The UNWLA is committed to fostering interest in Ukrainian studies in the United States.  We are pleased to offer the UNWLA Eva Staszkiw Memorial Scholarship to the latter.

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About Mrs. Eva Staszkiw

The American shore welcomed Eva Staszkiw in 1910. Like many young immigrants before her, she was unable to get a better education, but always valued it and understood how empowering it could be in a young person’s life. 

Eva Staszkiw was a member of UNWLA Branch 26 in Detroit. After her husband’s death, she moved to Miami and joined Branch 17. A devoted soyuzianka and advocate for educational opportunities, Staszkiw was committed to supporting those who wanted to pursue Ukrainian studies. “We desperately need them now,” she used to say. “We need young educated people able to share the truth about Ukraine everywhere.” In the late 50ties, Staszkiw generously supported UNWLA Scholarship Fund. When she died, the Ukrainian National League of America was honored to receive a final act of Eva Staszkiw’s love for Ukraine. She donated her life savings to the UNWLA to further expand support of Ukrainian studies.

Call for Applications

Eligible students are invited to prepare an application for the Eva Staszkiw Scholarship. One selected student will be awarded $3000 to support their educational expenses. Applications must be submitted by June 1 of the current year, by 11:59 PM EST. Applicants will be notified of their status by August 31 same year.


  1. Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. college or university for the Fall semester;
  2. Applicants must enroll in a class that furthers the student’s knowledge of Ukrainian culture, history, language, literature, or other academic areas related to Ukraine;
  3. Applicants must reside in the U.S;
  4. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the end of the year.

How To Apply

Required Application Components
A complete application consists of the components listed below. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Checklist

☐ Completed application form

☐ Responses to six short-answer essay questions 

☐ A letter of recommendation from a current UNWLA member

☐ One-page resume

☐ Unofficial or official transcript OR acceptance letter