In its 25th anniversary year, the English College in Prague (ECP) is delighted to announce that its Czech Patron, Karel Schwarzenberg, has agreed to the use of his name in connection with a new Schwarzenberg Scholarship. Mr Schwarzenberg is also supporting the scholarship financially.
It will enable a Czech student to attend the final four years at the English College in Prague. The scholarship is to attract a student who might not ordinarily be able to attend the College without a scholarship. Suitability criteria will include the likelihood of significant improvement in the student’s life chances and in comparative academic success.
Headmaster of the English College in Prague, Dr Nigel Brown, said: “The Schwarzenberg Scholarship is an important addition to the ECP Scholarship Programme. We have been celebrating our two Founder Patrons, HRH The Prince of Wales and President Václav Havel, by enabling young people to benefit from an education at the ECP thanks to scholarships in their names. Now we are able to add a third scholarship named after our current Czech Patron, Mr Schwarzenberg. It is an excellent development during our 25th anniversary year.”
The application deadline is 3rd April 2020.
In addition, ECP students Alfred Byrne, David Jehlička, Julie Weissová and Selma Kaymakci have recently visited Mr Schwarzenberg. They recorded the interview they held with him and felt inspired by the conversation. Among other things, they asked the ECP patron about his support for student scholarships at the College. The students felt very privileged to have the opportunity to speak informally with Mr Schwarzenberg.