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Please note: To ensure all application documentation is received and taken into consideration by our scholarship committee members, please validate that all application process steps below have been completed. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. The deadline to submit all application materials is March 31, 2022. Late submissions will not be accepted. 

Application Process:

Part 1: Application Form Submission

Using the scholarship application link below, please fill out all required fields and attach the requested supplementary documentation. The supplementary documentation must be in PDF format and includes:

  1. Student's current academic transcript (unofficial college transcripts are permitted)

  2. Written essays

a. Please describe your personal and professional goals. (250 words maximum) 

b. Please describe your involvement in and commitment to your community. (500 words maximum) 

c. Please list any interests or areas of research. They may be related to your field(s) of study, themes concerning Bosnia and Herzegovina or the BiH-American diaspora, or connect to BAPA’s mission in other ways. For those applying for the BAPA scholarship, this should relate to your proposed project to be presented at the other forum. (150 words maximum) 

d. Optional: Please explain your financial need or special circumstances, which may include the financial need or special circumstances of your immediate family members. (150 words maximum)

Part 2: Letter of Recommendation

We require one letter of recommendation written independently by an educator, employer, mentor, or community leader who can attest to the students qualifications. The letter must be in PDF format and needs to be sent by the writer to our email account at

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