Hungarian American Coalition Announces Recipients of Bognár Family Hungarian Scholarships for 2017-2018

Washington, DC – Forty-four students have been awarded Bognár Family Hungarian Scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Two of the scholarship recipients are Hungarian students admitted to universities in the U.S.: Anita Balázs, Yale School of Music, New Haven, CT; and Lilla Székely, Lesley University, MA.

Eight scholarship recipients are enrolled in the following Hungarian universities: Orsolya Joó and Annamária Király, University of Debrecen; Bernadett Birta, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest; Dávid Bárdos, Orsolya Süli and Katalin Szócska, Semmelweis University, Budapest; Edit Dukai, University of Pécs; and Anikó Skultéti, University of Szeged.

Four scholarship recipients are studying at colleges in the Subcarpathian region of Ukraine: Tamás Sándor Héder, Izabella Olcsvári and István Pataki, National University of Uzhhorod (Ungvár); and Zsanett Tóth, Transcarpathian Hungarian College, Berehove (Beregszász).

Twenty-nine scholarships were awarded to Hungarian students admitted to universities in the Transylvania region of Romania: Richárd Bálint, Irma Tímea Császár, Norbert Loránd Kovács, Klára Krisztina Simon, Csilla Melinda Szőcs, Mária Izabella Szövérfi and Kálmán Takács, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca (Kolozsvár); András Szabolcs Barabási, Andrea Edina Fábián, Laura Éva Fazakas, Andrea Izsák, Krisztina Kapás, Orsolya Kapás, Katalin Kövecsi, Norbert László, Norbert Nyegre, Csenge Apollónia Pál and Tímea Kinga Vajda, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Cluj Napoca (Kolozsvár); Dóra Sarolta Bálint, Andrea Csíky, Ágota Fazakas, Mildred Beatrix Izsák, Eszter Antónia Orbán, Tamara Henrietta Ravasz, László Szabó, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Târgu Mureș (Marosvásárhely); Béla Olasz, Alba Iulia Roman Catholic Theological College and Seminary, Alba Iulia (Gyulafehérvár); Noémi Izsák, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Sibiu (Nagyszeben); Rozália Jakab, Reformed College of Assistant Training, Târgu Mureș (Marosvásárhely); and Tímea Papdán, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Oradea (Nagyvárad).

Finally, Sára Benkő, who studies at University of Leuven, Belgium, was also awarded a scholarship.

The Hungarian Scholarship Fund (HSF) was established in 1999 by Dr. Béla and April Bognár to help outstanding Hungarian students finish their educations in their own countries or in the United States, and to remain or return to their home countries to provide leadership in their communities. Since its inception, the scholarship fund has awarded more than $700,000 to 229 Hungarian students in the US and the Carpathian Basin raised from members of the Hungarian American community; churches; organizations; the Sunshine Lady Foundation (SLF), directed by Mrs. Doris Buffett; and recently, by the Ambassadors of the Future.

Scholarship recipients must have an excellent academic record, outstanding recommendations from teachers, mentors, clergy or community leaders, and proven financial need.

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