Why do we support education? Education changes our lives, through education we can achieve wisdom, freedom and can accept more responsibilities. Study abroad requires greater dedication and resources, but it also reveals new horizons. My husband, Zdeněk, departed from communist ruled Czechoslovakia while he was nineteen and one of his goals was to get top education in free country. He started at University of California in Berkeley and continued at Dartmouth College. Education became his best investment and today our foundation can support aspiring young people in getting the best education available.

Chairwoman of The Bakala Foundation Board of Trustees


The Bakala Foundation Scholarship provides financial support to high-achieving students who intend to study at a top academic institution abroad. Offered in partnership with Fondation Zdenek et Michaela Bakala, in Switzerland, the scholarship is designed...

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Kaplicky Internship

The Kaplicky Internship is a program providing future and recent architecture graduates from Czech universities an opportunity to spend three months on a paid internship in a prestigious London studio. They have the chance to...

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Zdeněk and Michaela Bakala have donated nearly 75 million Czech crowns through their foundation over the past 10 years, providing funding to more than 50 organizations and individuals across a wide range of fields including...

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Journey: Journalism Bootcamp

Journey: Journalism Bootcamp is an intensive 10-day summer course in journalism designed for both Czech and international students. The next iteration of the Journey program will be held in August 2021 in Prague, Czech Republic....

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