Scholarships

UCPBA Calgary scholarships are awarded yearly in May to deserving and qualified students who are residents of southern Alberta. Not all scholarships may be awarded in any given year.

The Osvita Academic Achievement Award for Adults

The Osvita Academic Achievement Award for Adults recognizes mature students participating in post-secondary or graduate studies with demonstrated academic achievement and whose initiatives have enriched the Ukrainian Canadian community. Award value: $1000

Eligibility criteria:

  • Southern Alberta resident
  • Letter of acceptance from accredited institution for graduate or second degree studies
  • High academic achievement verified with transcripts (if available)
  • Personal letter of intent – educational and vocational directions relating to studies
  • Specific examples of involvement in and enrichment of the Ukrainian community
  • 2 reference letters

The Osvita Academic Achievement Award for Youth

The Osvita Academic Achievement Award for Youth recognizes students with demonstrated academic achievement and whose initiatives have enriched the Ukrainian Canadian community. Award value: $1000

Eligibility criteria:

  • Southern Alberta resident
  • Youth 16-24 years of age
  • Letter of acceptance from an accredited institution (if available)
    High academic achievement verified with transcripts
  • Personal letter of intent – educational aspirations/career goals
  • Specific examples of applicant’s involvement in an enrichment of the Ukrainian community
  • 2 reference letters

The Newcomer Award

The Newcomer Award serves to provide financial assistance for training and education for new Canadians from Ukraine. Award value: $1000

Eligibility criteria:

  • Southern Alberta resident
  • Recent immigration to Canada (within the past 2 years)
  • Transcripts from recent studies or previous training programs (if available)
  • Proof of acceptance into an apprenticeship program or school courses
  • Personal letter of intent for use of funds and vocational direction
  • 2 reference letters

The John Karapinka Arts & Media Award

The award recognizes those persons demonstrating creativity and excellence in the arts. Eligible art forms include dance, vocal and instrumental music, visual arts, literature. Award value: $1000

Eligibility criteria:

  • Southern Alberta resident
  • Personal letter outlining artistic background and the contribution that the applicant’s participation in the chosen field of the arts has made to the Ukrainian and/or broader Canadian communities.
  • Portfolio sample of 2-3 items; if performing arts, reference the performances and/or send video
  • 2 reference letters

The UCPBA Calgary Language Award

The award serves to support students enrolled in Ukrainian language immersion programs offered through classes or distance learning. Award value: Up to $1000 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Southern Alberta resident
  • Personal letter of intent to participate
  • Letter of acceptance
  • 2 letters of reference

The Murray Copot Sports Award

The award recognizes individual achievement and excellence in sports. Award value: $1000

Eligibility criteria:

  • Southern Alberta resident
  • Exemplifies the spirit of commitment to athletics and to the Ukrainian community shown by UCPBA member Murray Copot
  • Personal letter outlining:
    1) Accomplishments/achievements within the chosen sport
    2) How participation in that sport has contributed to personal growth and development
    3) The positive impact participation and accomplishments in the sporting endeavor have had on the Ukrainian and/or broader Canadian communities
  • 2 reference letters

Guidelines

  1. Applicants must be residents of Southern Alberta, from Red Deer south.
  2. Applicants are eligible to reapply annually. However, any individual who has previously received any scholarship award from UCPBA is not eligible to receive a second award in any category.
  3. Applicants should be prepared to discuss if requested, any information provided as well as extracurricular activities, leadership experience, personal strengths/weaknesses, and career goals.
  4. Names of all award winners will be made public.
  5. Awards will be presented at the Annual Awards Dinner in May. Each recipient will be required to present a brief talk on their studies and/or involvement in the Ukrainian Canadian community.
  6. Scholarships have now been awarded for 2018. Deadline for 2019 applications: TBA
  7. Reference letters must be sent directly to the address below by the applicant’s references.
  8. Send completed application to [email protected] or by post to:

Chair, Scholarship Committee, UCPBA
P.O. Box 52003 Edmonton Trail
Calgary, AB
T2E 8K9

(Address as of February 2017)

Here is our scholarship information and application form in downloadable PDF format.

The application is not a fillable form. You will have to print it and then complete it.

UCPBA Calgary Scholarships Application Only

UCPBA Calgary Scholarships Information & Application

Previous Scholarship Recipients

2018

The Osvita Academic Achievement Award for Youth: Violeta Fulkner
The Osvita Academic Achievement Award for Adults: Ostap Fedynets
Joe Karapinka Arts & Media Award: Kristen Bushel

2017

The Osvita Youth Leadership Award: Viktor Pavlyshyn, Nicholas Perewernycky
The Osvita Academic Achievement Award for Adults: Michael Kuzmyn
Joe Karapinka Arts & Media Award: Yaroslav Khudych
UCPBA Newcomer Award: Andriy Kharchenko

2016

The Osvita Academic Achievement Award for Youth: Lykera Syrnick
The Osvita Youth Leadership Award: Kassandra Stefanyk
The Osvita Academic Achievement Award for Adults: Nataliia Ruban, Daena Diduck
UCPBA Calgary Arts Award: Yaroslav Khudych

2015

The Osvita Youth Leadership Award: Danylo Moussienko, Marissa Nahirney
The UCPBA Arts Award:
Taras Bohun
The Newcomer Award: Anna Zakharova

2014

The Osvita Academic Achievement Award for Youth: Ulyana Paliy
The Newcomer Award: Marianna Necheporenko
The Osvita Youth Leadership Award:
Solomia Harahuc, Bozhena Fedynets
The Murray Copot Sports Award:
Dan Zajac

2013

The Osvita Academic Achievement Award for Youth: Katrina Michailyk, Ksenia Mykula, Yaroslav Harahuc
The Newcomer Award: Olena Pavlyshyn
The Osvita Youth Leadership Award:
Christina Chumak
The UCPBA Arts Award:
Volodya Amiot
The Murray Copot Sports Award: Nick Josephs, Volodymyr Khudych, Lucas Makowsky

2011

The Osvita Academic Achievement Award for Youth: Kathryn Josephs, Anna Murynka
The Osvita Academic Achievement Award for Adults: Matthew Boyko
The Newcomer Award: Valentyna Maslieieva
The Osvita Youth Leadership Award:
Kathryn Owad
The UCPBA Arts Award:
Lesia Bdzel

2010

The Osvita Academic Achievement Award for Youth: Alexander Tkalych, Andrew Boyko
The Osvita Academic Achievement Award for Adults: Oleksandr Prysyazhny
The Osvita Youth Leadership Award: Yaryna Melnychuk


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