Washington, DC – Six students were awarded the Dr. Elemér and Éva Kiss Scholarship Awards for the 2015-2016 academic year. The winners are:
Dorottya Demszky, who is pursuing a Master’s Program in Linguistics at Princeton University; Tünde Cserpes, a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Illinois in Chicago; Ágnes Katona, a student at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA; János Perczel, a PhD student in Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Zsófia Raskó, LL.M student at the University of Houston; and Domonkos Vámossy, a PhD student in Economics at the University of Pittsburgh.
The Dr. Elemér and Éva Kiss Scholarship Program was established 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 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.