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Scholarship Students
With the endowment fund in full operation, we have now funded the first group of students to attend UWC Mostar this academic year.
Meet the endowment scholars, Class of 2017!
The Paul A Volcker Scholar
Andrej Perković
“Dear Mr Volcker, firstly I would like to thank you very much for this opportunity. I can genuinely say that this scholarship changed the way I perceive UWC. I already had a good opinion about United World College Mostar, but now it is different. Your involvement with UWC Mostar assures me that the College truly aims for only the very best. Since I was told that you are the one supporting my education, I am even more motivated and determined to make the most out of this great experience. I will do my very best to justify your trust in me. Later in life, I wish to become a scientist and entrepreneur, building a road for my motherland and the world as a whole to a better, more sustainable and developed future. I see that with your support this won’t be as impossible as I used to think.”
Andrej’s response to being awarded the Paul A. Volcker Scholarship

United World College Mostar Endowment ‘Bridge to the Future’ is proud to announce that Andrej Perković has been awarded the first ever Paul A. Volcker Scholarship to study at UWC Mostar. This scholarship honours one of the most prominent economists of the post-war era. Paul Volcker helped to shape the post-Bretton Woods financial system and ended the period of stagflation in the United States in the late 1970s. He also greatly aided in reducing the global systemic risk of the financial sector throughout 2008 and 2009. Given Andrej’s interest in economics, he is a highly suitable recipient of this scholarship. His intelligence and motivation to have a lasting impact make Andrej a perfect UWC scholar. The trustees of the endowment are confident that a UWC education will help Andrej become the successful entrepreneur he seeks to be, thereby making a positive difference in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as in the rest of the world. We join Mr Volcker in urging “the recipients of scholarships at UWC Mostar, as they continue their education and contemplate their future, to live out the ideals set forth by the College in their personal and professional lives”.

In response to being awarded the Paul A. Volcker Scholarship, Andrej states: “Dear Mr Volcker, Firstly I would like to thank you very much for this opportunity. I can genuinely say that this scholarship changed the way I perceive UWC. I already had a good opinion about United World College Mostar, but now it is different. Your involvement with UWC Mostar assures me that the College truly aims for only the very best. Since I was told that you are the one supporting my education, I am even more motivated and determined to make the most out of this great experience. I will do my very best to justify your trust in me. Later in life, I wish to become a scientist and entrepreneur, building a road for my motherland and the world as a whole to a better, more sustainable and developed future. I see that with your support this won’t be as impossible as I used to think.


Biography Andrej Perković
Andrej Perković was born and has lived his whole life in Banja Luka, the second biggest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Being raised by a small loving family in the suburbs, Andrej grew to love nature and animals. Even though Andrej is Orthodox, he is attending a Catholic School. The school, being open to people from different religions, teaches its students that their differences are what makes Bosnia’s environment richer instead of poorer, and that this is a blessing, not a curse. As such Andrej is very excited to join UWC Mostar where these principles are carried out even further and students are enabled to spend their lives promoting a harmonious, prosperous Bosnia.

Acting and directing have always been great interests of Andrej and he is enrolled in his school’s drama club. However, an even bigger passion of his is literature. This, Andrej sees as his biggest motivation for learning languages, for it is always better to read a book in its original tongue. Having read a significant number of English books, Andrej now focuses on French. The beauty of both the French language and the Francophone countries, especially Switzerland, motivates him in doing so. Aside from English and French, Andrej learned to speak some Russian.

In his spare time, Andrej organises street actions, volunteer trainings and workshops for the local team of the ‘Association of High School Students in Bosnia and Herzegovina’ of which he is the coordinator. He also volunteers at a local soup kitchen led by the ‘Missionaries of Love’ almost every Saturday.

