Impact Statement

For the past 25 years CSF has been providing financial assistance to the financially deserving  Croatian university students in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Without this assistance, many of these bright young men and women would not be able to obtain university education. This is made possible because individuals, families, and organizations have supported our mission by generous donations or have sponsored one or more students.

Welcome to the Croatian Scholarship Fund

The Croatian Scholarship Fund (CSF) is a non-political, charitable, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization which was established in 1989 in Northern California.

The primary purpose of this unique organization is to develop leaders for Croatia’s future by providing financial assistance to highly qualified students of Croatian origin, living in Croatia or Bosnia-Herzegovina, so that they may attend a university in Croatia or in Bosnia & Hrezegovina.

Meet our Students


    Marko Ćorić

    University: Zagreb

    Major: Computer Science

    Place of Birth: Split

    Sponsor: Mr. Ante Buljan - CSF Bay Area Golf


    Lucija Stilinović

    University: Zagreb

    Major: Music

    Place of Birth: Zagreb, Croatia

    Sponsor: Mr. & Mrs. Ante Zovich


    Dora Šuto

    University: Zagreb

    Major: Medicine

    Place of Birth: Split, Croatia

    Sponsor: Mr. Ante Zovich


    Karlo Mak

    University: Zagreb

    Major: Histroy & Geography

    Place of Birth: Zabok, Croatia

    Sponsor: Mr. & Mrs. Dobler


    Darija Zeko


    Major: Engineering

    Place of Birth: Uskoplje, BiH



2016 Applications

Scholarship application for 2016 will be accepted only during the period from April 1, to May 15. Applications can be submitted only using our online application process! Before proceeding with the application process it is very important to read instructions and other information here....

Prijavnice za stipendiju koja  ce se djeliti za početak studiranja na Jesen 2016 mogu se poslati samo od 1. Travnja do 15. Svibnja. Prijavnice se primaju samo ako su poslane pomoću naseg online procesa. Prije započinjanja procesa prijave vrlo je važno pročitati upute i druge informacije ovdije....

New students 2015


Croatian Scholarship Fund (CSF) is pleased to announce 12 new scholarship recipients for 2015. This year we received over 150 highly qualified applications and it was extremely difficult to select the final 12. We wish we had additional financial resources to provide scholarships to those applicants we had to turn away.

We are very grateful to our student sponsors, without their support we would not be able to provide scholarships to financially deserving university students in Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina.

These are the 12 students who were selected this year. We wish them all the success with their studies and hope that they will become successful leaders and productive members of Croatian society!

Ćorić Marko Siroki Brijeg, BiH

Hercigonja Fran Virovitica, Hr.

Jukić Matej  Zepce, BiH

Kolaković Katja  Ogulin, Hr.

Korotaj Blaž  Novi Marof, Hr.

Odak Ivan  Ljubuski, BiH

Pipunić Lea  Jajce, BiH

Planinić Luka  Pazin, Hr.

Puček Maja  Radovan, Hr.

Raškovic Luka  Osijek, Hr.

Rezo Blaženka  Mostar, BiH

Veljković Tin  Zagreb, Hr.

 Sponsor a student


We are able to provide scholarships to Croatian students because of individuals who have committed to sponsor one or more students. If you are able, please consider sponsoring a student and change someone's life for better. To find out more about sponsoring please click here.......

CSF-Grgich Endowment Fund Scholarship Information


CSF honors Dr. Darko Vonćina

At the Croatian Scholarship Fund Advisory Board meeting held on January 16th 2016, the Board presented Darko Vonćina, Ph.D. with CSF-Miljenko Grgich Excellence Award for his scholarly achievement.

Dr. Vonćina, a graduate of the University of Zagreb, College of Agriculture where he now holds a teaching position, is leading an important scientific research as a Newfelpro Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley. The title of his research project is “Ecology of an emerging grapevine virus in Croatia and California”. This research will have a significant impact on wine industry in Croatia, California and other winegrowing regions worldwide. We wish Dr. Vonćina and his family wonderful stay and a productive year at UC Berkeley.



CSF-Miljenko Grgich Endowment Fund Internship

CSF is pleased to announce that once again we are able to provide internship experience to three new students at the wineries in Napa and Sonoma counties. These students are enrolled in a Master’s Degree Program at the University of Zagreb majoring in Viticulture and Enology. The funding for the internship is secured through Miljenko Grgich Endowment Fund established with CSF three years ago and administered by CSF.

This year interns, Mare Miosic, Matija Leskovic and Iva Sikuten, will spend 3-4 months at Cakebread Cellars in Napa valley and Ferrari-Carano in Healdsburg, CA during the harvesting season, grape crushing period, and early stages of wine production. We hope that this experience will enrich their professional skills and that they will be able to bring this newly learned knowledge in wine production and apply it in Croatia!


For additional information about Grgich Scholarship please click  here.....

5th Annual Golf Tournament


Our fifth annual golf tournament held on June 2, 2016 at the beautiful Crystal Springs Golf Course in Burlingame was once again very successful. Over 80 players enjoyed a great day of golfing and good time with their friends. All the proceeds from the tournament will allow us to provide two new five years scholarships to financially deserving Croatian university students. CSF thanks everyone who attended, and those who sponsored the event! Special thanks to our Platinum sponsor DARKO PRECISION, INC. , and the following Gold Sponsors:

B&B Residential Facilities, San Mateo, CA

Bay Are Sports Hall of Fame

Benefit Experts, Palo Alto, CA

Buljan Group Luxury Real Estate, Burlingame, CA

Sanmina Corporation, Santa Clara, CA

San Francisco Chronicle

We look forward to see you at next year's tournament. Please check our web page or Facebook for the date.

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