Croatian Scholarship Fund (CSF) was established in 1989 in Northern California, USA by a small group of Croatian Americans that wanted to give back to their homeland. For the past 31 years, CSF has been providing scholarships to financially needy Croatian students living and attending universities in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, many of whom would not be able to attend college without this assistance.
CSF is a non-profit, non-political organisation with its board members all serving as volunteers. Currently, they have 75 students in the program receiving scholarships of $2,000 per year. Students receive 5-year scholarships, three years of undergraduate work and an additional 2 years if they continue with Master’s degree studies.
CSF funding comes from sponsors, donations and fundraising efforts.
This year, due to Covid-19, CSF had to cancel two major fundraising events which generated approximately $75,000 annually for CSF students and have launched a GoFundMe campaign to help recoup the above losses.
“We encourage you to contribute to this worthy cause (no amount is too small) and please share this post with your friends so that we can reach as many people as possible,” CSF said.
You can check out their GoFundMe page here – https://gf.me/u/x88hf7 to view student photos, comments, videos and a very special video from Goran Višnjić.