Scholarships

General Description:

SILLC Global Award Fund: Call for Applications

The application deadline is 5PM January 22, 2019

DESCRIPTION

The competitive SILLC Global Award Fund benefits UA undergraduate students in good standing who are declared majors in any of the SILLC disciplines. Recipients must use the award the summer, fall, and/or spring immediately following date of the award.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2019

Up to 2-3 awards of $1,500.00 - $2,000.00 each may be awarded in spring 2019 to participate in a UA-approved study or internship abroad program in summer 2019 or during AY 2019-2020. Please submit application materials no later than January 22, 2019, 5pm, to Ms. Stephanie Topete (stopetee@email.arizona.edu).

Eligibility:

  • The applicant must be a UA undergraduate student.

  • Must be a declared major in any of the following SILLC disciplines (minors are not eligible):

    • Africana StudiesClassics (Classical Civilization, Greek, or Latin)East Asian Studies (Includes Japanese and Chinese)French and Francophone StudiesGerman StudiesItalian StudiesReligious StudiesRussian and Slavic Studies

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

  • No less than one academic year in residency left at UA before graduation at time of application.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Statement of intent (1-2 pages)

    • Why do you qualify for this award? How do you plan to use it? Which UA-approved study or internship abroad program do you plan to pursue? How does this award apply to your long-term academic or professional goals? Describe any previous travel abroad experiences.

  • One letter of recommendation from supporting faculty member (Sent directly from the recommender to email listed above).

  • Unofficial UA Transcripts

Process and Selection

The SILLC Global Award Fund Selection Committee announces a call for applications every academic year in the fall. The Selection Committee reviews applications and meets in person once, no later than January 29, 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 late January or early February.

Who Can Apply?:

Eligibility:

  • The applicant must be a UA undergraduate student.
  • Must be a declared major in a SILLC discipline.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • No less than one academic year in residency left at UA before graduation at time of application.
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 $3000 available during the spring 2018 semester.

The 2018 application deadline is 4:00pm on March 16. 

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.  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:

$3000.00

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 2018 application deadline is 4:00pm on March 16. 

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.One letters of recommendation:  Recommenders must submit a completed copy of the Teresa Polowy Memorial Scholarship Recommendation Form with their letter (see below).  The letter 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 16 deadline. For all applicants, the recommendation 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 Studies. The purpose of the fund is to assist students in defraying costs of study-abroad programs in Russia, Eastern Europe or Eurasia or 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 graduate students in the Russian and Slavic Studies MA program.

An award of $1,500.00, to an undergraduate Russian major or to an MA Russian and Slavic Studies graduate student, may be awarded 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 during 2018.

Contributions:
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:
  • At least 1 Year of Russian
  • 3.0 General GPA
  • Full-time Student
  • Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Student
  • Russian and Slavic Studies Major or Graduate Student in the Russian and Slavic Studies MA Program
Value of Scholarship:

$1,500

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. A letter of recommendation from supporting faculty member;
  3. Applicants should have at least one academic year in residency left at UA before graduation at time of application; 
  4. Must be a declared major in Russian and Slavic Studies or be a Russian and Slavic Studies MA student. Recipients must use the award during 2018. Statement of intent and letter of recommendation must be submitted electronically or in hard copy, no later than November 15, 2017, 4pm, to Holly Lysne  hblysne@email.arizona.edu, third floor 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 fall semester. The Selection Committee reviews applications and meets in person once to make a final selection.  In any given year, the Selection Committee may decide not to give any award.  Awards are announced in early December.

Note that receiving the award will be contingent upon acceptance and enrollment in a UA approved study or internship abroad program or an intensive summer language study program in the US.