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2022 Scholarship Winners

Meet the 2022 Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) Scholarship Winners. Each year the Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) Scholarship awards academic scholarships to undergraduate college students of Ukrainian descent. This year the UAV awarded $6,000 to 12 students, each receiving $500.  Congratulations to the 2022 scholarship winners:

Talia Szozda (Connecticut) attends the University of Connecticut, where she is majoring in allied health sciences. This scholarship award was given to Talia by the Ukrainian National Federal Credit Union of New York.

Jared Michael Hrycak (New Jersey) attends the University of California, Riverside, where he is majoring in electrical engineering. This scholarship award was given to Jared by Post 40 (Florida) in memory of Atanas Kobryn.

Andriy V. Malyshchak (Texas) attends the University of Texas Austin, where he is majoring in aeronautical/astronautical engineering. This scholarship was provided to Andriy by UAV members in memory of Michael Demchak, past national scholarship officer.

Jared Jeffrey Roderick (Massachusetts) attends the University of Connecticut, where he is majoring in mathematics, statistics and economics.

Daniel Ihor Juzych (Michigan) attends Colby College, where he is majoring in biology and economics.

Anna Oksana Swindle (Pennsylvania) attends Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she is majoring in criminology.

Adrianna Elise Rudko (Connecticut) attends Three Rivers Community College, where she is majoring in architecture/criminal justice. This scholarship award was given to Adrianna by Roman Synychak of Florida.

Madeline Zetick (Pennsylvania) attends Temple University, where she is majoring in nursing. This scholarship award was given to Madeline by SUMA Yonkers Federal Credit Union($250), Ukrainian Selfreliance New England Credit Union ($150), and William Szozda ($100).

Cyril Raymond Sheptak (Pennsylvania) attends Wake Forest University, where he is majoring in accounting. This scholarship was given to Cyril by the UAV Ladies Auxiliary.

Elizabeth N. Kozachek (Massachusetts) attends Emmanuel College, where she is majoring in biology.

Anya S. Gulawsky (Michigan) attends Grand Valley State University, where she is majoring in kinesiology.

Victoria Olena Swindle (Pennsylvania) attends the University of Pittsburgh. She is enrolled in a master of arts degree program and is majoring in library and information science.

Thank You

The UAV National Scholarship Committee thanks all those individuals and organizations who donated to make the UAV scholarship awards a huge success.

The following individuals or groups donated $100 or more to the UAV in support of the scholarship awards:

  • Stephen Rudyk ($175)
  • Inia I. Tunstall ($150)
  • Rev. Dr. Ivan Kaszczak
  • Michael Mosyjowski
  • Don Wynnyczok
  • Walter Denysenko
  • Andrew Petrina
  • Jaroslaw Sywyj
  • Walter Zinych
  • Ihor Hron
  • Oleh Saciuk
  • Catherine A. Podadiuk
  • Motrja Fedorko
  • Askold D. Mosijczuk
  • Walter Kosogof
  • Marian Bojsiuk
  • Eugene Tomashosky
  • Roman Rondiak
  • Edward Zedick.

About the UAV Scholarship

Each year Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) scholarship winners are announced at the UAV annual convention. The UAV Scholarship Committee selects and awards scholarship money to undergraduate and graduate college students. The purpose of the scholarship award is to help students pay for tuition, books, and school supplies.

Students are required to write an essay (400-500 words) about a current military or popular topic.

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. To be eligible for a UAV scholarship, applicants must be descendants of or related to a Ukrainian American Veteran. Students should be full-time undergraduate college students enrolled in a degree program or attending an accredited trade school or institution that has a degree program.  Students may apply during their senior year in high school; college attendance will be verified before awards are given in the fall. Applications are accepted all year round, but the deadline is August 31 of each year. Additionally, undergraduate students may re-apply 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
(914) 965-3707