IIT Stuart MBA Student Receives $4K Grant from Gerondelis Foundation

IIT Stuart School of Business student Nikolaos Zikas (MBA 3rd year) was recently selected by the Gerondelis Foundation to receive a$4,000 academic grant to support his graduate studies.

Third-year IIT Stuart MBA student Nick Zikas

The Gerondelis Foundation offers grants for people of Greek descent who earned bachelor’s degrees in Greece and pursue graduate studies in the United States. Grant recipients are selected based on academic performance, including their GPA and rigor of their graduate studies.

Zikas earned his bachelor’s degree and master of science equivalent in civil engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 2006. He chose to attend IIT Stuart School of Business based on its strong reputation for quantitative programs and will complete his IIT Stuart M.B.A. with a concentration in finance/risk management in 2014.

Following graduation, Zikas hopes to pursue a career in financial markets in Chicago. Most recently, he worked as an intern in buy-side relations with Eurex Exchange. At IIT Stuart, he is a member of Stuart Investments and is also a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals.