UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Congratulations to our second GBE Foundation university scholarship winner

CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

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TOMÁŠ LAKOŠTÍK

Gymnázium Š. Moyzesa in Ružomberok, Slovakia

  • 4.0 unweighted GPA

  • Entrepreneur and freelancer – owns his film production business 

  • Winner of several national film competitions 

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JANA MALACHOVSKÁ

Gymnázium Terézie Vansovej in Stará Ľubovňa, Slovakia

  • 4.0 unweighted GPA - very active in the community, very hard working

  • Member of Youth Parliament, Red Cross, president of student council

  • Talented runner 

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DANIEL MUCHA

Gymnázium sv. Františka z Assisi in Vranov nad Topľou, Slovakia

  • Member of Divé Maky – org supporting talented Roma children

  • Creative student interested in arts – plays guitar, dance, drama club

  • Tutor for local children

 
 
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TIMOTEJ KOPČA

Senior and full scholarship recipient at LEAF Academy, a top boarding school in Slovakia. In addition to LEAF, concurrently studies at Gymnazium Milana Rúfusa in Žiar to also earn a local diploma. Timotej is heading to a university in the United States or Netherlands.

  • 4.0 GPA 

  • Mountaineering and rock-climbing enthusiast

  • Environmental activist - founded a local NGO NEuTEC

PREVIOUS WINNERS

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SÁRA FIDESOVÁ

Gymnázium Š. Moyzesa in Ružomberok, Slovakia

2020/2021 at La Lumiere High School in La Porte, IN

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

  • 3.83 unweighted GPA; wants to be a teacher

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

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JANKA PLEŠKOVÁ

Gymnázium Mikuláša Kováča in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia

2020/2021 at Rockingham County High School in Reidsville, NC

  • Roma Education Fund (REF) scholarship recipient

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

  • Loves writing - published author in a poetry series

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NINA SEMJANOVÁ

Gymnázium Pavla Horova in Michalovce, Slovakia


2020/2021 at Shining Light Academy in Greensboro, NC

  • 4.00 unweighted GPA with a strong interest in computer science

  • Working on projects in virtual reality and robotics

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

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ROBIN BOŠKO

Gymnázium Terézie Vansovej High School in Stará Ľubovňa, Slovakia

2019/2020 at La Lumiere High School in La Porte, IN

  • ​One of the best BMX Freestyle riders in Slovakia

  • Excellent English, studied at English bilingual school for 1 year

  • Loves animals and environment – has a pet python at home

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VIKTÓRIA KUBISOVÁ

Gymnázium Terézie Vansovej High School in Stará Ľubovňa, Slovakia

2019/2020 at Rockingham County High School in Reedsville, NC

  • University Scholarship Winner

  • Teaches English to kindergarten students

  • Plays piano, ukulele

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ADAM LAZÍK

Gymnázium Š. Moyzesa High School in Ružomberok, Slovakia

2019/2020 at Elsie Allen High School in Santa Rosa, CA

  • Excellent, hard-working student with strong interest in physics, math and IT

  • 97 unweighted GPA

  • Interested in IT and science entrepreneurship

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ALEX SEMAŇÁKOVÁ

Gymnázium P.O. Hviezdoslava High School in Kežmarok

2018/2019 at Richard King High School in Corpus Christi, TX

  • Worked in a bookstore – loves reading, drama and arts

  • Plays piano, guitar, ukulele, violin; sings in a choir

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DOROTA MORAVČÍKOVÁ

Gymnázium High School in Ružomberok


2018/2019 at Iowa High School in Lake Charles, LA

  • Participated at European and advanced to World Championships in dance

  • Interested in languages and creative writing

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KRISTÍNA CINOVÁ

French bilingual Gymnázium High School M.R. Štefánika, Košice


2018/2019 at Mercy High School in Burlingame, CA

  • Speaks or knows basics of English, French, Hungarian, Russian, Roma and Slovak

  • Recipient of the Roma Education Fund scholarship

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MATEJ UHRIN

Gymnázium High School in Ružomberok


2017/2018 at LaGrange High School in Lake Charles, LA

  • President of Slovak Alliance of High School Students

  • Participated in student politics such as Model United Nations and Model European Parliament

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SILVESTER LORENČÍK

Gymnázium P.O. Hviezdoslava High School in Kežmarok, Slovakia


2017/2018 at Prarie View High School in La Cygne, KS

  • First person within his family on a college path

  • A talent for languages: learned the basics of six, and mastered four languages

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PETRA SEJKOVÁ

Gymnazium Dominika Tatarku High School in Poprad, Slovakia


2017/2018 at Kents Hill School in Augusta, ME

  • Graduated with a 4.2 GPA (weighted)

  • Started actively drawing and painting in the US

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LUCIA NOVOTNÁ

Gymnázium High School in Ružomberok, Slovakia


2016/2017 at Ashland High School in Ashland, WI

  • Studying graphic design at university in Czech Republic

  • Participated with her high school team at World School U18 Championship Basketball in Limoges, France

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ADAM BRČEK

Gymnázium High School in Ružomberok


2016/2017 at Paisley High School in Paisley, OR

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PATRIK KURILLA

Gymnázium High School in Ružomberok


2015/2016 at Carolina Friends School in Durham, NC

  • Pursuing an International Business & Management Degree in the Netherlands

  • Completed a 6 month internship at a biopharmaceutical company Amgen, where he was subsequently hired for 4 months

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MARTIN LUPTÁK

Gymnázium High School in Ružomberok


2015/2016 at Mesa Verde High School in Sacramento, CA

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ZUZANA SLEZIAKOVÁ

Gymnázium High School in Ružomberok


2009/2010 at Riverside High School in Durham, NC

  • Earned a Double master’s degree from CEMS at The University of Economics in Prague and International Management at Wirtschaftsuniversität in Vienna (2017)

  • Strategy intern at Adidas Hong Kong (2017)

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TERÉZIA JAROŠOVÁ

Gymnázium High School in Ružomberok


2008/2009 at Ashland High School in Ashland, WI

  • Bachelor’s degree at The Hague University, amongst top 5% of the class

  • Most recently earned a Master’s degree in International Business at Krems University, Austria

  • Since 2014 working at Neulogy Ventures

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ZUZANA PETROVÁ

Gymnázium High School in Ružomberok


2007/2008 at Northern High School in Durham, NC

  • Had top GPA in class in high school

  • Master’s degree in Law from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia (2014), graduated in top 5%

  • Most recently earned Juris Doctor in Law from Comenius University (2017)