MOME awards its outstanding talents for the second time

Date: 2022.02.07
75 students have applied for the Stefan Lengyel Excellence Scholarship announced for the second time, and once again, 16 of them will receive a monthly grant of HUF 150,000 each for one semester at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. The winning entries will be available for viewing to the general public within a few months.

The Stefan Lengyel Scholarship of Excellence, a completely unique student grant initiative in the history of the university, was established by the Foundation for Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in 2020. In addition to delivering a material reward to outstanding talents, it also places major focus on advancing the industry competences and practical experience of students. 

Student works completed during the semester are automatically included in the Excellence Scholarship programme. Qualifiers are voted into the first round by students and professors, and following a pre-screening, the winners are selected by a jury of university leaders and external specialists. This year, the jury was joined by CEO of Market Építő Zrt. Sándor Scheer, Chief Editor of Octogon Magazine József Martinkó and design strategist Dávid Holló among others, and its work was supported by the eponym of the programme, Professor Emeritus Stefan Lengyel, contributing his long years of professional experience.

Also this semester, the subjects of the entries varied widely, with ecological sustainability and responses to various social issues featuring prominently among the winning entries. 

In his speech delivered at the reveal of the winners ceremony, Professor Emeritus Stefan Lengyel highlighted the importance of knowledge exchange between the departments, given the need for the various fields to support each other. He believes the Excellence Scholarship presents an ideal opportunity for this, as it encourages not just students but also professors to gain a deeper insight into the achievements of other disciplines. 

“The Stefan Lengyel Excellence Scholarship is an excellent opportunity for creating visibility around the best and most intriguing accomplishments within MOME among the general public”, said Gergely Böszörményi-Nagy, President of MOME Foundation. 

A two-week exhibition in autumn 2022 is planned to present the winning entries of the first three semesters.

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