After UWC, Andrej would like to go to a university in Switzerland. His main interest is technology, but he seeks to mix it with economics. In Economics, Andrej’s main areas of interest are micro- and macroeconomics, international economics and development economics. As such Andrej is extremely excited that he is studying at UWC Mostar in the name of one of the greatest economists of modern times: Paul Volcker.
The Yitzhak Rabin Scholar
Dor Nadler
“Dear Ms. Rabin, First of all, I must express my overwhelming gratitude to have received the Yitzhak Rabin Scholarship to study at the United World College in Mostar. The greatest honour is to have received a scholarship endowed in the name of a man who is “a soldier in the Israel Defence Forces, and a soldier in the army of peace”. In his speech to Congress he said: "We bear the responsibility. We have the power to decide. And we dare not miss this great opportunity. For it is the duty of leaders to bring peace and well being to their peoples. We are graced with the privilege of fulfilling this duty for our peoples". It cannot be expressed better than using these exact words, which were addressed by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin to the United States Congress in Washington D.C. July 26, 1994. I believe with all of my heart, that every word he uttered should be the philosophy of every great leader, and that this philosophy should be executed in every way possible. I believe that granting me, a representative of Israel in UWC Mostar, the scholarship of Yitzhak Rabin will allow me to continue his beliefs and principles all the way in Mostar, and in front of hundreds of students from all over the world. I, who identify as soldier in your father’s army, the army of peace, will pass on his message; the message of the pigeon with the olive branch. Thank you again for granting me this scholarship to study at UWC in Mostar. I promise you will not be disappointed.”
Dor Nadler, upon hearing she was awarded the Yitzhak Rabin Scholarship

The United World College Mostar Endowment ‘Bridge to the Future’ is proud to announce that Dor Nadler has been awarded the first ever ‘Yitzhak Rabin Scholarship’. Dor is an extremely talented and driven student who has shown persistence and strong-mindedness in the pursuing of her ideals. Because of her mother’s career in the army, Dor had to relocate numerous times, learning to adjust to various environments as well as quickly becoming an independent and strong person. These character traits, combined with her drive to be an advocate for peace, make Dor the perfect Yitzhak Rabin Scholar, honouring a man who has done so much to promote peace in the Middle East. The trustees of the endowment are confident that Dor Nadler, as well as future Yitzhak Rabin Scholars, will greatly help UWC Mostar unite nations, people and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.

Upon hearing she was awarded the Yitzhak Rabin Scholarship, Dor Nadler wanted to thank Dalia Rabin for making this scholarship available. She said: “Dear Ms. Rabin, First of all, I must express my overwhelming gratitude to have received the Yitzhak Rabin Scholarship to study at the United World College in Mostar. The greatest honour is to have received a scholarship endowed in the name of a man who is “a soldier in the Israel Defence Forces, and a soldier in the army of peace”.

In his speech to Congress he said: "We bear the responsibility. We have the power to decide. And we dare not miss this great opportunity. For it is the duty of leaders to bring peace and well being to their peoples. We are graced with the privilege of fulfilling this duty for our peoples".
It cannot be expressed better than using these exact words, which were addressed by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin to the United States Congress in Washington D.C. July 26, 1994. I believe with all of my heart, that every word he uttered should be the philosophy of every great leader, and that this philosophy should be executed in every way possible.

I believe that granting me, a representative of Israel in UWC Mostar, the scholarship of Yitzhak Rabin will allow me to continue his beliefs and principles all the way in Mostar, and in front of hundreds of students from all over the world. I, who identify as soldier in your father’s army, the army of peace, will pass on his message; the message of the pigeon with the olive branch.

Thank you again for granting me this scholarship to study at UWC in Mostar. I promise you will not be disappointed.”

Biography Dor Nadler
Dor Nadler was born in August 1999 and lives in the centre of Tel Aviv. She has a younger brother, and an older sister, who just turned 18. Dor’s father is in the agriculture business, and her mother is head of the civil engineer branch of the Israeli Air Force.

The biggest influence on Dor was her unusual childhood. Because her family relocated every 2-3 years, she has lived not only in Tel Aviv, but also in Zichron Ya’akov, Hatzerim Air Force Base, Ramon Air Force Base and New Jersey (USA). Because every place was so different Dor had “the privilege to experience many different cultures and people with such different point of views.”

