Special Funds

The special fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus for the support of the talented youth was set up in accordance with Decree No.18 of the President of the Republic of Belarus of 12 January 1996 “On the special fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus for the support of the talented youth.”

For 24 years the special fund has provided prizes, scholarships and financial assistance to 4,184 citizens and 314 groups.

In line with Decree No. 199 signed by the President of Belarus on 26 April 2010, the Culture Ministry operates a data bank of talented youth. This data bank features people included in the special fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus for the social support of gifted students, as well as winners and prize holders of international and national art and creativity contests, television and radio projects. This data bank contains information on 2,182 young people.

The special fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus for the social support of gifted students was founded by Decree No. 19 signed by the Belarusian President on 12 January 1996.

Over 24 years, the fund has rewarded 38,065 school and university students, 3,848 educators and scholars who made a considerable contribution to nurturing young talents.

Scholarships of the President of the Republic of Belarus have been awarded to 6,804 students for excellent academic performance and participation in research activities of higher educational establishments.

A total of 1,173 students have become prize holders of the fund after winning international intellectual competitions. Of them 379 were university students and 794 were school students.