Washington, DC – János Américo Barbero from Budapest, Hungary was selected winner of the “Dr. Elemér Kiss Scholarship Program” award for the 2004-2005 academic year.
János Américo Barbero, is a full time student at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, studying mathematics. This exceptionally gifted student was already awarded a Scholarship in 2003 at the age of 16 when he was initially accepted as an undergraduate student at University of Washington.
The “Dr. Elemér Kiss Scholarship Program” was established as a special memorial scholarship by the family and friends of Dr. Elemér Kiss, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Dr. Kiss, a member of the Coalition since its founding in 1991, left Hungary after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, and settled with his family in Maryland. He demonstrated a life-long commitment to education both in Hungary and in the United States.
The Hungarian American Coalition first established its Scholarship Fund in 1997, in response to requests from a large number of Hungarian students, who gained acceptance to American colleges and universities, but needed additional financial assistance to complete their studies. Since then each year the Coalition has provided partial scholarships to 2-4 outstanding Hungarian students for full-time study in the United States.