Over the years, Dor has become increasingly involved in politics and community services. She is, for example, part of the youth movement of the political party “Meretz”. Next to weekly discussions, they participate in protests and other events. Dor also became Vice President of the Adolescents City Council (ACC) of Tel Aviv, representing youth in the local government.

Outside of politics, Dor is counsellor at the youth movement “Krembo Wings”, an organisation that brings together special needs as well as able-bodied children. Here, Dor counsels a 13-year-old autistic boy named Tom, a very gifted artist. “Tom will surely be one of the people I will dearly miss once I leave for UWC Mostar” Dor says. Another place Dor volunteers is “Magen David Adom”. Here she works in an ambulance, aiding the medics with caring for patients.

For the future, Dor thinks about studying Law and Human Rights. Combined with her never ending ambition and passion, these degrees, she sais, “will surely aid me in trying to make the world a better place, and show society that every soul is equal, all being sacred. I believe that with the hard work and determination of many people, the world can exist in harmony and peace. Even if it takes a million steps to achieve it, my one step will make a difference.”
The Elisabeth and David Sutcliffe Scholar
Ela Pencl
“I was very happy when I heard the news that you offered me a scholarship to study at the UWC in Mostar. I am very grateful, and I want to sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart. During my studies I will prove with persistence and hard work that the trust you have given me is not misplaced, especially because I understand and appreciate the vision of UWC. I would like to use this chance to thank you on behalf of my parents who are very happy that I got the chance for this schooling, which they could not otherwise financially afford. While informing myself about the UWC, I found out that your role in its founding was very crucial, and I want to say that I am extremely honoured knowing that you have placed your trust into me. I am very excited for the beginning of the next school semester when I will be part of UWC. By promoting the idea of collectiveness, which is a much needed attribute in Bosnian and Herzegovian society, UWC Mostar contributes to achieving a better understanding between our people, which will in turn result in better life conditions. Even though I spent a small amount of time at the school in Mostar, by meeting the professors and students I already feel like a part of UWC, and I already could recognise the advantages that this institution offers. I also hope that in time I will have the chance to meet you and that in the future I will be able to repay your trust.”
Ela Pencl

The United World College Mostar Endowment ‘Bridge to the Future’ is proud to announce that Ela Pencl has been awarded the first ever Elisabeth and David Sutcliffe Scholarship. The trustees of the endowment firmly believe that Ela will do justice to this prestigious scholarship honouring two of the founding figures of both UWC and UWC Mostar. Ela is an extremely motivated student and has impressive volunteering experiences. She also displayed powerful leadership skills and has shown the ability to make things happen, even against fierce opposition. As such she is certain to greatly contribute to UWC Mostar and further its goal to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.

Thanking Elisabeth and David Sutcliffe, Ela wrote: “I was very happy when I heard the news that you offered me a scholarship to study at the UWC in Mostar. I am very grateful, and I want to sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart. During my studies I will prove with persistence and hard work that the trust you have given me is not misplaced, especially because I understand and appreciate the vision of UWC. I would like to use this chance to thank you on behalf of my parents who are very happy that I got the chance for this schooling, which they could not otherwise financially afford.

While informing myself about the UWC, I found out that your role in its founding was very crucial, and I want to say that I am extremely honoured knowing that you have placed your trust into me. I am very excited for the beginning of the next school semester when I will be part of UWC. By promoting the idea of collectiveness, which is a much needed attribute in Bosnian and Herzegovian society, UWC Mostar contributes to achieving a better understanding between our people, which will in turn result in better life conditions.

Even though I spent a small amount of time at the school in Mostar, by meeting the professors and students I already feel like a part of UWC, and I already could recognise the advantages that this institution offers. I also hope that in time I will have the chance to meet you and that in the future I will be able to repay your trust.”

Biography of Ela Pencl
Ela Pencl was born in Sarajevo on March 31, 1998 and now lives in Visoko, a small town near Sarajevo surrounded with great nature and hills. Being located on the confluence of two rivers – Fojnica and Bosna – it is famous as Bosnia’s medieval royal city. Today Visoko is mostly known for the ‘Bosnian pyramids’.

