Since it was founded in 1993, the Studenica Foundation has been providing scholarships to young talented students in Serbia and the region. Each year, we award between 30 and 40 scholarships, valued at $ 40,000 - $ 60,000.
Our scholarship recipient fellows join our alumni network and participate in the realization of our projects aimed at developing education and contributing to the encouragement and expansion of science, culture, art and philanthropy. They are talented, ambitious and hardworking students and graduates who achieve great success. In addition, they are and continue to be very engaged in their local communities.
The alumni of our Foundation are successful people, often at the top of their respective fields. By connecting alumni and scholarship recipients, we empower young people and give them the opportunity to move forward. Education becomes their tool to improve our society, and to secure a better future for all of us.
Since 2016, when a program was established for Belgrade elementary school students to participate in chess, our Foundation has supported and encouraged girls' interest in chess.
Scientific research has shown that chess increases the intellectual, moral and emotional capabilities of children. We have provided girls in elementary school in Serbia, through collaborations with the Dolphin Chess Club, financing for chess equipment and competition awards. We thereby contribute to the intellectual, cognitive, moral and spiritual development of girls in Serbia.
It is also our contribution to promoting gender equality, because chess in Serbia is targeted more to boys than girls. Tournaments are held every March 8th on International Women's Day, called "CHESS LADIES", or "CHESS QUEENS", aimed at girls from 7 to 14 years old. We support the tournaments through collaboration with the Dolphin Chess Club.
Scholarships for Students in the Regions Outside of Serbia
Since its founding, the Studenica Foundation has awarded scholarships to students from Montenegro and Bosnia andHerzegovina, and since 2010, in partnership with the Serbian Business Association "Privrednik" in Zagreb, has been awarding scholarships to Serbian students in Croatia.
We have contributed to the program called “For Youth, For Our Future”, which supports the education of gifted students and students who need financial support, which is the main activity of this organization, whose values we share.
Award of scholarships to students from Republika Srpska Students with Republika Srpska Prime Minister Zeljka Cvijanovic and Studenica Foundation Representative Jelena Sterdjevic
Expansion of our regional program began in 2019/2020. This year the scholarship competition was announced in Croatia and Republika Srpska. Only candidates who applied for the competition in Republika Srpska fulfilled the application requirements and two of them received scholarships from our Foundation for 2019/2020.