2019 Scholarship winners: Elma Sarajlija and Razija Hasanovic!

Elma is a rising junior at Harvard University studying Government and Economics. She is pursuing a language citation in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), and proudly serves as the president of the Harvard South Slavic Society on campus.

“This award will allow me to connect with Bosnian-American professionals across the United States and build a bridge between future Bosnian-American Ivy Leaguers and BAPA.” – Elma

Razija is a first-year Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) student at Kean University, and has a B.A. in biology and a minor in public health. Razija hopes to serve the disabled and injured individuals in our communities as a clinician, advocating through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) to fight the opioid epidemic by encouraging physical therapy as a form of pain management and encouraging holistic living via the mind-body connection. She is also pursuing an academic career as a professor.

“The BAPA scholarship will alleviate the financial burdens associated with graduate school education, allowing me to focus on my studies, patients, and personal goals, as well as getting more involved with our Bosnian-American community.” – Razija


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