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Kellner Scholarship Info Day 2010

  1. 1. KELLNER SCHOLARSHIP INFO DAY Presentation by Judit Gera ( Bard ’ 05-06) & Emma Sajben ( Trinity ‘08-09 )
  2. 2. KELLNER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS <ul><li>WHAT THEY OFFER: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FULL EXPERIENCE OF A SCHOOL YEAR AT A LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE IN THE UNITED STATES </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel expenses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boarding (in dormitories on campus) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meal plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monthly stipend </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. THE TRINITY EXPERIENCE
  4. 4. AREAS OF STUDY <ul><li>Liberal Arts College </li></ul><ul><li>Education Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Political Science </li></ul><ul><li>Public Policy and Law </li></ul><ul><li>Studio Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Theater and Dance </li></ul><ul><li>Women, Gender, and Sexuality </li></ul><ul><li>Classics </li></ul><ul><li>Art History </li></ul><ul><li>International Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Language and Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>etc. </li></ul>
  5. 5. FACILITIES <ul><li>Cinestudio, Austin Arts Center, Painting Studio, Dance Studios </li></ul><ul><li>3 restaurants </li></ul><ul><li>Watkinson Library (Special collections) </li></ul><ul><li>Wifi all around campus </li></ul><ul><li>Tennis courts, Ice skating rink, Pool, Gym, </li></ul>
  6. 6. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Dance classes </li></ul><ul><li>Choirs </li></ul><ul><li>Religious organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>Community service </li></ul><ul><li>Sports teams </li></ul><ul><li>International House </li></ul><ul><li>Theatre groups </li></ul><ul><li>Other clubs </li></ul>
  7. 7. MY PERSONAL GAINS <ul><li>Language skills </li></ul><ul><li>International friends </li></ul><ul><li>Studies in Ed. Studies, academic recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching experience </li></ul><ul><li>2 Internships (Hartford, Washington DC.) </li></ul><ul><li>Community service </li></ul><ul><li>Travelling </li></ul>
  8. 8. THE BARD EXPERIENCE <ul><li>Annandale-on-Hudson, NY </li></ul><ul><li>“ A place to think.” </li></ul><ul><li>Exquisite campus setting </li></ul><ul><li>2 hours from New York City by train </li></ul><ul><li>Program in International Education </li></ul>
  9. 9. ACADEMICS <ul><li>Focus on an interdisciplinary curriculum – you can choose from various fields of study: American Studies, Literature, Creative Writing, Human Rights, Anthropology, Politics, International Relations, Psychology, Science, Economics, Studio Arts, Theater and Dance, Curatorial Studies, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Distinguished faculty members </li></ul><ul><li>Bard Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA): seated in NYC, this program offers courses in international affairs and internships at CNN, Newsweek, Human Rights Watch or other organizations, etc. (Available for Kellner scholars!) </li></ul>
  10. 10. LIFE AT BARD <ul><li>Active social, cultural life: clubs, events, parties, trips, sports, concerts, theater, exhibitions, recitals, public lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Employment opportunities: theater, libraries, Campus Center, Language Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Internship opportunities through BGIA, PIE program </li></ul>
  11. 11. MY PERSONAL GAINS <ul><li>The world opened up. </li></ul><ul><li>Networking skills </li></ul><ul><li>New academic fields (Latin American Art, Creative Writing, …) </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorials with excellent professors </li></ul><ul><li>Friends from all over the world </li></ul><ul><li>Traveling </li></ul><ul><li>Eye-catching CV </li></ul>
  12. 12. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE <ul><li>excellent English speaker (iBT TOEFL score 100/120) next date: Feb 13, Feb 27 </li></ul><ul><li>outstanding student (4.2 GPA) , completed min. 4 semesters </li></ul><ul><li>open-minded </li></ul><ul><li>socially and intellectually active </li></ul><ul><li>intends to contribute to Hungarian society </li></ul><ul><li>has a manifold personality, various interests (volunteering, sports, arts, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>has a positive attitude </li></ul>
  13. 13. LIFE AFTER KELLNER <ul><li>Returning Kellner scholars usually stay active and engage in the fields of diplomacy, politics, journalism, human rights, NGOs, etc. or go for graduate/PhD programs in the US </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore, the Kellner Alumni Society is a good basis for further networking </li></ul>
  14. 14. THE APPLICATION PROCESS <ul><li>The essays </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Statement of Purpose (you, your interests, your previous experience, your goals, how the scholarship would help you achieve these goals) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Essay on a current social issue: e.g. climate change, financial crisis, minorities’ education, globalization, urban planning, international relations, politics, culture, psychology, economics, history, sociology, human rights, or any topic that reflects your sensitivity to social issues and seems relevant these days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NOTE : no academic format, no footnotes, few citations, good argumentation and language, your own opinion and ideas </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. THE APPLICATION PROCESS <ul><li>TOEFL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Required score on the Internet-based Test (iBT): 100/120 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next test dates: Feb 13, Feb 27 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>200 USD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online application at least 7 days before test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Valid for 2 years </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. THE APPLICATION PROCESS <ul><li>Interviews </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 interviews (2 with Kellner Alumni, 1 with the Kellner family) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Statement of Purpose </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Career plans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Essay2 and related topics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creative questions e.g. What would you do, if...? How would you improve …? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How would you contribute to Hungarian society in the future? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. IF YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS... <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] (Bruckner Zoltán, Kellner Alapítvány) </li></ul><ul><li>www.kellner-scholarship.hu </li></ul><ul><li>www.bard.edu (Bard College) </li></ul><ul><li>www.trincoll.edu (Trinity College) </li></ul>

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