Scholarships

General Description:

 

Call for Applications

 

The Florence Borozan Memorial Award for Russian and Slavic Studies honors Florence Borozan, a distinguished alumna of the Russian and Slavic program at the University of Arizona.  This award is made possible by the most generous gift of an endowment created by Sam Borozan, Florence Borozan’s son.

Applicants must be full time undergraduate or graduate students with a minimum 3.0 GPA, making satisfactory progress toward their degree, and enrolled in coursework in Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona.  Incoming freshmen are not eligible to apply.

An award committee comprised of the Head of the Russian and Slavic Studies and faculty will review and select recipient(s).  The committee will evaluate each student based on academic merit and other relevant criteria.  Financial need is not a criterion for the award.

The number and amount of each award will be determined by available funds.  Award recipient(s) are eligible for renewal consideration if they continue to demonstrate satisfactory academic progress as defined by the eligibility criteria.  Scholarship awards are intended to pay toward the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, study abroad programs, academic research, or other academic related needs.

There is one award of $2000 available during the spring 2016 semester.

The 2016 application deadline is 4:00pm on April 21. 

Applications consist of a complete student application dossier (see below).  The student application dossier should be submitted to the Florence Borozan Memorial Award Coordinator, Holly Lysne (hblysne@email.arizona.edu, 3rd floor of the Learning Services Building).

The student application dossier should contain the following materials:

1.A completed cover sheet (click on scholarship title, packet is Word file at bottom of page).

2.A statement of purpose: This is a typed essay in English of 800 to 1000 words in length.  The essay should be in Times New Roman 12 point font and should be double-spaced.  It must be signed and dated by the applicant.  In your essay, explain your purpose(s) for studying Russian/Slavic language, literature, and culture and how this study fits into your intellectual interests, academic plans, and plans for life after graduation.

3.University of Arizona transcript (unofficial campus copy is acceptable) and transcripts from any other colleges or universities attended after high school graduation (official copies for transcripts from other institutions).

4.Two letters of recommendation:  Recommenders must submit a completed copy of the Florence Borozan Memorial Award Recommendation Form with their letter (see below).  Both letters of recommendation must be submitted to the Florence Borozan Memorial Award Coordinator [Holly Lysne, hblysne@email.arizona.edu, 3rd floor of the Learning Services Building] by the deadline indicated above.  If submitted in hard copy, recommendations must be submitted in sealed envelopes, with the author’s signature over the seal.  For all applicants, at least one of the recommendations must be from a faculty or staff member in Russian and Slavic Studies (RSSS) at the University of Arizona.

Value of Scholarship:

$2000.00

Who Can Apply?:

Applicants must be full time undergraduate or graduate students with a minimum 3.0 GPA, making satisfactory progress toward their degree, and enrolled in coursework in Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona. Incoming freshmen are not eligible to apply.

General Description:

The Teresa Polowy Memorial Scholarship Award honors Dr. Teresa Polowy, professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona.  During her twenty-five years of teaching at University of Arizona, Dr. Polowy worked with countless students, fostering interest and passion in Slavic languages and cultures. A pioneer in the fields of Russian literary studies and gender analysis, and an innovative teacher and inspiring mentor, Dr. Polowy encouraged her students to challenge themselves and actualize their potential.  The Russian and Slavic Studies Department at University of Arizona, along with countless friends and colleagues, honors Dr. Polowy’s legacy and the impact she made on our field and on the lives of those she knew through the Teresa Polowy Memorial Scholarship Award for undergraduate students.

 

Eligibility:

 

The 2016 application deadline is 4:00pm on March 10. 

Applications consist of a complete student application dossier (click through on Scholarship Title, scroll to bottom for complete Scholarship Packet).  The student application dossier should be submitted to the Teresa Polowy Memorial Scholarship Coordinator, Holly Lysne (hblysne@email.arizona.edu, 3rd floor of the Learning Services Building).

The student application dossier should contain the following materials:

1.A completed  cover sheet (click through on Scholarship Title, scroll to bottom for complete Scholarship Packet).

2.A statement of purpose: This is a typed essay in English of 800 to 1000 words in length.  The essay should be in Times New Roman 12 point font and should be double-spaced.  It must be signed and dated by the applicant.  In your essay, explain your purpose(s) for studying Russian language, literature, and culture and how this study fits into your intellectual interests, academic plans, and plans for life after graduation.

3.University of Arizona transcript (unofficial campus copy is acceptable) and transcripts from any other colleges or universities attended after high school graduation (official copies for transcripts from other institutions)

4.Two letters of recommendation:  Recommenders must submit a completed copy of the Teresa Polowy Memorial Scholarship Recommendation Form with their letter (see below).  Both letters of recommendation must be submitted to the Teresa Polowy Memorial Scholarship Coordinator [Holly Lysne, hblysne@email.arizona.edu, 3rd floor of the Learning Services Building] by the 4:00pm March 10 deadline.  Recommendations must be submitted in sealed envelopes, with the author’s signature over the seal.  For all applicants, at least one of the recommendations must be from a faculty or staff member in either Russian and Slavic Studies (RSSS) or Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS) at the University of Arizona.

