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.
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.
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.