Washington, D.C. – Nine students were awarded the Dr. Elemér and Éva Kiss Scholarship Awards for the 2016-2017 academic year. The winners are:
Dorottya Demszky, pursuing a Master’s Program in Linguistics at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ; Roberta Gréta Ilcsik, studying Biology at the University of Houston Natural Sciences and Mathematics College in Houston, TX; Krisztina Kiss, a student at Mannes College the New School for Music in New York, NY; Valentina Magyar, enrolled at Pennsylvania State University in Old Main, State College, PA; Jennifer Mezei, a sophomore at Coker College in Hartsville, SC; János Perczel, a PhD student in Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA; Krisztina Sárközi, attending Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA; Noémi Sárog, admitted to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, NY; and Domonkos Vámossy, a PhD student in Economics at University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA.
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.