Vekich Scholarship

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is pleased to announce the Vekich Scholarship, an award for students of the South Slavic language region. Vekich Scholars are named annually from among current UIUC students in the spring, following a simple essay competition. The scholarship will be in the form of a $1,000 scholarship (applied to the students' financial account).  

For the academic year 20222023, one to two Vekich Scholars will be named. Submissions to the Vekich Scholarship competition are now being accepted. The only requirement is that the recipient(s) must take one relevant course offered by the Slavic Department, preferably focused on the Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian language region, during the scholarship award period. Recipients must also pledge to serve as a good ambassador for the region and the University of Illinois. 

Competition Guidelines: 1) an essay of 300-500 words explaining the applicant's interest in, and future educational commitment to, the Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian language region. The essay should address how the applicant’s study of the region’s culture, language, and history will contribute to their future educational or career goals. 2) UIUC transcripts. Please include a cover sheet that lists your contact information (name, campus and home address, and email address), and email your essay and transcripts to Prof. Peter Wright, The submission deadline is April 1, 2022.

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