Washington DC – At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Hungarian American Coalition, 39 students were awarded Bognár Family Hungarian Scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Nine of the scholarship recipients are Hungarian students admitted to universities in the U.S.:
Tom Bakoczy, Florida Gulf Coast University, FL, Barbara Cseh, Grand Canyon University, AZ, Krisztina Fabo, George Washington University, Washington, DC, Lilla Fördős, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC, Elizabeth Juhász, Kent State University, Raymond Kanyó, University of Richmond, VA, Dorottya Miketa, New York University, NY, Lilla Porubek, Kansas State University, KS and Lilla Székely, Lesley University, MA.
Eight scholarship recipients are enrolled in the following Hungarian universities:
Lilla Balázs, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Biborka Kelemen, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Krisztián Kovács, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest, Leonard István László, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Máté Molodih, Szent István University, Gödöllő, Ilona Ozsvari, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Gábor Pekker and Orsolya Suli, Semmelweis University, Budapest.
Three scholarship recipients are studying at colleges in the Voivodina region of Serbia:
Márta Nagy, Faculty of Economics, Subotica, Nikoletta Nagy, Prirodna-Faculty of Science, Novi Sad, Laura Paracki, Teacher’s College of Subotica.
Eighteen scholarships were awarded to Hungarian students admitted to universities in Romania:
Tibor Zsolt Barabási, Zoltán Kapás, Katalin Kövecsi and Barna Sütő-Alpár, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Cluj Napoca, Antal Balla, Örs Birton, Imola Kapás, Gellért Szabolcs Kovács, Lenke Molnus, and Tamara-Henrietta Ravasz, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Târgu Mureș, Zita Majlát, Nagy Aliz, Nagy Bernadett, Sarolta Pap, Beáta Éva Simon and Zsuzsanna Szabó, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Noémi Portik, University of Art and Design, Cluj Napoca, and Arnold Béla Péterfi, University of Arts Târgu-Mureş.
Finally, Zsuzsa Héder won a scholarship to support her studies at the National University of Uzhorod, in the Subcarpathian region of Ukraine.
The Hungarian Scholarship Fund (HSF) was established in 1999 by Dr. Béla and April Bognár to provide assistance to qualified Hungarian university students in Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Slovakia, Serbia, and the United States. Since its inception, the founders have raised more than $500,000 from members of the Hungarian American community, churches, organizations and the Sunshine Lady Foundation (SLF), directed by Mrs. Doris Buffett. Scholarship recipients must have an excellent academic record, outstanding recommendations from teachers or clergy, and proven financial need.
In spring of 2014, Dr. Béla and April Bognár asked the Hungarian American Coalition to become the administrator of their Hungarian Scholarship Fund as part of the Coalition’s comprehensive leadership training and educational portfolio.