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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Ruth Stanley Farnam

Ruth Stanley Farnam (September 11, 1873 — December 7, 1956) was an American nurse, soldier and writer. She is the only American woman known to have served as a soldier in the Serbian army during World War I.

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Ruth Stanley Farnam was born at Patchogue, New York, the daughter of William Henry Stanley and Ida Jay Overton Stanley. She married Charles Henry Farnam and later, Baron Raymond de Loze.

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Prayer Book

The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America is pleased to announce the publication of a beautiful pocket-size, full-color, English-language Prayer Book, which has been compiled and designed by our newly enthroned His Grace, Bishop Maxim, and printed in Serbia. The book contains prayers commonly used by Orthodox Christians, lists of Scriptural Commandments, and brief articles on the precepts of Faith, proper conduct in church, and the meaning and practice of prayer. It is adorned with striking icons and illustrations by Fr. Stamatis Skliris, a parish priest in Athens who is renowned as an iconographer and as a writer and lecturer on Byzantine iconography. Full-color on coated stock throughout, 36 pages, 3¾" × 5½" format, paperback, saddle-stitched.