Six students were awarded the Dr. Elemér and Éva Kiss Scholarship Awards for the 2011-2012 academic year.
The winners are: Edit Frenyo obtained a LL.M. degree at Boston College Law School in 2010, and now is an S.J.D. Candidate at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC; Beata Krasznai has been admitted for the Master of School Counseling Program at Cleveland State University, which is a CACREP approved 48 semester-hour program that leads to licensure as a school counselor; Krisztina Olah is a graduate student of John Carroll University and a scholarship winner of the Calasanctius Training Program; Dorottya Irén Győri is a former applicant and scholarship winner of 2010, and a rising junior at Messiah College in Grantham, PA, in international business major. She is a great basketball player, playing on the Women’s basketball team at Messiah; Eszter Győri is a former scholarship applicant and winner of 2008, 2009 of 2010, and a rising senior at Sewanee – The University of the South, majoring in International and Global Studies with focus on Africa and a minor in Environmental Studies; Zita Monori is a former applicant and scholarship winner of 2010, who has been selected for the 2010 Klein Family Scholarship to study at Sewanee as a full-time student, currently in her sophomore year.
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 outstanding Hungarian students who pursue full-time studies in the United States. The scholarship is given to those who have already won admission to a U.S. university. For more information visit our website at www.hacusa.org.