Ela lives with her parents and two older brothers who study at universities in Sarajevo. During her upbringing her parents prioritised empathy, tolerance and love. Ela said: “They taught us to see people individually and not to differentiate them by their ethnical beliefs. Unfortunately, this is still the norm in the whole of Bosnia and Herzegovina.”

Ela’s upbringing has made her eager to learn and stimulated her to make use of all opportunities for personal growth. As her school offers a lot of extracurricular activities, Ela is involved in a many clubs. Examples are Chemistry, Biology, German and Art Club. Last year she participated in the Cantonal School Competition Ruđer Bošković in Kiseljak and this year in the same competition held in Čapljina. Loving music, she plays piano at a competitive level and was, in 2013, a member of her school choir during the Federal Competition in Goražde, where she won first place. In high school she became a member of the Intercultural Youth Choir Visoko where she performed in Visoko, Sarajevo and even in Koblenz, Germany! She is the president of her Student School Council and is as such involved in the student board of her Canton where she represents her school.

She further loves volunteering and is involved in organisations such as the Red Cross Visoko, Horse Riding Club Visoko, Youth Volunteers Visoko, and Local Team ASUBiH Visoko. She was also a member at the karate club ‘Seinken’ for five years and then for three years a member at the basketball club ‘XXL basket Visoko’.

Looking ahead, Ela knows one thing: “I’m very interested in the world around me and one of the main things I would love to do in the future is to volunteer and have a great education!”
The Captain Mbaye Diagne Scholar
Khadidiatou Sèye Anton
“Beloved Ms Diagne, I don't know really what to say. The opportunity you offer me is so great, so dear to my heart that I wonder whether a simple "thank you" would suffice. But I say it anyway, for lack of alternative. Ms Diagne, thank you, thank you wholeheartedly! I'm so delighted with this news. I feel like Cinderella, and you are my fairy godmother who carries out my dreams. Because yes, it is like a dream. And again, thank you for its realisation. Furthermore, I also send you my parents' gratitude; they are just as happy as me with your infinite kindness.”
Khadidiatou Sèye Anton’s reaction to being awarded this scholarship
United World College Mostar Endowment ‘Bridge to the Future’ is very proud to announce that Khadidiatou Sèye Anton has been awarded the first ever Captain Mbaye Diagne Scholarship. She will be the first student from Senegal to study at UWC Mostar and will do so in honour of the famous late UN Peacekeeper Mbaye Diagne. In the midst of the Rwandan genocide, Captain Diagne’s courageous actions saved the lives of many people. However, his heroism ultimately led to his own demise. This scholarship will remind all UWC Mostar students of the importance to foster peace and ethnic reconciliation, both of which are at the hearth of the College’s mission. The trustees of the endowment are convinced that Khadidiatou is the right person to carry out this message. With her drive to explore new languages and cultures, as well as with her extensive interest and knowledge of literature, Khadidiatou will be a great addition to life at the College. Her words will without a doubt be of great inspiration to many people around the world. With the help of this scholarship we hope to ensure that Khadidiatou will be able to carry out her ambitions and have an impact on people around the world.

As a reaction to being awarded this prestigious scholarship, Khadidiatou wanted to thank Ms Yacine Diagne, Captain Mbaye Diagne’s widow, for supporting her: “Beloved Ms Diagne, I don't know really what to say. The opportunity you offer me is so great, so dear to my heart that I wonder whether a simple "thank you" would suffice.

But I say it anyway, for lack of alternative. Ms Diagne, thank you, thank you wholeheartedly! I'm so delighted with this news. I feel like Cinderella, and you are my fairy godmother who carries out my dreams. Because yes, it is like a dream. And again, thank you for its realisation. Furthermore, I also send you my parents' gratitude; they are just as happy as me with your infinite kindness.”


