On November 17, 2010, the Government of Serbia Fund for Young Talents released the list of candidates which will be provided scholarships to study abroad in 2010/2011.
Amongst the 323 students who fulfilled all the conditions set by the Fund and who will receive financial support, are the two PEXIM Cambridge scholars from Serbia: Borjan Lazarevic and Marko Jevremovic. All of 323 students will receive a scholarship in the amount of 597,000 Serbian dinars (RSD), which is about 5,570 EUR (4,700 GBP). In case of Mr. Lazarevic and Mr. Jevremovic, this money will be deducted from their PEXIM Cambridge scholarship, and will be used for next generation of Serbian students who enrolled to Cambridge. This significant contribution from the Fund for Young Talents will result in more students being offered a PEXIM Cambridge Scholarship next year and is a true sign of private public partnership forged between the PEXIM Foundation and the Government of Serbia Ministry of Youth and Sports. This partnership rests upon shared vision that talented students should be supported in their effort to obtain undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the leading universities in the world in order to perpetuate the advancement of their country. Both the PEXIM Foundation and the Fund for Young Talents strive to develop leaders who are prepared to dedicate their knowledge, experience and skills to improve their country’s capacity for political, social and economic development in order to compete effectively in the global market.
Since 2008, when the Fund for Young Talents was established within the Ministry of Youth and Sports, more than 4,000 young people from Serbia were supported with about 10 million EUR invested into their education.