Famous instructors at this year's Stipi camp
More young people than ever before submitted an application for this year’s Stipendium Peregrinum scholarships.
The selection of the new scholarship holders under the Stipendium Peregrinum programme is currently underway. The next stage is the two-day Stipi camp next weekend, where 49 applicants will compete to win the scholarship covering the full costs of their studies abroad. Famous supporting instructors will help the students at the camp so that they can harness as much as possible of their talent. This year's instructors are also renowned masters in their fields, and they can all serve as role models for the students. The main patron of Stipendium Peregrinum is Katalin Novák, President of Hungary, the initiator and founder of the Stipi programme.
160 students, more than ever before, submitted their application for the Stipendium Peregrinum scholarship this year. Thanks to the programme, 56 students currently pursue their studies at the world’s best universities. The aim of the scholarship programme is to support young people of outstanding talent financially and professionally. Students admitted to the most prestigious universities in Europe, North America and Asia are eligible to apply for the Stipi B grant. Following the Stipi camp, a 3 member panel of jurors adopts the final decision.
The panel includes Professor Veronika Ádám, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Széchenyi Prize-winning physician, biochemist, Professor Petra Aczél, communication researcher and professor at MOME, and Professor András Batta, Ferenc Erkel Prize-winning, Széchenyi Prize-winning Hungarian music historian and Executive Director of the Hungarian House of Music.
The instructors of the Stipendium Peregrinum Scholarship are outstanding representatives of art, sports, public life, the economy and science.
This year’s Stipi-instructors are:
Gergely Böszörményi-Nagy - Founder of the Brain Bar Future Festival, Foundation President of MOME
András Cser-Palkovics - Mayor of Székesfehérvár
Balázs Fürjes - Co-Chair of the Organising Committee of the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest
Gabi Gubás -Jászai Mari Prize-winning actress, recipient of the Prominent Artist Award
Ramóna Lékai-Kiss - actress, presenter
Norbert Michelisz - World Touring Car Championship winner
Erika Miklósa - Hungarian Order of St. Stephen, Kossuth and Liszt Ferenc Prize-winning coloratura soprano, opera singer, perpetual member of the Company of Immortals
Bianka Pap - Hungarian Paralympic, World and six-time European Champion swimmer
Kata Stumpf - lawyer, founder of the Konnekt Association
Ádám Szalai - 86-time Hungarian national football team player
Gergely Szilvay - chief editor of Mandiner, publicist, researcher, author of several books
Szabina Tomán - businesswoman, investor
Dr. Dóra Vesztergom - obstetrician-gynaecologist, reproductive endocrinologist, infertility specialist
László Windisch - President of the State Audit Office of Hungary