Hungarian American Coalition Announces Recipients of Bognár Family Hungarian Scholarships for 2021-2022

Washington, DC – Fourteen students have been awarded Bognár Family Hungarian Scholarships (BFHSF) for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Photos of students supported by the BFHSF in the 2021-2022 academic year

Two scholarship recipients are enrolled in the following Hungarian universities: Bernadett Birta, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest; and Ákos Óbis, University of Debrecen.

Three scholarship recipients are studying at colleges in the Subcarpathian region of Ukraine: Norbert Bence and Ingrid Lőrinc, National University of Uzhhorod (Ungvár); and Erik Maruszics, Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian College of Higher Education, Berehove (Beregszász).

Finally, nine scholarships were awarded to Hungarian students admitted to universities in the Transylvania region of Romania: Laura Béres and Tünde Renáta Székely, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca (Kolozsvár); Tibor Laczkó and Roland Nagy, Sapientia – Hungarian University of Transylvania, Târgu Mureș (Marosvásárhely); Zsuzsanna Bajnoczki, Ágota Fazakas, Henrietta Kajtár, and Noémi Szilvia Miklós, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Târgu Mureș (Marosvásárhely); and Béla Olasz, Alba Iulia Roman Catholic Theological College and Seminary, Alba Iulia (Gyulafehérvár).

The Hungarian Scholarship Fund (HSF) was established in 1999 by the late Dr. Béla and late 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 270 Hungarian students in the US and the Carpathian Basin raised from members of the Hungarian American community; churches; organizations; the Sunshine Lady Foundation (SLF); 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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