Stipendium Peregrinum 4.0
President of Hungary Katalin Novák launched Hungary’s Stipendium Peregrinum (Stipi) scholarship programme four years ago, as State Secretary for Family Affairs. Now she visited the two-day Stipi camp in Balatonszárszó as Main Patron, where forty-nine young people competed for – by their popular name - the Stipi-scholarships, covering the study costs at prestigious foreign universities for one year for the best students.
The students participating in the camp solved individual and group tasks and showcased their talent with the help of instructors, and also played games or sports with the Head of State.
This year’s instructors included national football team member Ádám Szalai, Paralympic swimmer Bianka Pap, actress Gabi Gubás, businesswoman Szabina Tomán, opera singer Erika Miklósa, television presenter Ramóna Lékai-Kiss, Mayor of Székesfehérvár András Cser-Palkovics, President of the State Audit Office of Hungary László Windisch, World Cup-winning touring car racer Norbert Michelisz, social entrepreneur Gergely Böszörményi-Nagy, President of the MOME Foundation, Co-Chairman of the Organising Committee of the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest Balázs Fürjes, lawyer and founder of the Konnekt Association Kata Stumpf, publicist and researcher Gergely Szilvay, obstetrician-gynaecologist and infertility specialist Dr. Dóra Vesztergom.
160 applications, more than ever before, have been received for the scholarship provided by the Pro-Family Foundation, of which 49 were selected.
Following the camp, in the first half of July, a three-member panel will decide who will win the scholarships. Having to choose the best from the best, they will have a difficult task!
56 students currently study abroad on a Stipendium Peregrinum scholarship.