The Hungarian Helicon Foundation is a charitable organization that was established in 1987 with the purpose of supporting Hungarian education.
In light of this mandate, the Foundation established scholarships at the University of Toronto to benefit students of Hungarian origin and/or students whose educational endeavors focus on Hungarian-related topics. The Foundation currently offers three scholarships:
Hungarian Helicon Award - Undergraduate Scholarship at Trinity College, University of Toronto
This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student of Hungarian background, or demonstrating interest and desire to actively participate in the Toronto Hungarian community’s endeavors, who is registered in any undergraduate program at any college at the University of Toronto and who undertakes as part of his/her studies at least two courses in the field of Hungarian or International Studies related to Hungary. The selection is based on the student’s record of academic excellence, including the Hungarian studies portion, and financial need.
Applications should be made to Trinity College, The Bursar, 6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto. Award value is up to $3,000.
Hungarian Helicon Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship at Innis College, University of Toronto
This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student in any college who has successfully completed at least 4.0 full academic courses and is returning to full-time undergraduate studies at U of T. This award is based on financial need, academic merit and an original work which stresses Hungarian themes (i.e. Hungarian cinema, history, literature, urban economics, geography, sociology, environmental issues, etc.).
Applications should be made to Innis College, The Principal, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto. Award value is up to $3,000.
Hungarian Helicon Foundation (Ontario) Graduate Award at the University of Toronto
This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student in either a master’s or doctoral program in any University of Toronto graduate department, who is either pursuing studies in a field related to Hungarian studies or who, as part of their graduate program in another field, undertakes at least two courses in Hungarian or International Studies related to Hungary. The selection is based on the student’s record of academic excellence and financial need.
Applications should be made to the Hungarian Helicon Graduate Award Selection Committee at the School of Graduate Studies, 63 St. George Street, Toronto. Award value is determined annually based on the income of the endowment.
For more information about these scholarships, please contact the University or the registrars of the Colleges listed above, or contact Tamás Gauder, Chairman of the Hungarian Helicon Foundation, at (416) 922-4844.