Study in the United States for One Year
Secondary School Scholarship Competition
ASSIST is a non-profit educational organization that seeks to promote world peace by bringing together secondary students and teachers of many nations with their American counterparts.
Students currently studying in the 10th grade are eligible to apply for scholarships as 11th grade students in American independent secondary schools. Scholarships are offered for one academic year, after which the student must return to Hungary for at least one year, to finish his or her secondary education and to share what has been learned with friends, family, fellow students and teachers.
Our work in eastern and central Europe began in Hungary for the 1990/91 academic year. Our first Hungarian sttudents distinguished themselves in their American independent schools, and ultimately over 100 students studied in the States under our auspices. Our work was funded by the Soros Foundation, but Mr. Soros has since moved his and our efforts to other countries.
ASSIST returned to Hungary two years ago, and since then eight students have been selected to receive scholarships to study in the U.S. In this current year, the American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary sponsors one of these students. We are pleased to announce that other fundraising activities in the U.S. have also been successful, and we anticipate being able to offer at least five scholarships for the 2004/05 academic year. In addition to the full scholarship from an American school, the personal expenses of the students will also be covered.
In each country, we work on the basis of an open competition, so all talented and eligible students may apply for scholarships. We plan to offer at least five scholarships for the 2004/05 academic year. To review criteria for selection and the process of applying, please visit our new web site:
ASSIST was founded 35 years ago by a dedicated teacher who recognized the value of cross-cultural exchange, a real dialogue that had been confounded by war and then cold war. Beginning with thirteen students that first year, ASSIST has continued to develop its mission and this year placed 144 qualified students from 13 countries at 81 member schools.
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