The Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) scholarship operating procedures include both student application procedures and scholarship committee procedures.
The mission of the Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) Scholarship Fund is to award deserving full-time undergraduate college students scholarship money to help pay for tuition, books or school supplies.
Student Application Procedures
- Download an application from the UAV website and complete the application form
- Write an article (400-500 words) on one of the current assigned military topics
- Provide a high-quality digital photo of yourself
- Submit application, essay and photo prior to annual deadline; the deadline to submit an application is 31 August of each year
- Student can apply in their senior year of high school; college attendance will be verified in the fall semester
- Undergraduate college students who are descendants or related to Ukrainian American Veterans are eligible to apply
- 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
- Students may apply up to four times during their undergraduate college career
Scholarship Committee Duties
The Scholarship Committee consists of a National Scholarship Officer and four committee members. Duties include
- Maintain bank accounts in a certificate of deposit (CD), savings, and checking
- Prepare mailings that are sent to all UAV members each year
- Read applications and essays and then select scholarship recipients who will receive monetary awards
- Determine the amount of each award
Scholarship Committee Procedures
These are the main criteria to consider when deciding how much to award scholarship recipients.
- Read and evaluate essays
- Consider extracurricular activities such as sports participation, community service and participation in Ukrainian organizations
- Give at least one award for $500, if possible
- Prior to awarding a scholarship, verify student attendance for the fall semester; check transcript; speak to parents at home address to verify attendance; confirm veteran connection
- Send congratulatory letter and check after the UAV National Convention in the fall
- Write an article about the scholarship recipients and send pictures to The Ukrainian Weekly, UAV Tribune and UAV Webmaster for publication
- Identify and contact potential donors for the UAV scholarship fund
- Those who contribute $250 or more may have an award given or mentioned in their name
- Awards may be designated for recipients from a specific city, state or other geographic area
- Solicit UAV members for donations to the UAV scholarship fund
- Prepare quarterly reports for the UAV National Executive Board meetings
- Prepare annual report at the UAV National Convention
- Send receipts to donors of the scholarship fund
After weighing the listed criteria and any other influencing factor(s), the scholarship committee will make the final decision about awards.