State awards

Sports hope scholarship

Taking care of the development and popularization of sports, the Government of the Republic of Macedonia strives to get closer to the modern world standards for the promotion of sports in the country.

Sport as a need of every country has a dominant place in the interests of countries and has a great impact on the daily life of young people, especially towards the proper guidance and development of young people, psycho-physical development, their protection from addiction, prostitution, crime and other socio-pathological phenomena.

International category scholarship

The Agency for Youth and Sports in accordance with Article 50 of the Law on Sports (“Official Gazette of RM” no. 29/02, 66/04, 81/08, 18/11, 51/11 and 64/12), performs verification of sportsmen of international category.

Senior sportsmen, citizens of the Republic of Macedonia, based on the results achieved in a certain period of time, acquire the sports category status: International category sportsmen.

World category scholarship

The Agency for Youth and Sports in accordance with Article 50 of the Law on Sports (“Official Gazette of RM” no. 29/02, 66/04, 81/08, 18/11, 51/11 and 64/12), performs verification of world-class sportsmen.

Senior sportsmen, citizens of the Republic of Macedonia, based on the results achieved in a certain period of time, acquire the sports category: World category sportsman.

National sports recognition

The National Sports Recognition, popularly called the Sports Pension, is the highest sports title of an sportsman who has achieved sports results, as follows: for winning gold, silver and bronze medals, ie for winning first, second and third place at the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Chess Olympics, World and European Senior Championships in Olympic and Paralympic Sports.

National award "September 8"

The state award “September 8” recognizes sportsmen, coaches and sports workers for achievements in the field of sports.

Up to five awards can be given in one year, one of which is a lifetime achievement award for exceptional contribution to the development of sports, affirmation and promotion of the Republic of Macedonia internationally.