Tuition prices keep going up every year making college/university more and more expensive.
There are hardly ANY scholarship opportunities available to young Macedonians.
In 2010, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) created the John L. N. Bitove, C.M. Macedonian Heritage Scholarship Fund thanks to the very generous support of The Bitove Foundation with a grant of $50,000.
To date, UMD has given out close to $70,000 in scholarships to 32 students. We are planning on giving out an additional $10,000 in the first quarter of 2019.
32 Macedonian Students of which:
17 Studying in the U.S.
10 Studying in Canada
10 From Macedonia Studying Abroad
1 Studying in France
1 Studying in Serbia
1 Studying in United Kingdom
Merit-based scholarships are given out to students from Macedonia studying at international colleges/universities, as well as students born and raised abroad.
UMD receives more scholarship applications than what we can afford to give out.
We need to invest in our young Macedonians.
With your generous donation today, we can give out even more scholarships.
You can make a huge impact for these young Macedonians.
“Since 2010, the Bitove Foundation has been very excited to partner with UMD in honouring our father and investing in the educational advancement of Macedonian students. These ardent and outstanding students exemplify part of the mandate of the Bitove Foundation to encourage the pursuit of our Macedonian cultural roots and many more generations to take pride in Macedonia,” - Vonna Bitove, daughter of the late Mr. John L. N. Bitove, C.M.
"Many of you know how proud I am of my homeland and my Macedonian heritage. UMD, a leading organization for Macedonians abroad, has over the last 14 years been awarding the Bitove scholarships to students of Macedonian heritage studying at top tier universities globally in recognition of their academic successes and contributions to affirming Macedonian culture and traditions around the world. Yet, to be able to do this UMD fully relies on donors like you. If you have few spare dollars, please consider supporting the next generation of leaders of Macedonian heritage!" - Filip Simeski, 2016 Recipient
"Please consider contributing (even by spreading the word!). This goes a long way towards helping young students pay for their education. Hopefully the program can have an even larger impact in future years!" - Alek Vasilevski, 2014 Recipient
“I was honored to be one of the recipients of the UMD Macedonian Heritage Scholarship. Thank you for supporting Macedonians in the diaspora in achieving their academic aspirations.” – Ana Gicova, 2009 Recipient
"It was an incredible honor to receive the UMD Bitove Scholarship. It has provided me with more motivation to pursue my academic goals.” – Alexander Karapancev, 2010 Recipient
"An amazing thing to be a part of - please donate!" - Natasha Carovska, 2016 Recipient
“The Bitove Scholarship was an opportunity that helped me become who I am today – a successful person and a promising graduate student.” – Filip Petkovski, 2012 Recipient