Agota M. Bardos Award

Agota M. Bardos Award

The Agota M. Bardos Award is given to students in recognition for achievement in their community and the arts. Finalists embody the life and values of Agota Bardos by demonstrating their commitment to visual arts or music, academic rigor, and community or family service. As with all Bardos Foundation grants, immigration history and financial need play a central role in awards.


  • Immigrants currently residing in the United States.
  • Students in their final year of high school or students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program within the past 6 months.
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About Agota Bardos

Agota (Agi) Bardos was a woman of active faith and fearless conviction. Bright, disciplined, hardworking, organized, and outspoken, she always thought of others first. Agi not only raised ten children but she also opened her heart and home to many who needed it. A devout Catholic and a Secular Franciscan, she was a very nurturing, holy, and loving example to everyone she encountered. Agi loved to garden, sew, paint, knit, crochet, pray, sing, and play the piano. An excellent cook, and ahead of her time, she must have made tens of thousands of healthy meals for her large family. She passed away from cancer in January of 2007.

Selection Process

  • Feb 1: Applications open
  • May 1: Applications close
  • May 15: Finalists notified
  • June 1: Finalist response deadline
  • June 15: Winners announced

Selection Criteria

The Foundation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its grant decisions or operations. The Foundation considers a multitude of factors when making awards including GPA, ACT/SAT test scores, family financial situation, community/extracurricular involement, candidate's personal statement, and academic course load.

Student Award Details

  • $1000 one-time payment
  • 4 total winners per application cycle
  • Awards are issued in recognition of past achievements and not restricted to finance any particular activities (award winners may use the funds in any manner which they see fit).
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