The Teresa Polowy Memorial Scholarship award selection committee will consider all the information in the application dossier and the recommendations and will give preference to those who have taken RSSS 328, or have demonstrated active interest in the area of women in Russian literature in some other way, and who have declared a major in Russian and Slavic Studies (RSSS).  Awards will be announced in early April.

Value of Scholarship:

$500.00

Who Can Apply?:

The Teresa Polowy Memorial Scholarship Award provides money for University of Arizona tuition for undergraduate students currently enrolled at the University of Arizona who will be continuing in the University of Arizona in the next academic year and who have taken at least one course in Russian language, literature or culture at the time of their application.  $500 dollars will be awarded to a well-qualified student.

General Description:

Up to two graduate students of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona who are either participating in the Fall Student Showcase or presenting a paper at a local or regional conference or workshop will be awarded $150 each.

Funding for these awards has been provided by Russian and Slavic Studies MA alumnus, James Romenesko, who presented at a Fall Student Showcase and won a top award.

Eligibility:
  • ​Be an enrolled MA student in the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona
  • Submit a brief letter of support from a faculty member at UA
  • Submit a project/paper abstract to Dr. Grace Fielder, Director of Graduate Studies in RSSS
  • Submission must be completed 1 week prior to the Student Showcase (http://www.gpsc.arizona.edu) or conference/workshop deadline
  • Post-Showcase or conference/workshop summary will be sent to sponsor Mr. James Romenesko
Value of Scholarship:

2 - $150.00 awards

Who Can Apply?:

Enrolled graduate student in the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona

General Description:

The B.G. Thompson, Jr., Fund was created in 2012 for undergraduate majors and graduate students within the Department of Russian and Slavic Languages. The purpose of the fund is to assist students in defraying costs of study-abroad programs in Russia and intensive-language study in the US.  The fund was established to honor the memory of Tucson attorney and appraiser B.G. Thompson, Jr., whose daughter studied in and received her Master’s from the UA’s Department of Russian and Slavic Studies. Mr. Thompson was a welcoming host and friend to Russians he met in Tucson, and he continually encouraged his daughter over the course of her career in the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia.

The competitive Russian and Slavic Studies B.G. Thompson, Jr. Study Abroad Award Fund benefits UA undergraduate students who are declared majors in Russian and Slavic Studies and MA in Russian graduate students.

Up to two awards of $1,500.00 each, one to an undergraduate Russian major and one to an MA Russian graduate student may be awarded in the spring 2013 to participate in a UA approved study or internship abroad program in Russia, Eastern Europe, or Eurasia OR at intensive Russian or Slavic language summer study in the US.

Contributions: Suzanne Thompson Eanes and the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies created the Fund and have pledged to contribute annually to its maintenance and growth. 
Russian Department alumni, members of the community, and  other UA faculty members, are encouraged to donate to the B. G. Thompson, Jr., Fund.

Contact Information

leafgren@email.arizona.edu 

Dr. John Leafgren
Dept. of Russian and Slavic Studies
PO Box 210105
University of Arizona


Tucson, AZ 85721-0105
 
Eligibility:
  • 1 Year of Russian, 2 Years of Russian, 3 Years of Russian, 4 Years of Russian
  • 3.0 General GPA
  • Full-time Student
  • Full-time Graduate Student
  • Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
  • Russian and Slavic Studies Major
Value of Scholarship:

$1,500 each for 1 undergrad RSSS major and 1 RSSS grad student

Who Can Apply?:

Required: 

  1. A statement of intent (1-2 pages describing why you deserve and qualify for this award and how you plan to use it) including current cumulative GPA;
  2. TWO letters of recommendation from supporting faculty members;
  3. Complete an online application to study abroad on a UA approved study or internship abroad program at studyabroad.arizona.edu OR show evidence of a completed application to  an intensive summer language study program in the US.
  4. Applicants should have at least one academic year in residency left at UA before graduation at time of application; 
  5. Must be a declared major in Russian and Slavic Studies or be an MA in Russian student. Recipients must use the award the summer, fall, and/or spring immediately following date of the award. Please submit statement of intent, letter of recommendation, and complete your online application for study or internship abroad program no later than February 28, 2013, 5pm, to Holly Lysne  hblysne@email.arizona.edu) Learning Services Building 621-7385/621-9241 

Process and Selection
 


  • The B.G. Thompson, Jr. Study Abroad Award Fund Selection Committee announces a call for applications every academic year in early January. The Selection Committee reviews applications and meets in person once, no later than Friday, March 1, to make a final selection. The Selection Committee decides on the final number of awards based on the Fund’s balance and on the quality of applications. On any given year, the Selection Committee may decide not to give any award.  Awards are announced in early March.

 
UA Russian and Slavic Studies Study Abroad programs:
 
Arizona in Russia
summer, semester, and academic year programs in Moscow and St. Petersburg
Application deadlines:
Fall: June 15
Spring: Nov 1
Summer: Mar 15
 
Arizona in Ukraine
semester program in Kharkov, Ukraine
Application deadline: April 15
 
See Global Initiatives website at STUDYABROAD.ARIZONA.EDU for full information