Biography Khadidiatou Sèye Anton
Khadidiatou Sèye Anton was born in Senegal, in a village close to Dakar, called Keur Ndiaye Lo, from a Senegalese mother (Ngilane) and a French father (Gabriel). Khadidiatou still lives in this charming village, alongside her three brothers and little sister. Her days are divided amongst attending classes, spending time in Dakar, and doing housework; being the oldest in her family she tries to participate as much as she can in household activities.

Khadidiatou enjoys nature and writing, frequently combining long hours of walking with bitter moments of literary reflections. Reading is also one of her great passions. Her favourite English-speaking author is Jane Austen, whose famous "Pride and Prejudice” she adores greatly. As for French authors, Khadidiatou is torn between Hugo and Baudelaire.

Asked for a book that has had a particularly great influence on her, Khadidiatou names "de Tilène au Plateau," from Nafissatou Diallo, a Senegalese writer. Today, Khadidiatou sees some similarity between herself and this author, who left her cherished grandmother, "mame", for Europe. Also Khadidiatou leaves her “mame”, who raised her, for Europe.

Aside from literature, Khadidiatou loves learning languages, and her wish is to speak as many as possible. She still wants to learn Russian, Italian and Chinese. Learning about foreign cultures is also a great dream. For this reason she was immediately enchanted with the idea of going to Bosnia and Herzegovina, a country totally unknown to her.

Even though Khadidiatou has done many things in her life so far, there is a lot she still wants to learn. Examples are playing the piano, dancing, violin, and handball. Until now the time and resources haven’t allowed her, but she hopes she can use her time in Mostar to have new experiences and join many activities still unknown to her, making her an even more fully developed person.
The Antonin Besse Scholar
Nadina Jogunčić
“I would like to express my gratitude towards Antonin Besse for creating the scholarship allowing me to study at United World College Mostar. I am very grateful and feel honoured that I was given this great opportunity. Being someone who never leaves anything undone and unfinished I am confident that I will be able to show that I am the right person for this scholarship. I will use it the best way possible and continue to achieve good results academically as well as continue having major social achievements. Thank you so much once more and I will work hard to ensure that you've made the right decision by supporting me.”
Nadina Jogunčić

The United World College Mostar Endowment ‘Bridge to the Future’ is proud to announce that Nadina Jogunčić has been awarded the first ever Antonin Besse Scholarship. The trustees of the endowment are highly confident that Nadina will do justice to this prestigious scholarship honouring one of UWC’s most prominent supporters. Antonin Besse was instrumental to the founding not only of UWC of the Atlantic, donating the St Donat’s castle in which the College is based, and UWC Adriatic, acting on behalf of the UWC International Board in its establishment, but also of the College in Mostar, being a key member of UWC Mostar’s founding team. Nadina is a highly motivated and strong-minded student with many artistic talents and interests. This will certainly enable her to contribute greatly to life on campus. We hope that by combining her artistic talents and natural leadership skills, Nadina can help UWC Mostar further its goal to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.

Thanking Antonin Besse, Nadina states: “I would like to express my gratitude towards Antonin Besse for creating the scholarship allowing me to study at United World College Mostar. I am very grateful and feel honoured that I was given this great opportunity.

Being someone who never leaves anything undone and unfinished I am confident that I will be able to show that I am the right person for this scholarship. I will use it the best way possible and continue to achieve good results academically as well as continue having major social achievements. Thank you so much once more and I will work hard to ensure that you've made the right decision by supporting me.”


Biography of Nadina Jogunčić
Nadina Jogunčić was born on July 31st 1998 in a little town in Bosnia called Gracanica. Being raised without a father, Nadina grew up living with alternately her mother and grandparents, moving from one place to the other. Even though she felt hurt that her father did not want to have any contact with her, she appreciates now how it made her a more serious and mature person. Further, thanks to her big family, she never felt too much the lack of a father figure. In 2014, she read in the newspaper that her father died. Remembering this, she told me “I couldn’t feel much sadness because I didn’t know that person.”

