Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Criteria

The Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) scholarship committee awards scholarship money to undergraduate college students who are descendants or relatives of Ukrainian American Veterans.

Additionally, full-time or part-time graduate students can apply. Graduate students need not supply high school or undergraduate college records only current graduate class schedule. Undergraduates can apply 3 times and graduate students once.

Scholarships are awarded annually.

Students are required to write an essay (400-500 words, double spaced) about a current military or popular topic. Students must choose any one of the following topics to write their essay:

  • war on terrorism
  • what the American flag means to me
  • negative effects of wars on American veterans
  • Russian aggression on sovereign countries
  • Ukrainian-American veteran contributions to America‚Äôs wars

To be eligible for a UAV education scholarship, applicants must be descendants or related to a Ukrainian American Veteran and must be a full-time matriculated college student in a degree program. Additionally, students from accredited trade schools or institutions that have degree programs are eligible as well. Students may apply while in their senior year of high school. College attendance will be verified before the awards are given in the fall semester.

Application Deadline

UAV scholarship applications are accepted year-round, but the deadline for each year is on the last day of August. Moreover, students may reapply for scholarship awards up to four times during their undergraduate college years.


The Ukrainian American Veterans sincerely thank all those individuals and organizations who donate to the scholarship fund. Without your generous support this program would not be possible. A special acknowledgment and appreciation is extended to the UAV National Ladies Auxiliary and Ukrainian American Club of Palm Beaches for their never-ending support of the UAV Scholarship Fund. Businesses/corporations, community organizations and individuals wanting to make a donation should make their check payable to UAV Scholarship Fund. You may also make a secure, online donation via PayPal. Those who contribute $100 or more will be recognized or have an award given in their name.

If you itemize your deductions, you may be able to deduct charitable contributions of money or property made to qualified organizations. Only donations actually made before the close of the tax year would be eligible. We suggest you contact your tax adviser or accountant or visit the IRS website for more information.

Committee Members

  • Nicholas Skirka, Chairman
  • John Galik
  • Maksym Makarczuk
  • Peter Olijarczyk
  • Russel Olijarczyk

Contact information

Nicholas Skirka
109 Windsor Terrace
Yonkers, N.Y., 10701