Washington, DC – Five students were awarded the Dr. Elemér and Éva Kiss Scholarship Awards for the 2009-2010 academic year.
The winners are: Mirjam Donath, who hasbeen admitted to Columbia University, NY; Eszter Győri, who has been admitted to Sewanee – The University of the South; Tünde Hegedűs, a graduate from the Budapest College of Communication and Business majoring Journalism and Communication, admitted to the Master of Arts in Leadership Studies Program at University of San Diego; Enikő Horváth, a graduate from Corvinus University of Budapest, admitted to Harvard University to study Government with an emphasis on International Relations; and Tamás Kubik a freshman at Sewanee – The University of the South pursuing a degree in Psychology and English.
The Dr. Elemér and Éva Kiss Scholarship Program was established as a special memorial scholarship by the family and friends of Dr. Elemér and Éva Kiss, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Dr. and Mrs. Kiss, members of the Coalition since its founding in 1991, left Hungary after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, and settled with their family in Maryland. They demonstrated a life-long commitment to education both in Hungary and in the United States.
The Hungarian American Coalition first established the 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 each year for full-time study in the United States. The scholarship is restricted to those who have already won admission to a U.S. university. For more information visit our website at www.hacusa.org.