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Recipients share their feelings of gratitude and encouragement

Yulia Ivankiv

Recipient of the Anna Babych Scholarship

Human Rights Law

“I am convinced that people who invest in UCU’s students are both the catalysts for, and recipients of, a deep well of gratitude. We who have been helped feel, in turn, boundless gratitude and a moral obligation to help others in the future. Ukraine has no institution like UCU.”

UCU foundation scholarship recipient Yulia Ivankiv
UCU Foundation scholarship recipient Vasyl Budz

Vasyl Budz

Recipient of the Serednycky Family Scholarship

Social Work

“UCU is a space and a community where people learn to think, dream, and reach incredible heights. Thanks to this space, I personally grow every day and contribute to the development of my local and global society. I sincerely believe that being part of this community is not just a choice, but a vocation and a responsibility.”

Diana Obidniak

Recipient of the Scholarship in memory of John and Stephanie Slonsky

Social Work

“UCU provides me with all of the knowledge and skills I need to be a good professional in my field of study and also to face the difficulties we have today to rebuild Ukraine.”

Diana Obidniak
Olena Bulenok

Olena Bulenok

Recipient of the Vera Andrushkiv Scholarship

Media Communications

“Supporting students is not only generous but also a bold decision that truly changes lives. I am grateful for this scholarship assistance because this is how we young people have the opportunity to build our professional future with the UCU community — a community of free, energetic and knowledgeable individuals.”

This support also means responsibility, because it gives me a chance, and it gives me strength, and therefore, I have no right to fail.”

Sofia Dobosh

Recipient of the Marko and Lori Dawn Horb Scholarship

Social Work

“I am committed to excelling in my studies and pursuing my dream of contributing to the development of Ukraine, despite the challenges. I hope to have the opportunity to personally express my gratitude to you and to share my accomplishments with you.

I am particularly passionate about helping orphaned children, many of whom have lost their parents due to the ongoing conflict. I aspire to bring happiness and stability into their lives by providing them with access to quality education and ensuring a promising future by facilitating their entry into their chosen professions.”

Sofia Dobosh
Nadiya Khamulyak

Nadiya Khamulyak

Recipient of the Drs. Vassyl Lonchyna and Roksolana Tymiak-Lonchyna Scholarship

Physical and Occupational Therapy, Master’s Program

“I am very grateful to receive your scholarship. Your assistance inspires me to help others, and I hope that in the future I will also be able to help other students financially, in order to give the best leading Ukrainian professionals a chance!”

Anastasiia Senyk

Recipient of the John Mucha Scholarship

Computer Science

“I am a computer science student, and I am in love with my specialty. Being able to create and implement so many different tools amazes me every day.

The war in Ukraine changed a lot of things. I closely connect my academic life with volunteering. My friends and I often spent our days weaving camouflage nets for the military, helping with humanitarian aid, or going to borders to help refugees.

This scholarship gives me faith and inspiration to continue developing and improving myself and the society in which I live.”

Anastasiia Senyk
Yaroslav-Yuriy Makar

Yaroslav-Yuriy Makar

Recipient of the Andrew and Katya Bamber Scholarship

History Program, PhD

“During my graduate studies, my goal is to conduct research and write a doctoral dissertation on the patrician families who lived in Lviv in the 17th century. Since the Russian aggression, I have been actively involved in volunteering in my city, helping displaced people, and working as a translator at the Israeli Field Hospital for Refugees. I promise that I will work hard to meet your expectations, and I hope to help students in the future as you help me now.”

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