Washington, D.C. – Twelve students were awarded the Dr. Elemér and Éva Kiss Scholarship Awards for the 2013-2014 academic year. The winners are:
Tünde Cserpes, a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Illinois in Chicago; Zoltán Csikós, admitted to Columbus State University; 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; Ágnes Katona, attending the Graduate School of Middlebury College at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, in Monterey, CA; István Keszte, admitted to a Master’s Program at Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Aerospace Engineering in Atlanta, GA; Zalán Markó, a student at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY; Zita Monori, former scholarship winner of 2009 and 2010, a rising senior at The University of the South, Sewanee, TN; 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; and Domonkos Vámossy a sophomore at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA.
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.