Applications are now open for this fall’s Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship – a full scholarship for students from Hungary to participate in The Fund for American Studies‘ Capital Semester program in Washington DC focusing on economics and public policy.

Call for Applications: Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship - Fall

Application Deadline: May 1, 2018

Applications are now open for this fall’s Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship – a full scholarship for students from Hungary to participate in The Fund for American Studies‘ Capital Semester program in Washington DC focusing on economics and public policy.

The 15 week program includes an internship placement in Washington DC, academic credit from George Mason University, housing in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC a variety of guest lectures and briefings, as well as opportunities for professional development and networking.

The scholarship covers full tuition and a living stipend for the duration of the program. The application deadline is May 1, 2018.

Live, Learn, Intern in Washington DC

The Capital Semester on Leadership and the American Presidency (LTAP) held from August 22 – December 8, 2018 in Washington, DC is a fall semester program offered by The Fund for American Studies in conjunction with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. It will help you define and strengthen your leadership skills and learn lessons from the American Presidency, all while giving you an insider’s view of Washington.

LIVE: Housing in historic furnished apartments in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, the oldest residential neighborhood in DC. Just blocks from the US Capitol, the Library of Congress, and the Supreme Court.

LEARN: Academic courses in international economics and government with academic credit (12 credits) through George Mason University. GMU was recently named one of the top 100 research universities in the U.S. by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Classes are held in state-of-the-art facilities at George Mason University’s Arlington campus, conveniently located just four Metro stops away from student housing.

INTERN: Internships for approximately 30 hours per week with public policy groups, non profit organizations, and think tanks throughout the Washington area. Each site is accessible to public transportation, making it easy to get from home to work to class and back again.

CONNECT: Site briefings at key Washington institutions, guest lectures featuring policy experts, networking events with experts in journalism, business, public policy, international affairs and the nonprofit sector who engage students in weekly dialogues held on campus and at locations such as the World Bank and Capitol Hill.

Scholarship and Application Information

The opportunity is open for young Hungarian citizens currently enrolled at a Hungarian university or recent graduates, for students pursuing or having just completed Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees.

The Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship, through the support of the Hungary Initiatives Foundation is a full scholarship covering program tuition and housing, health insurance and living stipend to go toward meals and personal expenses while in the United States. 

All students must complete the online application available at application deadline for Hungarian students is May 1, 2018.

Questions regarding the programs or the application process may be directed Mary Stankus, Recruitment and Admissions Director, at DVewtuarsL2cZbXN0YW5rdXNAdGZhcy5vcmc= or 202-986-0384.

Special Requirements for Hungarian Students

Hungarian students accepted into the program under the scholarship will be required to complete supplementary reading prior to their arrival and participate in extracurricular discussions focusing American government and the history of Hungarian-American relations.

Upon the successful completion of the program, Hungarian program participants will be matched with a mentor in Hungary to help guide their future professional pursuits.

The scholarship is named after former Hungarian prime minister, finance minister, and member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Széll Kálmán, whose governing philosophy and motto was “law, rights and truth.”