AMCA Toronto Scholarship 2014

It is my pleasure to announce that, due to the large number of highly qualified applicants this year, AMCA Toronto Board of Directors has decided to award two $500 bursaries, in addition to the two $1,000 scholarships. The recipients are as follows:

Mihael Plut, Vivodina, Croatia
Mihael completed his undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture at the University of Zagreb. He prepared his graduation thesis at the Institute of Applied and Theoretical Mechanics of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Czech Republic. He has been accepted to the Erasmus Mundus program with a double degree in Wind Physics at the DTU Copenhagen, Denmark and at the Universität von Oldenburg, Germany.

Aleksandra Srša Benko, Newmarket, Ontario
Aleksandra, after completing her studies of French and Spanish languages and literature, obtained her master’s degree at the University of Zagreb with high GPA. Currently she is a student of the second year of doctoral studies in Linguistics at the University of Zagreb. She speaks fluently seven languages and has presented her works at various congresses and seminars, including the 60th Anniversary of Croatian Academy of America.


Catherine Klostrenac, Unionville, Ontario
Catherine is a third year student at Ryerson University working towards an undergraduate degree in Business Management majoring in Marketing and minoring in Entrepreneurship and Strategy. Within the university she is heavily involved in extracurricular student groups and currently holds the title of President of Real Estate Ryerson. From grade 10 until her second year of university, she maintained two part time jobs.

Filip Rupčić-Polgar, Zagreb, Croatia
Filip is a student of the third year of the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University of Zagreb. He is a two time Dean Award winner. In addition to his volunteer work, this summer he is attending professional development courses at the Institute of Seismic Engineering at the University of Saint Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, Macedonia.

Congratulations to the recipients and we wish them continued success in their future endeavors. We invite all those who did not receive a scholarship this year, to apply again in 2015.

Krešimir Mustapić, P.Eng.,
President, AMCA Toronto