Apáczai Alumnus Grant

Being invited by the Apáczai Public Foundation from Budapest, the Foundation for School became the manager of the Apáczai Alumnus Grant. In this particular case, being the manager of the grant, the foundation assumed many tasks and responsibilities. Applications were available during three academic years. The task of the foundation was to announce the grant, to collect the application forms, to prepare the database, to rank the applications, to announce the applicants, to sign the contract with the winners, to pay the grants and to settle financial and professional details with the sponsor. The Apáczai Public Foundation has appointed a committee of local professionals for supervising the work and to take decisions.

The aim of the grant is to support financially full-time university students studying in Hungarian language in a public or private university from Romania, who have outstanding school achievements, in order to continue their studies. Being a merit grant, awarding it was exclusively based on academic merit.

During academic years 2000-2001 and 2001-2002, the grant was extended to vocational school pupils and high school students. After a two-year break, during the 2004-2005 academic year, the grant was again restricted to university students.

The Apáczai Alumnus Grant was a very popular scholarship; during three years many thousands of students have applied for it.

TITLE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS VOCATIONAL SCHOOL PUPILS
2000-2001 2001-2002 2004-2005 2000-2001 2001-2002
Incoming applications 2701 2214 1938 731 526
Granted applications 550 622 360 176 199
Percentage of granted/incoming applications 20.36 28.09 18.58 24.08 37.83