Washington, D.C. – Twelve students were awarded the Dr. Elemér and Éva Kiss Scholarship Awards for the 2014-2015 academic year. The winners are:
Vince András Berényi, a student at Emory University Goizueta Business School in Atlanta, GA; Tünde Cserpes, a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Illinois in Chicago; Dorottya Demszky, enrolled at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ; Lilla Fördős, pursuing a Master’s Program at Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) in Washington, DC; Edith Frenyó, an S.J.D. Candidate at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC; Gergely Horváth, attending the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, NY; Jennifer Mezei, admitted to Coker College in Hartsville, SC; János Perczel, a PhD student in Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA; Júlia Standovár, admitted to the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York, NY; Sabine Topolánszky, a second-year graduate student at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington, DC; Domonkos Vámossy, enrolled at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA and Kitty Veress, a graduate student in the Security Studies Program of Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Washington, DC.
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, MD. 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 had gained acceptance to American colleges and universities, but needed additional financial assistance to complete their studies. Since then, the Coalition has provided partial scholarships each year 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.