Scholarship Winners

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The Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) held their 69th Annual National Convention in Chicago, Illinois, October 13-15, 2016. Each year the recipients of the UAV Scholarship Awards are announced at the annual convention. The UAV Scholarship Committee selects and awards scholarship money to undergraduate college students. The purpose of the scholarship award is to help students pay for books or school supplies.

Students are required to write an essay (400-500 words) about a current military or popular topic. The topic for 2016 was “What role or strategy should the United States take in its continued efforts in the war on terrorism?”

2016 Scholarship Winners

Eight scholarships were awarded in 2016:

  1. Mark Frederick Lewis (FL), who attends Florida Atlantic University and majoring in Criminal Justice received the UAV Post 40 award of $500.
  2. Anna Terrebetzky (NY) received the UAV Ladies Auxiliary award of $400, she attends Hunter College and majors in English.
  3. Alexander Geba (MA) received $300, he attends Bridgewater State University and majors in Marketing.
  4. Anjelika Kuziv (IL) attends the University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign and majors in Biology. She received $200.
  5. Christina Nadia Vosbikian (PA) attends Princeton University and majors in Public and International Affairs. He received $200.
  6. Christina Sophia Bej (MI) attends Oakland University and majors in Actuarial Science.  She received $200.
  7. Brandon Paul Hrycak (NJ) attends California State University Chico and majors in Computer Information Systems.  He received $200.
  8. Chloe Diakiwsky (PA) attends Penn State University and majors in Veterinary and Biomedical Science. She received $200.
Mark Frederick Lewis Anna Terrebetzky Alexander Geba Anjelika Kuziv
Christina Nadia Vosbikian Christina Sophia Bej Brandon Paul Hrycak Chloe Diakiwsky

The UAV Scholarship committee thanks all those who have contributed to the Scholarship fund. Next year, there will be a $500 award in memory of Michael Demchuk who started the UAV Scholarship Fund in 1992. Mike passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 6, 2015.

How to Apply

Students interested in applying for the UAV Scholarship Award should fill-out an application, send their college transcript, write an essay on this year’s military topic, and email a high-quality digital picture. Applications are available on the UAV website. To be eligible for a UAV scholarship, applicants must be descendants of or related to Ukrainian American Veterans.  Students should be full-time undergraduate college students in a degree program or attending an accredited trade school or institution that has a degree program.  Students can apply during their senior year in high school; college attendance will be verified before the awards are given in the fall semester. Applications are accepted all year round with the deadline being August 31 of each year. Additionally, undergraduate students may reapply for a scholarship award each year (up to 4 years).

Applications for the scholarship should be sent to

UAV National Scholarship Officer
Nicholas Skirka
109 Windsor Terrace
Yonkers, NY 10701

For additional information, readers may email or call at (914) 965-3707.