Previous Award Recipients

CROATIAN-CANADIAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

PREVIOUS SCHOLARSHIP AND BURSARY AWARD RECIPIENTS:

RB Web2015/2016 – $2,000 Scholarship Award Recipient

Ryan Bacic
Ryan attends Ryerson University, studying International Economics. He is the Deputy of Events for the International Economic and Finance Union, a member of Ryerson’s mentoring program and a course builder for a first year basic math course. Ryan is also a member of Ryerson’s track and field team and was the National runner up for the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award.

LV Web2015/2016 – $2,000 Scholarship Award Recipient

Lauren Vrbanic
Lauren, a student at McGill University is pursuing a degree in Biological and Biomedical Life Sciences. She is a musician trained on the Saxophone and a member of the Croatian National Home Folklore Group. Lauren is a recipient of the “Lifer Award” and her ultimate goal is to be a neurosurgeon.

MO Web2015/2016 – $1,500 Bursary Award Recipient

Melisa Okanovic
Melisa is currently a student at York University enrolled in the Schulich School of Business. She is majoring in Accounting with a minor in International Business. Melisa has planned and organized several fundraisers for charities, she is a mentor and a volunteer at local shelters and homeless hubs. Melisa is experienced in planning professional development events in Toronto and is president of the York Rotary Club.

FT Web2015/2016 – $1,500 Bursary Award Recipient

Filip Trstenjak
Filip attends Niagara College studying Computer Science. He is an Honours standing student and an active member of the United Nations Association. Filip is fluent in English, Croatian and German and he stays active by participating in volleyball, swimming and tennis.

Juliana Hajdinjak2014/2015 – $2,000 Scholarship Award Recipient

Julijana Hajdinjak
Julijana attends Wilfrid Laurier University, studying Vocal Performance and Composition. While an active choir and Composers Union member, Julijana is also a private piano and voice teacher. She is a winner of the HKD Napredak Festival as well as a volunteer at the Canadian Croatian Library. In 2013, Julijana was honoured with the opportunity to perform with the Rolling Stones.

Maja P2014/2015 – $2,000 Scholarship Award Recipient

Maja Petrović
Maja, a student at the University of Toronto is pursuing her degree in Criminology & Political Science with a minor in Sociology. She is Vice President of the UFT Young Liberals, a UFT Campus Experience Coach and a mentor with the UFT Mentor Program. Maja is also an active participant in Mladifest.

Nina2014/2015 – $1,500 Bursary Award Recipient

Nina Omerović
Nina is currently a student at Humber College, majoring in Food & Nutrition with a minor in Food & Nutrition Management. Nina is a volunteer for International Development Week, The Marketplace and a member of the Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals and the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management. While supporting her studies, Nina is working at Bronte Natural Health clinic where she applies her experience and knowledge to support patients with nutrition based lifestyle therapies.

Stefanie2014/2015 – $1,500 Bursary Award Recipient

Stefanie Petrina
Stephanie is pursuing her Bachelor of Education at Brock University with a minor in Geography. She is an active member of Hamilton Croatia and in addition to volunteering at the Brock University Reading Clinic, also volunteers at various Catholic elementary and secondary schools. Stephanie enjoys soccer, bocce, dodge ball and beach volleyball.

2013/2014 – $2,000 Scholarship Award Recipient

Nikolina Beg
Nikolina, who is pursuing her Master in Biostatistics at Carleton University after completing her Bachelor of Mathematics, has achieved a remarkable academic record. She has been an active member of NCRCFE “Croatoan” in Ottawa since childhood and continues to teach tamburica and folklore, while still an active performer in the group. Nikolina looks forward to becoming an influential statistician in the analytics field.

2013/2014 – $2,000 Scholarship Award Recipient

Peter Grbac
Peter, who is pursuing his Law Degree at McGill University, has an extensive scholastic record after having graduated from the prestigious Harvard University and studied at Oxford University and L’Institut d’Études Politique de Paris. He has won countless academic awards, written several published papers and continues to volunteer his time with various non-profit and academic organizations.

2013/2014 – $2,000 Scholarship Award Recipient

Nicholas La Delfa
Nicholas, who is pursuing his PdD in Kinesiology at McMaster University, has an outstanding academic record in his pre and post-graduate programs. He has been a volunteer in several worthwhile philanthropic organizations and can be seen teaching tamburica as well as playing tamburica in the well-known Tamburaški Sastav ‘Frajeri”. We look forward to seeing Nicholas become a professor in the field of Ergonomics.

2013/2014 – $2,000 Scholarship Award Recipient

Kristina Zilic
Kristina, who is pursuing her Law Degree at the University of Ottawa, recently graduated with a Master of Science from Western University and has a achieved a remarkable academic record. She has been an active member of the Croatian community in London through her volunteer efforts on and off campus and her active involvement in church, soccer and Folklore Ensemble “Dubrovnik”.

2013/2014 – $1,500 Bursary Award Recipient

Igor Kremnjas
Igor, who is pursuing his Master of Financial Economics at the University of Toronto, has achieved an outstanding academic record. He was awarded several business and leadership awards both in his undergraduate and postgraduate programs at McMaster and Uof T. Igor has been actively involved in the Hamilton Croatia soccer program and looks forward to completing his academic program to become an economist.

scholar-luka2012/2013 – $2,000 Scholarship Award Recipient

Luka Filipović
Luka, enrolled at the University of Waterloo, majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science, has achieved an outstanding academic record. He is the winner of serveral academic competitions both on a national and international level. Luka is actively involved as a volunteer for various associations and is an enthusiastic member of the Croatian-Canadian community.

scholar-ana2012/2013 – $2,000 Scholarship Award Recipient

Ana Komparić
Ana, enrolled at the University of Toronto , majoring in Bioethics and Immunology, has achieved an exceptional academic record. She has volunteered as a student research assistant at various medical institutions and laboratories. Ana is a member of the Croatian Students Association at the University of Toronto and an active member of the Croatian-Canadian community.

scholar-franjo2012/2013 – $1,500 Bursary Award Recipient

Franjo Stanić
Franjo, enrolled at the University of Toronto, majoring in Engineering, has achieved a remarkable academic record. He has proven leadership skills organizing and participating in international soccer camps as well as playing against Europe’s best youth teams. Franjo is a former member of Toronto Croatia of the Canadian Soccer League and a dynamic member of the Croatian-Canadian community.

2011/2012 – $1,000 Scholarship Award Recipient

Michael Mitar
Michael, who is enrolled in his final year at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto (Doctor of Medicine), has achieved an excellent academic record, has shown commendable leadership skills, and is an active member of the Croatian-Canadian community.

2011/2012 – $1,000 Bursary Award Recipient

Kasandra Julia Mrežar
Kasandra, who is enrolled at King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario (Bachelor of Arts), achieved very good academic records and have actively participated in the Croatian-Canadian community and contributed to various charitable events.

2011/2012 – $1,000 Bursary Award Recipient

Stephanie Paulina Pisačić
Stephanie, who is enrolled in her second year at the University of Toronto (Bachelor of Commerce), achieved very good academic records and have actively participated in the Croatian-Canadian community and contributed to various charitable events.

 

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