To acknowledge the significant contributions of Ukrainian settlers in Alberta and to commemorate the Centennial of Ukrainian settlement in Canada and Alberta (1891-1991).
Value: Up to $25,000 - the scholarship covers educational costs (books and tuition), living costs, coverage of Alberta Health and Blue Cross, and one return airfare.
Eligibility: Two scholarships are available annually: one scholarship for a student from Ukraine to study in Alberta and one scholarship for a student from Alberta to study in Ukraine. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in full-time study at the graduate level. Aplicants must demonstrate proficiency in the use of the English/Ukraine language acceptable to the institution attended. Scholarships can be extended for a second year of study upon proof of satisfactory academic progress.
Selection: Recipients are chosen by a selection committee appointed by the Presidents of the universities in Alberta. Applicants are judged on previous academic accomplishments, program of study, appraiser's evaluations, answers to the essay question, and general impressions from the application form. While the field of study is open, preference may be given to students in Ukrainian language studies, Canadian Ukrainian studies, or areas of demonstrable benefits to either Alberta, Ukraine or both.