UNA SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

The Ukrainian National Association offers a variety of scholarship and award options for its student members pursuing higher education. We encourage students to apply for the scholarships and/or awards for which they feel they are most qualified.

These scholarships and awards include:

  1. UNA Heritage Scholarships funded by the UNA ($1,000 each)
  2. UNA Special Scholarships funded by specific benefactors:
    • Joseph and Dora Galandiuk Scholarship ($2,000)
    • Drs. Maria, Dmytro and Olha Jarosewycz Scholarship ($1,000)
    • Vera Stangl Scholarship ($750)
    • Philadelphia District Stefan Hawrysz Scholarship ($750)
    • Joseph Wolk Scholarship ($750)
    • Ukrainian National Home Corp. of Blackstone, Mass., Scholarships ($500 each)
  3. Monetary awards based on a student’s year of study

The application deadline for all scholarships and awards is June 1.

UNA Heritage Scholarship Application

FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS

The UNA introduced five $1,000 UNA Heritage Scholarships to celebrate its 125th anniversary and to recognize the UNA’s role in insuring our community in the past, today and in the future.
Eligibility
A UNA Heritage Scholarship applicant must:

  • Have been an active, premium-paying UNA member for at least two years by June 1 of the filing year
  • Have a policy valued at a minimum of $5,000 during the last two years (Term Life policies excluded)
  • Be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited junior college, college or university on a full-time or part-time basis in the United States or Canada

Applications

The application for a UNA Heritage Scholarship must be completed in its entirety, signed and dated, and postmarked no later than June 1.

The following must be submitted along with the application:

  • Transcripts of grades from the most recent fall and spring semesters
  • Passport-size photo of the student
  • Essay of 400-500 words on one of these topics:
    – How does being of Ukrainian/American/Canadian heritage benefit and/or challenge your personal future in an increasingly diverse global context?
    – How do our Ukrainian heritage, traditions, institutions/organizations contribute to our society in North America?
    – Why is the UNA relevant to our community into the future?

UNA Heritage Scholarships are granted for one academic year only; for renewal of a scholarship, a new application and updated documents must be submitted.

Students can file for multiple scholarships offered by the UNA if they meet the eligibility requirements.

    Criteria used by UNA Scholarship Committee in reviewing applicants:

  • Academic achievement
  • Community and college activity
  • Awards and honors
  • Content of essay

For complete details and applications, please call the UNA Fraternal Department – Scholarships at 800-253-9862, ext. 3035.

Download the application for a UNA Heritage Scholarship by clicking here..

Incomplete and/or late applications will automatically be disqualified

UNA Special Scholarship Application

FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

The UNA offers six Special Scholarships:

Joseph and Dora Galandiuk Scholarship
  • One $2,000 scholarship for a student excelling in the sciences or accounting
  • College students who are freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply
Drs. Maria, Dmytro and Olha Jarosewycz Scholarship
  • One $1,000 scholarship for a student of Ukrainian heritage excelling in his/her studies
  • College students who are freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply
Vera Stangl Scholarship
  • One $750 scholarship for a student of Ukrainian heritage studying journalism or nature/wildlife
  • College students who are freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply
Philadelphia District Stefan Hawrysz Scholarship ($750)
  • One $750 scholarship for a Philadelphia District Branch member (Philadelphia branches that qualify are 10, 83, 153, 162, 163, 173, 362, 397, and 501)
  • College students who are freshman, sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply
Joseph Wolk Scholarship
  • One $750 scholarship for a student of Lemko heritage
  • High school seniors and college students who are freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply
Ukrainian National Home Corp. of Blackstone, Mass., Scholarships
  • Multiple $500 scholarships for students who are residents of the New England area and members of New England UNA Branches
  • High school seniors and college students who are freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply

Applicants must indicate on their application for which UNA Special Scholarship(s) they wish to apply.

Eligibility
A UNA Special Scholarship applicant must:

  • Have been an active, premium-paying UNA member for at least two years by June 1 of the filing year
  • Have a policy valued at a minimum of $5,000 during the last two years (Term Life policies excluded)
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Canada

Applications

The application for a UNA Special Scholarship must be completed in its entirety, signed and dated, and postmarked no later than June 1.

The following must be submitted along with the application:

  • Transcript of grades from the most recent fall and spring semesters
  • Passport-size photo of the student
  • Biographical essay of 400-500 words

UNA Special Scholarships are granted for one academic year only; for renewal of a scholarship, a new application and updated documents must be submitted.
Students can file for multiple scholarships offered by the UNA if they meet the eligibility requirements.

Criteria used by UNA Scholarship Committee in reviewing applicants:

  • Academic achievement
  • Community and college activity
  • Awards and honors
  • Content of essay

For complete details and applications, please call the UNA Fraternal Department – Scholarships at 800-253-9862, ext. 3035.

Download the application for scholarships by clicking here.

Incomplete and/or late applications will automatically be disqualified.

UNA Award Application

FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

UNA Awards are granted upon completion of the senior year of high school and during the freshman, sophomore and junior years of college.

Students receive a monetary award depending on their year of study: freshmen receive the lowest award amounts, while seniors receive the highest awards. Amounts awarded by the UNA Scholarship Committee depend on the availability of UNA funds in any given year.

Eligibility
A UNA Award applicant must:

  • Have been an active, premium-paying UNA member for at least two years by June 1 of the filing year
  • Have a policy valued at a minimum of $5,000 during the last two years (Term Life policies excluded)
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Canada

Applications
The application for a UNA award must be completed in its entirety, signed and dated, and postmarked no later than June 1.

The following must be submitted along with the application:

  • Transcript of grades from the most recent fall and spring semesters
  • Passport-size photo of the student

UNA Awards are granted for one academic year only; for renewal of an award, a new application and updated documents must be submitted.

For complete details and applications, please call the UNA Fraternal Department – Scholarships at 800-253-9862, ext. 3035.

Download the application for UNA Awards by clicking here..

Incomplete and/or late applications will automatically be disqualified.

Community

When you purchase a policy with the UNA, you become a member of an organization that has been committed, since its inception, to giving back to the community. We support various cultural and educational programs, such as scholarships for deserving student members. As a fraternal benefit society, our earnings are reinvested for the benefit of our members. Remember our motto: UNA and the community – partners for life!

Newspapers

The UNA publishes two newspapers: Svoboda in the Ukrainian language (published since 1893) and The Ukrainian Weekly in English (published since 1933).

Both papers have reputations of being top-quality, well-respected news sources about events and happenings in Ukraine and Ukrainian communities throughout the world. Mail and online subscriptions are available. For additional information, please visit the websites of Svoboda and The Ukrainian Weekly.

Soyuzivka Heritage Center

Nestled in the mountains of beautiful New York state, the Soyuzivka Heritage Center offers visitors a unique experience by immersing them in a Ukrainian environment.

Through workshops, seminars, camps, festivals, art shows, concerts and a host of other activities, you can expand your knowledge of the rich Ukrainian heritage and traditions.  In addition, Soyuzivka Heritage Center serves as a wonderful gathering place to meet with old friends and form new friendships.

For additional information, please visit the Soyuzivka website.

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