Today, the Bakala Foundation launched what is the ninth year of its Scholarship Program. Several millions of crowns will be granted to the most talented students who wish to complete their bachelor’s or master’s degrees at some of the world’s most prestigious universities.
Thanks to Zdenek and Michaela Bakala, today one will find Czech students at seven prestigious American universities, ten such universities in Great Britain, one in the Netherlands, and one in Israel. Over the past nine years, the Bakala Foundation has helped to support 129 Czech students through its Scholarship Program. In the current academic year, forty-three students are receiving financial aid from the Bakala Foundation – sixteen of them received their first scholarship money in 2017, the others are continuing the studies they started in previous years. The majority of these students – 52% – have chosen a field in either the natural or the applied sciences. The social sciences and humanities are the field of choice for 44% of the scholarship recipients. The arts and associated fields have thus far been chosen by 4% of the successful scholarship applicants.
Interested students must use the electronic form on the www.bakalafoundation.org website to apply. The application may be submitted starting today; the final deadline is April 30, 2018.
The scholarship recipients are chosen through a two-round selection process. During the first round, the panel selects the students who have submitted the best applications and invites them to a personal interview. The interviews will be conducted in Prague during the month of September and the final scholarship recipients will be selected.