Hungarian American Coalition Announces Winners of the “Dr. Elemer Kiss Scholarship Program”

Washington, DC Three outstanding Hungarian university students were selected as winners of the “Dr. Elemer Kiss Scholarship Program” for the 2002-2003 academic year.

The scholarship recipients are: Ms. Eszter Gulacsy, from Bekescsaba, Hungary, who is pursuing an MS in Environmental Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley; Ms. Marta Murvai, from Bucharest, Romania, who will study violin at the Lynn Conservatory of Music at Boca Raton, Florida; andMr. Zoltan Nagy, from Budapest, Hungary, who is studying dance in his second year of a Master of Fine Arts program in Dance at the University of Maryland. Annual scholarships for the current academic year amount to $1,000.00 each.

The “Dr. Elemer Kiss Scholarship Program” was established as a special memorial scholarship by the family and friends of Dr. Elemer Kiss, of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Dr. Kiss, a member of the Coalition since its founding in 1991, left Hungary after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, and settled with his family in Maryland. He demonstrated a life-long commitment to education both in Hungary and in the United States.

The Hungarian American Coalition first established its 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 2-4 outstanding Hungarian students for full-time study in the United States.

The Hungarian American Coalition is a nationwide non-profit organization that promotes public understanding and awareness of Hungarian American issues.

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