They are Ágnes Tatár, who will study for the Unitarian ministry at the Theological Seminary in Kolozsver (Cluj-Napoca); Péter Oláh-Kátai, who will study electrical engineering at Sapientia University in Marosvásárhely (Târgu-Mures); and Klementina “Tina” Szöcs-Trinfa, who will study to be a physician at the University of Medicine, also in Marosvásárhely.
All three are members of our partner congregation, the Unitarian Church of Barót. Our Partner Church Committee has awarded them scholarships of $500 each for the 2016-2017 academic year.
In Romania, students must take special entrance tests for each university, and the three students completed their exams in July. Tina took exams for both medicine and for chemical engineering, receiving excellent scores in both. She chose medicine and hopes to become a neurologist or pathologist to try to find a cure for diseases like multiple sclerosis.
In her scholarship application, Ágnes expressed hope that as a Unitarian minister, she will be able “to help the development of local communities and strengthen their feeling of belonging to one happy and positive community, to make them more open towards change, to help the creation of new relationships and at the same time, nurture the old ones.” She wrote that Rev. Alpar Kiss, Barót’s minister, inspired her to enter the ministry.
Both Ágnes and Tina visited Summit in 2013 with a group from Barót.