News | Press Releases 2000

SBC Foundation Provides Support to The White House Internship by Ameritech

Washington, D.C. – SBC Communications, Inc., which acquired part of MagyarCom through its 1999 purchase of Ameritech, has just announced a grant of $10,000 to the Hungarian American Coalition’s White House Internship Program by Ameritech.

In her letter to Coalition Chairman, Edith K. Lauer, SBC Foundation President, Ms. Gloria Delgado commended the Internship Program: “We are proud to be the exclusive funder of this effort to train future Hungarian-American community leaders and are impressed with your rigorous candidate selection and evaluation process… Best wishes as you continue to advance Hungarian and American relations and effectively serve your constituency.”

The White House Internship by Ameritech is a public service scholarship program administered since 1996 by the Washington-based Hungarian American Coalition. Its purpose is to provide a special opportunity for young men and women to further their interest in public service, community relations and international relations through working full time for a semester or summer session at various White House offices. In addition, participants are asked to stay engaged with the Hungarian American community by completing a project for the Coalition.

Mr. Steven Gyeszli of Austin, Texas, who just completed the White House Summer Internship session, is the sixteenth college student to participate in the The White House Internship by Ameritech.

Applications for the Winter, 2001 session are due at the Coalition’s Washington, DC office by September 1, 2000.

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

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