Nine students were awarded the Dr. Elemér and Éva Kiss Scholarship Awards for the 2010-2011 academic year.
The winners are: Kinga Edit Fodor, a student at the Personality and Psychopathology Program of the Teachers College of Columbia University; Dorottya Irén Győri, majoring in international business at Messiah College in Grantham, PA; Dóra Halász admitted at Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA to study Organizational Leadership; Zita Monori, a student at Sewanee: The University of the South; Edith M. Petrovics, a student of the Master of Professional Studies-Real Estate Program at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, Washington, DC; Eszter Mirjam Donath, a graduate from the Journalism School of Columbia University and a student of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University; Eszter Győri, a student at Sewanee – The University of the South, majoring in International and Global Studies; Zsófia Schwéger, a student at Wellesley College, MA; and Éva Tessza Udvarhelyi, a third-year doctoral student at the Environmental Psychology PhD Program of the City University of New York.
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.