Nadina greatly appreciates how her family has always treated her as an adult, allowing her to grow up fast and become the person she is today. She does not take anything for granted and understands how hard life can get. However, whatever happens, Nadina will always get back up on her feet. The difficulties she faced in the past made her a mature and strong individual, and she is confident that she can deal with whatever comes her way.

Ever since elementary school, Nadina stood out from the other students. Whilst always studying at an advanced level, she continuously took up additional activities and challenges. Partly because of this, she was recently awarded the title of ‘best student in the generation’, winning with a significant margin.

Nadina is a very ambitious person and has many passions in which she seeks to excel. Having always loved writing short stories, she hopes to continue doing so, improving her writing skills with the help of other, more experienced writers. Nadina further loves music and is a keen piano player. She finds it amazing how, no matter what kind of day she is having, playing the piano always lifts her mood. Also acting and directing are great passions of hers. Even though her town doesn’t offer many drama opportunities, she is always the first to be involved with new initiatives. More than anything else in the world Nadina wants to keep enjoying the art of theatre, and will, without doubt, add great plays to UWC Mostar’s theatre scene.

Asked to summarise herself, Nadina said “I enjoy every opportunity and I love trying new things, but I never leave anything undone because I think that once you start doing something there is no point backing out until you’ve given it your very best, finishing to the highest possible standards.” This makes that she is a hundred per cent ready to enter a new stage of her life at UWC Mostar, and is confident that during this time she will achieve great things while growing significantly as a person.
The Meijs-de Mol van Otterloo Scholar
Nađa Hasić
“Dear Fleur and Adriaan, I would like to thank you for the opportunity you have given me by offering me this scholarship to study at UWC Mostar. This has been my dream for a long time and I am forever grateful. I am hoping that the next two years at UWC Mostar will help me choose a path for the future that will bring me happiness throughout my life and enable me, like you, to one day make somebody’s dream come true. This is why I feel obliged to thank you once again for the trust you have placed upon me. I hope that one day I will get a chance to meet you and thank you in person.”
Nađa Hasić

The UWC Mostar Endowment ‘Bridge to the Future’ is proud to announce that Nađa Hasić has been awarded the first ever ‘Meijs-de Mol van Otterloo Scholarship’ to study at UWC Mostar. The trustees of the endowment are convinced that Nađa will do justice to the generosity of Fleur Meijs and Adriaan de Mol van Otterloo, who have supported UWC Mostar over many years, sparing neither time nor resources. Nađa’s academic and musical talents, as well as her independence and ‘can do attitude’, make her the perfect student for this scholarship. We hope that UWC Mostar’s first-class education and the possibilities the College provides for social growth will enable Nađa to have a great impact throughout her life. This way, Fleur and Adriaan’s generosity will make a lasting difference to many people, not only in Bosnia, but around the world.

Upon hearing that she was awarded this prestigious scholarship, Nađa commented: “Dear Fleur and Adriaan, I would like to thank you for the opportunity you have given me by offering me this scholarship to study at UWC Mostar. This has been my dream for a long time and I am forever grateful. I am hoping that the next two years at UWC Mostar will help me choose a path for the future that will bring me happiness throughout my life and enable me, like you, to one day make somebody’s dream come true. This is why I feel obliged to thank you once again for the trust you have placed upon me. I hope that one day I will get a chance to meet you and thank you in person.”

Biography Nađa Hasić
Nađa Hasić grew up in a small town in the northwest of Bosnia and Herzegovina called Bosanska Krupa. Here she finished her nine-year elementary education as the best student in the year. At the age of fifteen she left her parents and brother and moved to Bihać to attend the prestigious ‘Una Sana College’. During the first year of her education there, Nađa lived in the girls’ dormitory, but when her brother came to study in Bihać too, they found a flat and moved in together. Now Nađa is eagerly awaiting the end of her second year in Bihać, so she can get some rest and prepare to leave once more, this time to Mostar.

