Dositeja Scholarship Award Ceremony


Dositeja Scholarship Award Ceremony

26. June 2021.

Scholarship of the Fund for Young Talents of Serbia called "Dositeja" is granted to talented and successful pupils and students. The award carries the name of the greatest Serbian
educator and reformer, Dositej Obradović, whose work left a permanent mark in the Serbian history. This year the scholarship award ceremony was held as part of the event called "Academic Week", organized by the team BALKAN PERSPECTIVES TODAY.

About the conference

During the Academic Week, ceremonial events were held in the university centers of Serbia – Novi Sad, Kragujevac, Niš and Novi Pazar – where the Minister of Youth and Sports and the President of the Fund for Young Talents Vanja Udovičić presented the awards to the most successful students. The closing ceremony of the Academic Week was held on Saturday, June 26, 2021 in Belgrade, at the Great Hall of the Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment.

The ceremonial closing of the Academic Week at "Kolarac" was attended by the President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, who awarded scholarships to the most successful graduates of the University of Belgrade, whose grade-point average during the entire schooling was 10.00.
The "Mokranjac" choir and the ensemble "Stanislav Binički" performed at the event as part of the cultural and artistic program. In addition to the President of the Fund for Young Talents Vanja Udovičić and the President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksanda rVučić, the list of speakers included Dr. Zoja Bojić, Research Associate at the Institute for Literature and Art in Belgrade, Dr. Kayoko Yamasaki, an award-winning translator, poet and university professor, and Lidija Mikić, one of the scholarship winners and a student at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade.
As of this year, the "Dositeja" award has a new layout. The awards have been carefully designed and printed at the Institute for Manufacturing Banknotes and Coins, each one being unique and valuable. A total of 1490 scholarships and awards have been granted. Besides the new award plaques, brochures about the two hundred renowned individuals in Serbian history titled "200 most distinguished Serbian women and men, the unforgettable paragons of knowledge, art and science" were printed for the Academic Week.




Student anthem „Gaudeamus igitur“


Short video ”200 most distinguished Serbian women and men ”


Speech by Vanja Udovičić, President of the Fund for Young Talents


Performance of ”Grlica”, The Ohrid legend


Speech by the family Kašanin - Bojić


Speech by the family Jamasaki - Vukelić


Choir performance of Mokranjac's "garlands" - II garland


Speech of the student who was awarded the ”Dositeja” Scholarship


Scholarship award ceremony


Speech by Aleksandar Vučić, President of the Republic of Serbia


Final performance

Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment

Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment

Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment, also known as the Kolarac People's University Building, is at 5
Students' Square in the heart of Belgrade. The building is a monument of a great cultural
and historical importance and as such was declared as the immovable cultural property. The
building was designed by the Serbian architect Petar Bajalović.



Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia. It is located at the confluence of the rivers Sava and Danube, where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkan Peninsula. The urban area of Belgrade has a population of 1.23 million, while nearly 1.7 million people live within the administrative limits of the City of Belgrade. Its name means “white city.” One of the most important prehistoric cultures of Europe, the Vinča culture, evolved within the Belgrade area in the 6th millennium BC. Throughout history, Belgrade was conquered several times. Due to its perilous strategic position, the city has taken part in over 115 wars and been destroyed 44 times. It has been the capital of Serbia since 1405 and it was the capital of Yugoslavia from its creation in 1918 to its dissolution.


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