Meet our 2018 Scholarship winners: Amra Dolic, Meliha Grbic, and Hanna Suman. Amra Dolic is pursuing her second bachelor’s in nursing form Allen College, with direct admission into their graduate program. Meliha Grbic is studying engineering and Arabic at the University of Virginia. Hanna Suman is studying biology at Boise State University.



Amra Dolic
School: Allen College
Accelerated BSN/Master’s/DNP
“I would personally like to thank you for your generous $1,000 scholarship. I am so appreciative of this donation and grateful to have been chosen as one of the three recipients. I graduated as a valedictorian from high school and obtained my bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Northern Iowa. I am now pursuing my second bachelor’s in nursing from Allen College, with direct admission into their graduate program. My goal is to become a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Not only will the next few years test my mental strength and perseverance, but they come with financial responsibilities. This scholarship will assist me in relieving some of those as I follow my dreams. I hope I am able to give back in the same way one day.”



Meliha Grbic
School: University of Virginia
Major: Engineering and Arabic

“My name is Meliha Grbic’. I will be studying engineering and Arabic at the University of Virginia (UVa). The BAPA scholarship will help support my academic efforts at UVa, and has inspired me to look for ways to include Bosnian culture in my future leadership endeavors. I am really concerned with energy sustainability on a global scale, and one of my future goals is to create a cross-cultural research or sustainability project between the U.S. and Bosnia and Herzegovina. For me, the BAPA scholarship is an opportunity to reconnect to my cultural heritage. I am so excited to join a community of Bosnian-American professionals working to support each other and Bosnian representation in their various fields.”



Hanna Suman
School: Boise State University
Major: Bachelors of Science in Biology

“The BAPA scholarship will help me pay for a portion of my tuition fees, allowing me to focus on obtaining my Bachelor of Science in Biology from Boise State University. Not only does this scholarship bring me one step closer to reaching my goal of attending medical school to become a trauma surgeon, but I also get the opportunity to create a project that will benefit my community and others. To me, this scholarship is an example of the strength and influence the Bosnian community and culture have in supporting our youths professional and personal goals in order to make the world a better place. Thank you! I am so excited to attend the forum in October and even more excited to get started on a project that will help make a difference in                                                                                   people’s lives.”