OAS and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Announce Scholarship Opportunities

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 -- The Organization of American States issued the following news release:

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia today announced that they will be offering 15 scholarships for students of the Americas to study in the University for Information Science and Technology St. Paul the Apostle, in the city of Ohrid.

During a meeting at the headquarters of the Organization in Washington, DC, the Secretary General of the OAS, Jose Miguel Insulza, highlighted the importance of the offer, which in his opinion "will not only contribute to and enhance this well established program, but will also open new paths for students from the Americas to engage with your country and the Balkans, and as such further strengthen the integration efforts of our regions." Secretary General Insulza added that "the OAS places a strong emphasis on the pillar of integral development, which includes the development of our most precious resource, our people."

The Permanent Observer of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the OAS, Zoran Jolevski, explained that the program will offer 15 scholarships each year for five years to study any undergraduate degree program offered by the University. Ambassador Jolevski explained that for his country, the scholarships represent an opportunity to get to know and better understand the citizens of the Americas, and to help them get to know his country.

The scholarships, which will form part of the OAS Academic Scholarship Program, will cover full tuition, visa fees, travel, accommodation, health insurance and a monthly stipend. Classes will be taught in English. The scholarship application process will open on April 30, 2014 and will run until May 15. More information on how to apply will be available shortly here. http://www.oas.org/en/scholarships/default.asp

The Director of the Department of Human Development, Education and Culture of the OAS, Marie Levens took part in the meeting, as did Martin Huenneke from the OAS Department of International Affairs, among others.

A gallery of photos of the event is available here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/oasoea/sets/72157640594294284/

For more information, please visit the OAS Website at www.oas.org.

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