The Foundation was established in 1993 during the Balkan civil wars of the 1990’s, which devastated the economies in the region. Serbia was especially hard hit as a result of the many years of severe sanctions placed on it by the international community with consequences that continue to this day. Resulting economic constraints seriously limited access to higher education.
A group of prominent Serbian-American founders created and endowed the Studenica Foundation in 1993 with the strong belief that education can be the guiding principle for future recovery, prosperity, peace and stability in the region.
The Foundation provides scholarships for university education and grants for educational, church, and other social and cultural institutions, as well as for humanitarian and other endeavors. It has been a major source of scholarships to Serbian university students (over 2000 scholarships to date, including over 300 for postgraduate studies at leading universities in the USA during the 1990s).
The main goal of the Foundation is to support and promote individual or institutional efforts toward restoring and creating better educational opportunities that can benefit Serbian students and ultimately their country and the world at large.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR ACADEMIC 2019/2020. HAS NOW ENDED
SEE THE WINNERS OF 2019/2020 SCHOLARSHIP HERE
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Keep in mind that only successful applicants will be asked to show the necessary documentation such as two letters of reference, certificates and other relevant documents when signing the scholarship contract. Find out more about the application criteria and necessary documentation here
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The Foundation bears the esteemed and well known name of Studenica in honor of the illustrious Studenica monastery in Serbia, which dates back to 1196 and was a beacon of education for the Serbian people throughout its history. The Monastery has blessed and granted special permission to our Foundation to use the name of the Monastery as well as its unique Studenica Cross. More >>