Vekich Scholarship

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is pleased to announce the Vekich Scholarship, an award for students of South Slavic languages. Up to five Vekich Scholars are named annually from among current UIUC students in the spring, following a simple essay competition. The scholarship will provide language-course materials for Bosnian/Croatian/ Serbian (BCS 101-102, 201-202, or 301-302) the following academic year. In addition Vekich Scholars will be eligible to apply for fellowship support (up to two awards, $500 each) toward subsequent summer language study in the U.S., Bosnia, Croatia, or Serbia.


For the academic year 20182019, two to three Vekich Scholars will be named. The scholarship will cover the cost of Bosnia/Croatian/Serbian language course texts and materials for the following academic year. In addition, Vekich Scholars will be eligible to apply for fellowship support toward a summer language program to continue their studies in the U.S. or Bosnia, Croatia, or Serbia in the summer of 2019. Submissions to the Vekich Scholarship competition are now being accepted. The only requirement for application is that you commit to studying Bosnian, Croatian, or Serbian for the next academic year.

Competition Guidelines: Submit a 2-3 page (double
spaced) essay that addresses an aspect of Bosnian, Croatian, or Serbian history or culture that you consider to be of significant interest to our contemporary world. Please include a cover sheet that lists your contact information (name, campus and home address, and email address), and email your essay to Dr. Judith Pintar, The submission deadline is April 15, 2018.

Winners will be announced at the
annual Slavic Department Talent Show taking place in Newman Hall, at 7 pm on Friday, Apr 20.


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