On November 19, 1998, the Albanian American Student Organization (AASO) was established at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan to advance the spirit of higher education within the Albanian community of metro Detroit. Since then, AASO chapters have been established at other universities and continues to grow . In keeping with that spirit, the Gjergj Kastrioti Scholarship Fund (GKS) was formed. The continuous efforts of the these organizations and generous contributions of the Albanian community make this fund possible. GKS urges all eligible students to apply for this scholarship and inform other students of its existence as it continues to reach for its goal of nationwide coverage. GKS also encourages you to contact the AASO to see if it can help you in any way during your educational experience. Ultimately , the advancement of our ethnicity is contingent upon the will of our people to embrace that which no man, institution, or government can take away– knowledge.



• Any student attending or planning to attend an accredited four-year Michigan university pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree. (List can be found here)

• Full time enrollment (12 or more credit hours) for Fall and/or Winter semester

• Albanian Ethnicity of 50% or more.

• Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.


An essay is required as part of this application, please upload a word document less than 500 words. The questions is as follows:

Describe a time within the last year you had to overcome a significant obstacle and how did you handle it. What was the outcome? In this question, feel free to discuss when things did not go as planned and what you learned.




This application must include an online transcript from the most recent school attended and a copy of IRS 1040 Income Tax Return for the Head of Household by uploading copies of each (see below). These documents can be scanned or a picture to be uploaded.

Please note we are a financial need and academic based scholarship, which means both of these will be utilized in the final determination.


This application must be completed online on or before June 30th of this calendar year.

There is no application fee for this Scholarship.


Use the link below to submit your application. Please prepare all of the required documents stated above first before beginning this process. Your privacy is assured by the fact that the form is submitted and reviewed only on secure connections from an encrypted database.


You can contact us via email, thegksf@gmail.com


Application is now closed, students should expect an answer by end of August, with funds being distributed each semester.