Scholarship Fund

A new scholarship application form was uploaded on 30 August 2021.  You do not need to complete a new form if you have already completed your application using the old form.  The new form adds questions to allow graduate students to apply.

Scholarship Criteria

The Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) scholarship committee awards scholarship money to college students who are descendants or relatives of Ukrainian American Veterans, including Members-at-Large (MAL). Applicants must show that you are a descendant or relative of a current or past UAV member.

Both full-time undergraduate students as well as full/part-time graduate students may apply. Undergraduate applicants must be full-time matriculated students in a degree program; students from accredited trade schools or institutions (mechanical or culinary arts school) are also eligible to apply. Graduate students do not need to be enrolled full-time.

Students must fill-out an application, write an essay on one of the topics listed on the application form, and send a current college schedule by mail to the postal address listed on the application form. Students also need to send a digital headshot photo to the email address listed on the application form.

Scholarships are awarded annually.

Undergraduate students may reapply for scholarship awards up to four times during their undergraduate college years, while graduate students are eligible for two scholarship awards.

Students are required to write an essay (400-500 words, double spaced) on one of the topics listed on the application form.

Scholarship Eligibility

Eligibility is listed on the UAV Scholarship Operating Procedures page.

Application Deadline

UAV scholarship applications are accepted year-round, but the deadline for each year is 31 August.


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

Contact information

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