Dec 11, 2023


The Trajche Mukaetov Foundation has awarded 40 scholarships to students at the Faculty of Pharmacy and the Faculty of Medicine at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University from Skopje, for the sixteenth consecutive year. As required in the public call for applications, the Foundation’s Management Board selected the 2023/2024 academic year recipients from the shortlist proposed by the Scholarship Committees, composed of representatives of the Foundation, the two faculties, and the students.

The Trajche Mukaetov Foundation awarded 40 new scholarships for the new academic year, 20 of which to students at the Faculty of Pharmacy and 20 to students at the Faculty of Medicine at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University. As in previous years, the Foundation will also award a one-time €1,200 award in denars to the best students of the generation from both faculties.The winners of this award are Teodora Mazneva from the Faculty of Pharmacy (GPA 9.81) and Leonid Rene Tomas Karadjinov from the Faculty of Medicine (GPA 9.98 and scholarship recipient of the Trajche Mukaetov Foundation.)

"In these specific times that pose significant challenges, for both companies and individuals, and especially for young people, it is a privilege to contribute to a continuous positive narrative of education, commitment to science and outstanding achievements in the field of healthcare and pharmacy. We are particularly pleased that over the past 16 years the company has been part of the successful academic journeys of 659 scholarship recipients at the State University in Skopje who will contribute to the enhancement of the Macedonian healthcare and pharmacy. Education in these two domains is crucial, and the processes within our company demand a highly professional workforce. I am particularly delighted that, to date, 101 of the scholarship recipients have decided to start their professional career in one of our departments, where they can fully demonstrate their knowledge and capabilities. Being highly selective in recruitment and continuously investing in education, today Alkaloid can successfully compete in the global pharmaceutical market," said Mr. Zhivko Mukaetov, President of the Trajche Mukaetov Foundation and CEO of Alkaloid AD Skopje.

For the past sixteen years, the Trajche Mukaetov Foundation has awarded scholarships to 659 pharmacy and medicine students at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University from Skopje and invested nearly 130 million denars in scholarships and one-time monetary awards to the best students of the generation.

As of November 2022, the scholarships have been set at MKD 7,000 over a 12-month period, distributed evenly for both current and new scholarship recipients until they formally complete their studies.