.  Houstoulakis was selected by a five-member committee comprised of Tau Sigma advisors.


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