A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Krajina Scholarship

INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

Krajina Scholarship Information for the Spring Semester 2019

ELIGIBILITY for the Awards:

International Christian Ministries (ICM) in cooperation with the Serb National Federation (SNF) award up to 15 Scholarships to applicants who are undergraduate students at community colleges or universities. Applicant or at least one of his/her parents must be a refugee or descendent from the Republic of Croatia (Krajina region) from one of the following municipalities: Benkovac, Vojnic, Vrginmost, Glina, Gracac, Dvor, Donji Lapac, Drnis, Knin, Korenica, Kostajnica, Krnjak, Obrovac, Petrinja, Plaski, Slunj, Zadar, Caprag, Grubisno Polje, Daruvar, Okucani, Pakrac, Slatina, Beli, Manastir, Vukovar, Dalj, Mirkovci, or Tenja.

Each Scholarship recipient will receive an award of $500 and a Membership in the Serb National Federation with an Annuity of $500. If an applicant is not a current member of the Serb National Federation, as a recipient of this Scholarship, he/she will automatically become a member of the SNF.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL APPLICANTS:

1. A completed and signed 2019 Scholarship Application
2. Applicant must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States.
3. Proof that you are a refugee or descendent from the Republic of Croatia (Krajina region) (e.g., a Birth Certificate or copy of Passport)
4. Minimum GPA 2.5
5. College Transcript and Spring Semester 2019 Proof of Registration
6. Applicant must present a letter of recommendation from a priest describing church involvement (Sunday School, Altar Boy, Church Choir, etc.) or from a person qualified to verify the applicant’s interest and commitment to the Serbian community.
7. A recent passport-sized or wallet-sized photograph.
8. Submit essay about Krajina heritage (see application).

DEADLINE:

All application materials must be postmarked by JANUARY 15, 2019. No faxed or e-mailed documents accepted.

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Source: Serb National Federation


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John Alexander Vidović

John Vidovic is a young musician and composer whose talents, work with students, and presence in various musical circles have already created a significant community impact. Mr. Vidovic specializes in classical guitar, music theory and composition. He has been playing guitar for 13 years and has accumulated 11 years of experience as a self-taught pianist.

John studied guitar with Michael McChesney and Barrios scholar Richard Stover, as well as voice with Christopher Bengochea. He graduated from UCLA with a BA in music composition. As a composer, he has 9 years of experience in composition ranging from solo works to large ensembles, including chorus, wind ensemble and orchestra. He has also conducted original choral composition under the direction of Maestro Donald Neuen with the UCLA Chamber Singers in Royce Hall in June 2011. Mr. Vidovic composed choral works for the West Valley College Chamber singers performed at the Finale concerts in May 2009 and December 2011. His main influences include music from Latin America, Romantic era music, and folk music from Eastern Europe.

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The Presence of Transcendence

Essays on Facing the Other through Holiness, History and Text

by Bogoljub Sijakovic

The essays collected in this book venture into various domains of philosophy, such as ontology and epistemology, anthropology and ethics, philosophy of history and history of philosophy, philosophy of religion and theory of the mystical, poetics and hermeneutics. The problems here thematized, which are brought to us primarily by the tradition of Hellenism and Christianity as well as life itself, are both traditional and contemporary: self-knowledge and knowledge of God, transcendence and paradoxy, theodicy and anthropodicy, sacrifice, violence, holiness, responsibility, decision-making, evil, guilt, repentance, forgiveness, memory, as well as: wisdom, suffering, good, the other, freedom, fate, history, the Balkans, war, rationality, and also: reading, dialogue, poetry, metaphysic of light.