UMD Bitove Scholarship Application
The United Macedonian Diaspora is pleased to announce its scholarship program to assist young Macedonians pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree outside of Macedonia.

UMD awards scholarships to outstanding students in a variety of academic disciplines at accredited colleges or universities outside of Macedonia. Scholarships range from $1,000-$2,000.

Who is eligible?

• Those enrolled, full-time undergraduate students in good standing at an accredited college or university outside of Macedonia;
• Those who submit this completed application, along with all necessary documents;
• And students in their last year of high school, provided they have been accepted into a university or college and also submit proof of their acceptance and enrollment.

Candidates must present documentation to UMD verifying the eligibility criteria. The selection will be based on merit.
Scholarship applicants and winners can and are encouraged to reapply in subsequent years.

Essay: UMD requests an essay, no more than 800 words combining following topics:

- As a young individual, please tell us what your Macedonian heritage means to you in the context of wider society. How have your ethnic cultural values been affected by the society in which you live?
- What role have your parents, grandparents, or other family members played in making you the person you are today?

Please Note: The essays of the scholarship recipients will be published in UMD publications. We highly recommended proofreading before submitting for grammatical and spelling errors.

How to Apply

Please read the following instructions carefully. Submit this form and e-mail a PDF of the following documents to students@umdiaspora.org, or mail hard copies of the following documents to the below address no later than February 15, 2019.

United Macedonian Diaspora
1510 H Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20005

1. MOST RECENT OFFICIAL or UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT
2. LIST OF EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND/OR AWARDS
3. ESSAY
4. CV/RESUME

Upon acceptance of application, the UMD Bitove Scholarship Selection Committee will evaluate the applications and will determine the best candidate to receive the scholarship. UMD will mail a check directly to the college or university.

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I hereby certify, acknowledge and agree as follows: 1. To the best of my knowledge and belief, the information I have provided in this application and my supporting documents are true and correct. 2. I have not knowingly withheld any facts or circumstances that could mislead theUnited Macedonian Diaspora. 3. By submitting this application, I am giving my approval for the United MacedonianDiaspora to verify all information I have provided to United Macedonian Diaspora and, when requested, I will fully cooperate with UMD in this endeavor. 4. I understand it is my responsibility to ensure that my application and all supporting documents are (i) clearly marked with my name (ii) submitted to United MacedonianDiaspora (Canada). 5. I understand and agree that (i) the scholarship decision is solely made by UnitedMacedonian Diaspora at its absolute discretion, (ii) such decision shall be deemed final, and (iii) such decision shall not be subject to further review, reconsideration, challenge or appeal. 6. I agree to actively participate in sharing my collegiate experience with the UnitedMacedonian Diaspora community via blogs, conference, UMD Voice, and forum participation. *
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