During her spare time, one of the things usually accompanying her is a book. Having read many types and genres, her preferred genre is, by far, fiction. Because of this she can often be found in her room, sitting on the floor “fangirling“ on Tumblr. “My “fandoms“ include: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, The Hunger Games, Iron man, Game of Thrones and many more” she says. Lately, besides fiction, she has also taken an interest in poetry. She found that it has the unrivalled power to inspire her. This caused her to, besides reading, also start writing, mostly short stories.

Nađa greatly values forms of art other than literature as well. Especially classical music has, since an early age, played a huge role in her life. She still very much enjoys both listening to classical music on her laptop and playing it herself on the piano. Nađa attended music school in Bosanska Krupa for a six years period, graduating three years ago. She also played the flute but circumstances at the music school forced her to abandon it after only two years. Along with classical music she also appreciates jazz, most types of rock music and Bosnian traditional songs, called ‘sevdalinke’. Nađa is a massive movie enthusiast and the question “What is your favourite movie?” would be the most difficult question one could ever ask her.

As for her plans for the future, Nađa is still undecided. She takes great interest in the workings of the human brain and at the moment she could imagine herself studying psychiatrics and experimental psychology. However, considering her interest in mathematics, which is almost as large, she cannot say anything with certainty just yet. What she does know, however, is that, no matter what her future will bring, she will not forget the kindness of Fleur and Adriaan. They inspired her to, throughout her life, help to make other people’s dreams come true. For this is exactly what Fleur and Adriaan did for her.
The Prince El Hassan Bin Talal and Princess Sarvath El Hassan Scholar
Omar Yadak
“I would like to express my gratitude for the great opportunity you gave me. This scholarship opens many doors to me. I sincerely appreciate this precious opportunity, and I cannot wait to study abroad and meet other students from different countries. I assure you I will do my best to represent Jordan in its bright imagine.”
Omar Yadak

The United World College Mostar Endowment ‘Bridge to the Future’ is proud to announce that Omar Yadak has been awarded the first ever Prince El Hassan Bin Talal and Princess Sarvath El Hassan Scholarship to study at UWC Mostar. Omar Yadak has shown he is an extremely motivated student, combining first-class academic achievements with taking a leadership role in a number of extra-curricular activities. He is not only a very active member of many of his school’s clubs and societies, but also a leading volunteer for charities helping orphans and children. This makes that the trustees of the endowment are convinced that Omar Yadak will honour the endorsement of Prince El Hassan Bin Talal and Princess Sarvath El Hassan, both of who have meant much for global social welfare, human rights, education and the promotion of inter-faith dialogue. Omar will without doubt add significantly to life at UWC Mostar and will greatly contribute to UWC’s mission to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.

Thanking Princess Sarvath el Hassan and Prince El Hassan Bin Talal, Omar Yadak states: “I would like to express my gratitude for the great opportunity you gave me. This scholarship opens many doors to me.
I sincerely appreciate this precious opportunity, and I cannot wait to study abroad and meet other students from different countries. I assure you I will do my best to represent Jordan in its bright imagine.”


Biography Omar Yadak
Omar Yadak is 16 years old and lives in Amman-Abu Nasir, in Jordan. From a young age onward he has been interested in Architecture. Especially the concept of building and designing sculptures fascinates him, he says. His hopes that, after graduating from UWC Mostar, he can complete his Bachelor’s degree at a German university.

In Jordan, Omar attended the ‘Jubilee school’. During his time there, he participated in many activities. Examples are: Model United Nations, the Eco Conference, the Economical Forum, the Leadership Camp, a guiding camp and a cultural exchange program with German students. He further participated in the ‘Quanta competition’ which was held in Lucknow, India. Here people from all around the world competed in the areas of science, math and general IQ. At a nation-wide competition of the embassy of Azerbaijan, Omar was part of the team that won first place. As a result they were awarded a two-week trip to Azerbaijan.

In his spare time, Omar has been involved in many community service activities. He volunteered, for example, with the 'Kun Akhy' team, a charity organization for orphans. He also volunteered to organise a celebration for kids in Amman’s Children's museum. In addition, he took part in the 'Put your fingerprint' initiative, cleaning neighbourhoods in Amman. Omar further enjoys going out with friends, reading and playing video games.

