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2021/22 GBE FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Congratulations to our new class of GBE Foundation scholarship winners. They are an interesting group with very different backgrounds and interests. Click below to read our scholarship winner profiles:

  • Tomáš Lakoštík – Gymnázium Š. Moyzesa in Ružomberok, Slovakia

  • Jana Malachovská – Gymnázium Terézie Vansovej in Stará Ľubovňa, Slovakia

  • Daniel Mucha – Gymnázium sv. Františka z Assisi in Vranov nad Topľou, Slovakia

2021/22 GBE FOUNDATION UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

Congratulations to our second GBE Foundation university scholarship winner!


Timotej Kopča – Senior and full scholarship recipient at LEAF Academy, AP curriculum top boarding school in Bernolákovo, Slovakia. Besides international diploma from LEAF, concurrently studies at Gymnazium Milana Rúfusa in Žiar to also earn a local diploma.

2020/21 GBE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Congratulations to our new class of GBE Foundation scholarship winners. They are an interesting group with very different backgrounds and interests.

Sára Fidesová – La Lumiere High School in La Porte, Indiana

  • 18 years old

  • Gymnázium Š. Moyzesa in Ružomberok, Slovakia

  • Native of Liptovská Lúžna, small village in northern Slovakia

  • One of the best karate competitors in Slovakia. Also teaches kids karate

  • Enjoys sports – also does gymnastics, swimming, skiing

  • Loves music - plays clarinet in an orchestra and occasionally also drums

  • Excellent English, learned English through American movies

  • 3.83 unweighted GPA; wants to be a teacher

  • Father is a train conductor, mother is a cook at an elementary school


Janka Plešková – Rockingham County High School, North Carolina

  • 17 years old

  • Sophomore at Gymnázium Mikuláša Kováča in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia Studies in a bilingual Spanish immersion section at her high school

  • Multi-talented and creative - very active in the community

  • Roma Education Fund (REF) scholarship recipient

  • Member of Divé Maky – organization supporting talented Roma children

  • Works with adopted Roma children – subject of a TV documentary

  • Loves writing - published author in a poetry series

  • Talented actress – plays in a professional theater Bábkové divadlo na rázcestí 

  • Father is a forklift driver in Czech Republic; mother is a tailor at a factory


Nina Semjanová – heading to a high school in Phoenix, Arizona

  • 17 years old

  • Gymnázium Pavla Horova in Michalovce, Slovakia

  • From Michalovce, small town in eastern Slovakia

  • 4.00 unweighted GPA

  • Excellent, hard-working student with a strong interest in computer science

  • Working on projects in virtual reality and robotics

  • Enjoys art and sports – drawing, dancing, hiking, skiing

  • Works part-time at family’s bed & breakfast

  • Father owns a bed & breakfast; mother co-owns a small logistics company

2020/21 GBE FOUNDATION UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

Congratulations to our first ever GBE Foundation university scholarship winner!

Viktória Kubisová – studying life sciences at HAN University of Applied Sciences in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

  • 19 years old

  • Native of Podolínec, small town in northeastern Slovakia

  • Gymnázium Terézie Vansovej High School in Stará Ľubovňa, Slovakia

  • Recipient of the 2019/20 GBE Foundation high school scholarship

  • Multi-talented, very active in the community

  • Loves reading and writing - wrote for student newspaper, writes poems

  • Likes sports, taught English to kindergarten students

  • Plays piano, ukulele

  • Interested in chemistry and biology – wants to become a doctor or a scientist

  • Youngest of 5 children. Parents are retired; brother is mentally handicapped

CHECK IT OUT: OUR FIRST ONLINE AUCTION

Though we were not able to hold our Annual Benefit Dinner Sausalito, CA this year, we're excited to be having our first ever online silent auction:

https://www.biddingforgood.com/GBEFoundation/onlineauction


Thank you for your continued support! 

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