The $1,000 Dr. Alexander L. Srbich Scholarship was established to encourage high school seniors of Serbian descent to attend college. Throughout his life Dr. Srbich believed in education, his Serbian heritage and the Serbian Orthodox Church. Born in Zajecar, Yugoslavia, Dr. Srbich served in the prestigious King’s Guard of the Royal Yugoslav Army during World War II. As a scholar, he earned five degrees in management and industrial engineering. He traveled around the world consulting for companies including General Dynamics and he taught engineering, management and economics at the College of Business Administration at San Diego State University, retiring as an Emeritus professor. Dr. Srbich spoke multiple languages in addition to Serbian and English including Russian, Latin and French.
While at SDSU, he particularly enjoyed mentoring students but he always took particular interest in students of Serbian descent who wanted to attend college. He was active in the Serbian Orthodox Church, serving many terms as Church President and fostering both Serbian culture and the Orthodox faith. Established by his family as a way to preserve and carry on Dr. Srbich’s legacy, the scholarship rewards students who demonstrate a commitment to learning and academic achievement, the Orthodox Faith and Serbian culture.
Applications are available May 14th, 2021 and final applications are due June 12, 2021. Decisions will be made by June 19, 2021 (and winner notified by June 22). The scholarship award will be made at the Annual St. George Vidovdan Celebration on June 27th, 2021.
Completed applications may be turned in electronically or they can be mailed/ turned into St. George by Saturday, June 12, 2021. Email the completed applications to Fr. Bratso Krsic (email@example.com) no later than 5 PM, Saturday, June 12. Hard copy applications are due to Fr. Bratso by 5 PM, Saturday June 12 or have a June 11, postmark. If mailing, send all completed applications to:
Fr. Bratso Krsic
St. George Serbian Orthodox Church
3025 Denver Street
San Diego, CA 92117
Attn: Dr. Alexander Srbich Scholarship
If you have any questions, please contact Fr. Bratso or Miro Copic (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please, click the link below to download the application.