During the course of the last 35 years, The Centre has received generous support in the form of scholarships, prizes and bursaries from many supporters.


The Michael M. Xylas Scholarship

Established in 1994 in memory of Michael M. Xylas (known as MMX to the City of London), who founded Astron/Faros Companies.

Provides £10,000 annually, which may be shared by more than one Greek student.

Maria Tsakos Public Benefit Foundation Scholarships

Provides two scholarships of £25,000 each, which may be shared by two or more students. The overall scholarships amount may change annually.

George and Victoria Karelias Public Benefit Foundation Scholarship

Established in 2004, The Foundation considers annually applications from Greek students for studies abroad, amongst them the MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance. The selection and decision process is made directly by the Foundation.


Channoil Consulting Prize

A prize of £500 each year to the best performing student of the MSc Energy, Trade and Finance.

The FIS Prize

Annual prize of £500 for the best dissertation in any area relating to shipping risk management.