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About the Vovk Foundation

The Vovk Foundation’s vision and initiatives are to provide opportunities for students, entrepreneurs, and engineers/scientists to advance their work and studies in the face of the unjustified and brutal invasion of Ukraine by the nation of russian terrorists.  

The Vovk Foundation honors the memory of two patriarchs:   Ivan Vovchuk, noted scholar, writer and leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) and his son Andrew, an accomplished engineer and technologist.


Working in partnership with the UNWLA, the Vovk Foundation has created a permanently endowed scholarship for students of Ukrainian heritage studying technology, engineering, arts and humanities.


Vovk Foundation and UNWLA invite all eligible students to apply for scholarships every year beginning in March with the deadline set on June 1st. One selected student will be awarded $4000 to support their educational expenses. The applicants are to be notified of their status by August 31 of the same year.


Vovk/UNWLA Scholarship award will be granted to 

  1. persons of Ukrainian descent, including Ukrainian Americans, who have completed their freshman year at an accredited university.  
  2. They will be full-time students, and will maintain a GPA of no less than 3.5.  
  3. This scholarship will be available to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students in the following fields:
    • Engineering
    • Physical and Natural Sciences
    • Medicine
    • Law
    • Business
    • Music/Creative Arts
  4. Applicants must reside in the U.S;
  5. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the end of the year when the application is submitted.

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 four short-answer essay questions

One-page resume

☐ Unofficial or official transcript OR acceptance letter