UMD’s goal is to invest heavily in our Diaspora’s human resources, educating our communities and inspiring our youth to remain committed to their heritage, meet their civic responsibilities, and explore careers in public policy, government, media, among others.
The UMD John L. N. Bitove, C.M. Macedonian Heritage Scholarship Program provides merit-based scholarships for young and promising students in the Macedonian Diaspora pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in the U.S., Australia, Canada, or Europe. In 2010, the scholarship was named after John L. N. Bitove, C.M. – a prominent businessman, member of the Order of Canada, staunch philanthropist, and a long time supporter, activist and pillar within the Macedonian Community.
UMD will award up to four scholarships annually, two in the amount of $2,000 each and two in the amount of $1,500 each for full-time undergraduate and graduate students at an accredited American, Australian, Canadian, or European college or university.
For more information on the scholarship criteria and how to apply, e-mail [email protected]
The UMD offers internships throughout the year at its office in Washington, D.C. The internship program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in Macedonia and Southeast Europe. The internship can serve as an effective means to introduce and advance a future career in foreign policy, journalism, public relations, human rights, advocacy, government, or the non-profit sector.
To learn more about the internship program and how to apply, please click HERE.
Please check back to the “Student Center” section soon for resources devoted to student advocacy on campus and throughout our communities. At times, the UMD may coordinate and help you to present Macedonian issues to your campus. If you are interested in setting up a Macedonian club on your campus, please let us know and we can help. Please call us at (202) 350-9798 or e-mail us at [email protected]
UMD maintains a database of Macedonians who attend college or university outside Macedonia. To help us maintain a more comprehensive list, please fill out the form below and we will contact you on ways to get involved.