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Jan Figala

Our scholarship holder 2012 – 2015


Imperial College London

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I come from Ostrava, where I have lived all my life. I completed my eight-year studies at the Wichterle High School with final exams and straight A’s, which enabled me to continue my education at the prestigious Imperial College London. While still a high school student, I was a regular participant in specialised ‘Olympics’ and other competitions. This extra work afforded me a wealth of new knowledge and experience and, perhaps more importantly, it helped me to better understand my abilities and limits, and what I want to pursue in the future. I was always fondest of mathematics and physics, so I eventually chose one of the most demanding engineering subjects, Aeronautical Engineering. I wish to use this opportunity to thank The Kellner Family Foundation for making it possible for me to study this subject through its financial support.


Wichterle High School, Ostrava-Poruba (graduated in 2012)


Imperial College London, Aeronautical Engineering



Optimize my time management when studying and working in order to manage sports as well. Develop my - primarily intellectual - potential as much as possible and use it with a view to enriching myself as well as people around me, and society at large.


Sports (floorball, cycling, fitness), foreign languages, science and technology, global economics and politics

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