On May 7th, 2019, the Fondation Zdenek et Michaela Bakala held its 7th annual round of student interviews to select this year’s scholarship finalists. After thorough consideration, 15 of the 30 applicants from a variety of Swiss universities, were invited to interview with the Selection Committee.
Besides representatives of the Swiss foundation, this year’s Selection Committee was pleased to welcome Ambassador Christian Dussey, Director of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and Magdaléna Drsová, Executive Director Bakala Philanthropy. “We are very pleased with this year’s scholarship recipients. Our students are pursuing not only traditional areas of study but also fields such as migration and gender studies, social work, or co-operation of non-profit, corporate, and state bodies. We wish this year’s winners success in their studies abroad and thank them for the amazing discussions we were honored to have with them.” – Magdaléna Drsová.
The quality of this year’s applicants was confirmed when the Committee granted all 15 students invited for interviews a scholarship at prestigious UK and US universities. They will join a group of over 200 students that Zdeněk and Michaela have helped to obtain an excellent education through their Swiss and Czech foundations.