Application deadline is December 31, 2017 11:59 PM.

One of the most important events of the last decade of the century was the establishment of the scholarship fund on August 26th, 1993. The fund still operates and it supports those students who actively participate in Hungarian community life and excel at school. The program was started by Sándor Krémer, Pál Bicók and Frigyes Körmöczy and was established with the financial support of Pál Saláta. During the past 24 years the fund has supported the education of more than 50 university and college students with more than 115,000 USD.

2017 Scholarship Recipients /photo by Gábor Mózsi/

For information on the essay and conditions of application, please read below or download 2018 Scholarship Requirements.

Essay Topic of the 2018 Scholarship Program

The history of the Hungarian dance-house movement and its effects in Hungary and world-wide.

2018 Scholarship Rules and Regulations

Only applications received by e-mail to MagyarKlubOsztondij@yahoogroups.com by midnight, December 31, 2017 containing all of the documents below will be considered. Applications that do not meet the criteria will not be considered. Results will be presented at the annual Gala Ball on January 27, 2018. The decision of the committee is final and cannot be appealed. Please direct any questions to the e-mail address above.

The following items should be submitted for consideration (double-spaced, font-size: 12):

  1. Hungarian Club Membership: The applicant should be a paid member of the Hungarian Club in the application year and the following year.
  2. Proof of enrollment for the Spring 2018 semester, indicating at least one course, and that the course is part of a specific degree program. This enables part-time students to apply.
  3. Transcript, showing a minimum GPA of 2.5, including the Fall 2017 semester. The transcript should show enrollment in at least one course for Fall 2017.
  4. Volunteering in the Hungarian community. This can be in the form of:

    a. Minimum 4-hour commitment at the Hungarian Club 2017 Events. Volunteer positions are open for the Annual Summer Picnic and the St. Nicholas Lunch. Please contact Andrea Stétz, Vice President, at least two weeks prior to the event at andreastetz@hotmail.com OR fill out the Become a Volunteer Form. This volunteer work will add 10 points during the scholarship evaluation process.

    b. Volunteering work in other Hungarian organizations.

  5. A brief summary of the applicant’s plans, goals, academic and extracurricular activities emphasizing work in the Hungarian community, hobbies, plans, etc. For applicants residing in a location without a Hungarian community, other means of personal Hungarian advancement will be considered, such as reading Hungarian books, speaking Hungarian, etc. Include a brief summary of books read.
  6. Resume, with name, address, e-mail, description of volunteering work, and other work experience.
  7. Minimum two page essay, in English or Hungarian.

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  • 2018 Scholarship Application Evaluation

    Applications of part time students will also be evaluated per the below criteria, however the scholarships awarded to part time students will be half of those awarded to full time students. Please send your application with all the required documents not later than midnight, December 31, 2017 to MagyarKlubOsztondij@yahoogroups.com.

    Application Evaluation

    Max. 100 points
      10 points and 5 points can only be obtained through volunteer work (see 4.a.) and sending essay in Hungarian language, respectively.
    • GPA 2.5 - 2.99 / 20 points
    • GPA 3.0 - 3.49 / 25 points
    • GPA 3.5 - 4.0 / 30 points
    • Volunteer work / max. 35 points
    • Essay / max. 35 points
    Good Luck

    Check List

    Deadline: December 31, 2017
    • Hungarian Club Member
    • Proof of Enrollment
    • Transcript
    • Volunteer Work
    • Brief Summary
    • Resume
    • Essay

Scholarship requirements in Hungarian are presented below.
Információkat magyar nyelven alább olvashat.

Pályázati felhívás: 2018-as Ösztöndíj Program

A pályázatok beküldési határideje 2017. december 31., 11:59 PM.

Az évszázad utolsó évtizedének kétségkívül egyik legfontosabb eseménye az azóta is működő ösztöndíjadás létrehozása 1993. augusztus 26-án, melyel a Klub a magyar közösségi életben kiemelkedő szerepet vállaló, az iskolában pedig jó eredményeket elérő diákokat támogatja. A program Krémer Sándor, Bicók Pál és Körmöczy Frigyes kezdeményezésére, Saláta Pál anyagi támogatásának köszönhetően indult útjára, az azóta eltelt 24 év alatt több mint 115 000 dollárral járult hozzá több mint 50 magyar egyetemista és főiskolás tanulmányához.

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A Chicagói Magyar Klub 2018 évi ösztöndíjprogramjára pályázók a következő témáról kell dolgozatot írjanak:

A magyar táncházmozgalom története és hatásai Magyarországon és a nagyvilágban.

A pályázással kapcsolatos minden további tájékoztatás megtalálható a 2018-as Pályázati Követelmények alatt.

For more information in English, please visit Scholarship Program for Undergraduate and Graduate Students.