A Record 18 Bitove Macedonian Scholarships Distributed

UMD is pleased to share this special announcement from the Canadian Charity Nova Generation:

It’s been a unique, yet busy couple of years for Nova Generation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We are pleased to inform you all that fundraising for Nova Generation has not slowed. For this, we would like to thank you for your ongoing generous donations which allow us to support so many young, talented rising stars in the Macedonian diaspora.

We are excited to fill you in on the 2021 Bitove Scholarship recipients. It appears the interest and need for a Macedonian-focused scholarship is continuing to grow year after year, with demand being higher than ever before. Last year, we received our largest number of applicants to date and distributed a record 18 scholarships!

The recipients of the 2021 Bitove Scholarship are made up of driven and proud Macedonians who have high ambitions in the fields of law, business, medical studies, social sciences, and political sciences. Ranging from full-fledged graduate students to those who are excited to take their first steps in post-secondary education, we are confident that the 2021 Bitove Scholarship recipients represent the next generation of Macedonian leaders.

Owing large thanks to the Bitove Foundation, we are very proud to be a small part of the big success of these students by administering the Bitove Scholarship, named after our dear friend and the late John L. N. Bitove, C.M. who served as a pillar in the global Macedonian community.

We are thrilled with last year’s group of recipients and are excited to administer the next round over the coming months. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions, concerns, or suggestions for future scholarship rounds or essay questions you would like to see included.

If you would like to get involved in Nova Generation’s youth programs, please contact us.

Congratulations to our recipients!

2021 Bitove Macedonian Scholarship Recipients

Christian Andonoff
York University
Schulich School of Business – Masters of Management

Izabela Barakovska
University of Western Australia
Political Science and International Relations, Minor in Management

Tiffany Farrugia
Western University
Faculty of Law (JD)

Alexa Glamcevski
University of Toronto
International Relations

Angela Josifova
Wilfrid Laurier University

Anja Nikolova
University of Pennsylvania – Wharton School
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Evan Nitchov
Queen’s University
Political Studies

Nicholas Nocevski
Miami University
Biomedical Engineering

Anastasija Petrovska
Stony Brook University
Philosophy, and Psychology

Elena Petrovska
Adelphi University
Derner School of Psychology – PhD Candidate

Joe Rajcevski
Michigan State University
Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy, Minor in Business

Ivana Ristova
Georgian College
Project Management

Christian Rostankovski
University of Toronto
Master of Biotechnology

Jana Savevska
York University
Osgoode Hall Law School (JD)

Slobodanka (Danche) Smilkova
Northwestern University
Computer Engineering & Kellogg Certificate in Managerial Analytics

Yavuz Selim Topbas
Carleton University
Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management, International Policy Studies (International Relations & Conflict)

Nikola Trajanovski
Iowa Central Community College
Computer Science

Hristina Veljanovska
University of Toronto
Political Science and Criminology Major, French Minor

Click Here for the Bitove Scholarship Recipients’ Biographies

Click Here for the Bitove Scholarship Application Process

We are thrilled with these recipients and are looking to distribute the next round of scholarships throughout this fall. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions, concerns, or suggestions for future scholarship rounds or essay questions you would like to see included.

Thank you again for your continued support over the years and into this transition with Nova Generation.

A special thanks to Alex Karapanchev, a past recipient of the Bitove Scholarship, who served on our Board till Spring 2022, Wouter Germans who served on the Board till Fall 2021, and Natasha Denkovski, who currently manages Nova Generation’s finances and distribution of scholarship funds.

It is an honour to be trusted with helping part of Mr. Bitove’s legacy live on.


Kristina, Luka, and Mary
The Nova Generation Board

Donations to Nova Generation can be made by clicking here.