Hungarian American Coalition Announces Recipients of Bognár Family Hungarian Scholarships for 2015-2016

Washington, DC – Thirty students have been awarded Bognár Family Hungarian Scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Four of the scholarship recipients are Hungarian students admitted to universities in the U.S.:

Barbara Cseh, Grand Canyon University, AZ; Krisztina Fabo, George Washington University, Washington, DC; Raymond Kanyó, University of Richmond, VA; and Lilla Székely, Lesley University, MA.

Four scholarship recipients are enrolled in the following Hungarian universities:

Annamária Király, University of Debrecen, Debrecen; Máté Molodih, Szent István University, Gödöllő; Dávid Bárdos and Orsolya Süli, Semmelweis University, Budapest.

Four scholarship recipients are studying at colleges in the Subcarpathian region of Ukraine:

Zsuzsanna Héder and Izabella Olcsvári, National University of Uzhhorod (Ungvár); Szilveszter Pohilecz and Zsanett Tóth, Transcarpathian Hungarian College, Berehove (Beregszász).

Seventeen scholarships were awarded to Hungarian students admitted to universities in the Transylvania region of Romania:

Richárd Bálint, Anikó Kopacz, Csenge Kovács, Alíz Nagy, Teréz Simon, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca; Katalin Kövecsi and Zita Majlát, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Cluj Napoca; Antal Balla, Örs Birton, Imola Kapás, Gellért Szabolcs Kovács, Annamária Nyárádi, Mildred Beatrix Izsák and Noémi Izsák, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Târgu Mureș; Klaudia Barabás, Bod Péter Diaconical Center, Târgu Mureș; Csenge Simon, Gheorghe Dima Music Academy, Cluj Napoca; and Tímea Papdán, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Oradea.

Finally, Laura Paracki won a scholarship to support her studies at the University of Novi Sad Department of Primary School Education, Subotica, in the Vojvodina region of Serbia.

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.

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