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Benevolent Society of St. Francis of Neresine

Scholarship Program guidelines


Who is eligible?

1. Any member of the society who wishes to continue their studies.

2. Any indvidual that has a living parent or grandparent that was born in Nerezine, Osor, Punta Kriza or Sv. Jakov.        

3. Any person who resides in the United States who has roots that originate from the localities of Nerezine, Sveti Jakov, Osor and Punta Kriza who wishes to

    apply for the scholarship. 

What are the requirements?

1. A Society member must sponsor the applicant.

2. Submission of high school or college transcripts.

3. Proof of official enrollment and matriculation at an accredited college or


4. Proof of GPA at entry into institution; minimum of 3.0 (B to B+)

5. Submission of proof of involvement of extra-curricular activities; athletics, social

   organizations, community involvement and school programs.

6. Submission of a theme based essay of no less than 500 words on what makes the

   applicant qualify for a Scholarship.

7. Winner is invited to become a participating member of the St. Francis Society.

How are winners selected/awarded?

1. The Society Scholarship Committee will select scholarship winners.

2. The committee will notify the winner.

3. The award will be presented at the society's annual dinner dance in


4. Recipient is asked to attend the dinner dance to accept the award.

What is the Amount of the award?

1. Winner will be awarded $ 500 for the fiscal year.

2. A recipient may re-apply every year as long as the required criteria are met.

What is the deadline for the application?

The deadline for the application is October 31st. 

How do I apply for the scholarship?

Please contact one of the following committee members by mail or email:

Albert Canaletich                                 Claudio L.Sucic                                      Nives Mattiasich

8 St. Paul's Crescent                    146-15 Willets Point Blvd                               384 Arkansas Drive

Garden City, NY 11530                     Whitestone, NY 11357                            Valley Stream, NY 11580                                 



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