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Students eligible for grants

Do you want to study at your dream school but have limited finances? Then the Universities project is here for you. The Kellner Family Foundation donates funds for university studies to extremely talented young people, whether they study medicine, economics or art. Graduates of any high school in the Czech Republic may apply.

The selection of grantees is based primarily on academic results, but also on extracurricular activities and the way the student tries to make the world a better place – such as working for charities or even pursuing their own philanthropic projects. The student’s socio-economic status, meaning the family’s income, is another criterion.

The Foundation primarily provides grants to students at international universities throughout their bachelor’s degree programs. Grants to study at Czech universities are usually awarded to students from children’s homes and other heavily disadvantaged socio-economic environments. 

The grant is for one year at school, and grantees must reapply each year. If they keep up their excellent academic results, and if their financial situation remains the same, the Foundation will always continue to support them. Grantees use the grants to cover not just the school fees but also living costs like rent, books, travel, etc.

Students also often raise funds from multiple sources, in particular when they choose a university with high school fees. Exclusive support is not required.

The grantees undertake in the grant agreement to give back to Czech society the experience gained from completing their studies in return for the funds used to finance their education. Specifically, the obligation for the grantees is as follows: Over a period of 15 years from completing their studies, they shall live and work in the Czech Republic for at least three years. If a grantee chooses not to deliver on this obligation, they shall refund the full amount of the grant to the Foundation within 15 years from completing their studies.

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