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Stories

Student Josef Hazi: At the beginning there was a dream, which then became reality.
Josef Hazi comes from Cheb, where he graduated from the local grammar school. Successes in a mathematics competition launched him abroad. When he heard a friend in his year at school saying that he wanted to go to Oxford University, he thought the notion completely unrealistic. He himself is currently completing master’s research into material technology at Oxford. He did his best to study at his dream university and, as a talented grammar school graduate, obtained a grant from The Kellner Family Foundation.

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Student Jolana Venenyová: Students gain more real life experience when abroad.
Jolana Venenyová never dreamt of studying abroad while she was at elementary school. That changed when she passed the Open Gate admission tests and obtained her first grant from The Kellner Family Foundation. Then she wanted to continue her studies in English, and so set out for the university in Dundee, Scotland, again with funding from the Foundation. Today, this bachelor in Political Science and International Relations is in a master’ program at Oxford University, where she had been for a summer program.

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Student Jakub Musil: Few Czechs take humanities abroad.
When a new staging of Leoš Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen was being prepared in London, the conductor chose him to teach the proper pronunciation of Czech dialects. The same year, Jakub Musil took part in a dialect research project at the Isle of Islay. The Open Gate graduate now lives linguistics, studying the field at the University of Edinburgh. In addition, he volunteers, helps organize culture festivals, and is working on a screenplay in Gaelic for a movie competition. “I am independent abroad, but only to an extent,” says the successful student. “I would have none of that without the support from The Kellner Family Foundation.”

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Student Dominika Kourilova: Bullied at school, taking care of four brothers at home. Now, she graduates from a prestigious school and lands a job of dreams.
She found support in her grandma and grandpa, the only people who believed that she was not dumb and could make it in the world. The turnaround came when she was thirteen. Her grandparents learned of the Open Gate Grammar School and drove her to Babice near Prague for the admissions tests. Despite all the naysayers, the schoolgirl from the small village of Luka nad Jihlavou passed the challenging tests, and thanks to grants from the Kellner Family Foundation, started to attend the prestigious grammar school.

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Student Daniel Andrle: We Have One Attempt at an Exam, Says a Czech Studying in Scotland.
Among the grantees, the most popular universities include those in the UK, in the Czech Republic, and in the US. This year, the 60 grantees include students from Prague, from the Vysočina Region, and also from the Ústí nad Labem Region. One of the new grantees is also a student named Daniel Andrle from Děčín.

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