During his time at the ‘Jubilee school’ he learned the importance of accepting new cultures, being open-minded, and became self-confident and independent. He now hopes that at UWC he will continue to live out these values as well as continue to develop his communication and leadership skills.
The Aung San Suu Kyi Scholar
Su Myat Noe
“Dear Mother Suu, I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to you for supporting the endowed "Aung San Suu Kyi Scholarship" in your name at UWC Mostar. I am thrilled to study at UWC Mostar in your honour and I deeply appreciate your support. I am convinced that, having been awarded this scholarship, UWC Mostar will give me valuable and dynamic experiences by living in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a nation where different ethnic groups and religions live together, just like in ours! I very much hope to bring back to my country the skills and education needed to support the rebuilding and reconstructing of democracy. Thank you again for your support, Mother Suu. I promise you I will work hard. Over the years, your support has inspired me to help others and give back to my community. I hope that one day I will be able to help the community in the way you have supported me.”
Su Myat Noe

The United World College Mostar Endowment ‘Bridge to the Future’ is proud to announce that Su Myat Noe has been awarded the first ever Aung San Suu Kyi Scholarship to study at UWC Mostar. Su Myat Noe will be the first student from Myanmar to study at UWC Mostar. She has shown to be extremely talented academically and has an admirable drive to have a positive impact on the world around her. She received excellent grades at her final exams while at the same time being a prominent volunteer and political activist for Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party: the National League for Democracy. This shows that Su Myat Noe is not afraid to go against those in power in order to fight for what she believes in. Because of this, the trustees of the endowment are convinced that Su Myat Noe will honour Aung San Suu Kyi’s endorsement of her scholarship. She will contribute greatly to UWC Mostar’s aim and mission. Coming from a multi-ethnic society, Su Myat Noe will add an interesting perspective on ethnic tensions and greatly add to UWC’s mission to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.

Thanking Aung San Suu Kyi, Su Myat Noe states: “Dear Mother Suu, I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to you for supporting the endowed "Aung San Suu Kyi Scholarship" in your name at UWC Mostar. I am thrilled to study at UWC Mostar in your honour and I deeply appreciate your support.

I am convinced that, having been awarded this scholarship, UWC Mostar will give me valuable and dynamic experiences by living in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a nation where different ethnic groups and religions live together, just like in ours! I very much hope to bring back to my country the skills and education needed to support the rebuilding and reconstructing of democracy.

Thank you again for your support, Mother Suu. I promise you I will work hard. Over the years, your support has inspired me to help others and give back to my community. I hope that one day I will be able to help the community in the way you have supported me.”


Biography Su Myat Noe
Su Myat Noe was born in Meikhtila where she was brought up until she was in Standard 8. After this, she was forced to move to Yangon to live with her grandmother and aunt. Her father was jailed as a political prisoner and, being on her own, her mother was unable to pay the tuition fees.

Yet this did not prevent Su Myat Noe from excelling academically. Finishing her Standard 9 and 10 in Yangon, she passed her matriculation exam with three distinctions in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. As a daughter of a political ex-prisoner of the NDL, Su Myat Noe had the chance to take up free English courses at Edulink Australia before attending university. Then, in December 2012, Su Myat Noe chose to study Tourism at the National Management College.

Su Myat Noe has an impressive list of experiences, contributing greatly to society. She served as a Liaison Officer for the 27th Sea Games and as a Liaison Officer for H.E. Mr Ramon Jimenez, the Secretary of the Philippines Department of Tourism at the ASEAN Tourism Forum in 2015. Being very interested and keen to help other people, she enthusiastically pursues various volunteering activities. For example, Su is a prominent volunteer of Future's Light Charity Group.

Striving towards a democratic Myanmar, Su Myat Noe was involved and participated in the 2012 by-election campaign in Meikhtila. Here she was part of the team of candidate U Win Htein. In 2014, Su Myat Noe was elected as a member of the Central Committee (CC) of NLD Youth. In her spare time, she enjoys reading books and doing volunteering activities whenever possible.