Scholarships

General Description:

Buchheim Scholarship

Call for Applications

 

The Russian and Slavic Studies Department and the School of Government and Public Policy invite applications for the Robert W. Buchheim Scholarship. This award is for UA undergraduates who are declared majors in Russian and Slavic Studies and the School of Government and Public Policy (Criminal Justice Studies, Political Science, Law, Public Management & Policy).

 

The 2019 application deadline is April 12. 

One award of up to $1,000.00, to a student majoring in Russian and Slavic Studies and the School of Government and Public Policy, may be awarded in 2019. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate an interest in working in the Foreign Service or a comparable area of work.

Interested applicants should submit the following materials to Ms. Holly Lysne: hblysne@email.arizona.edu

  1. A statement of intent (1-2 pages describing why you deserve and qualify for this award), including current cumulative GPA
  2. One letter of recommendation from a supporting faculty member
  3. Unofficial transcript

Please ask your faculty recommender to submit a letter of recommendation by email to Ms. Holly Lysne hblysne@email.arizona.edu. The award recipient will be informed in April. 

This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Helen and Robert Buchheim. 

Value of Scholarship:

One award of up to $1,000

Who Can Apply?:

This award is for UA undergraduates who are declared majors in Russian and Slavic Studies and the School of Government and Public Policy (Criminal Justice Studies, Political Science, Law, Public Management & Policy).

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 and 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.

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 applications.  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 are up to two awards of $2500 each available during the spring 2019 semester.

The 2019 application deadline is 4:00pm on February 11. 

Applications consist of a complete student application.  The student application should be submitted by email to the Florence Borozan Memorial Award Coordinator, Holly Lysne hblysne@email.arizona.edu

The student application should contain the following materials:

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. Two letters of recommendation:  Both letters of recommendation must be submitted by email to the Florence Borozan Memorial Award Coordinator Holly Lysne, hblysne@email.arizona.edu, 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.
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 the University of Arizona, Dr. Polowy worked with countless students, fostering interest and passion in Slavic languages and cultures. The Russian and Slavic Studies Department at the 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.

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. An award of $1000 may be awarded to a well-qualified student in 2019.

The 2019 application deadline is 4:00 pm on February 11. 

Applications consist of a complete student application dossier (see below).  The student application dossier should be submitted to the Teresa Polowy Memorial Scholarship Coordinator, Holly Lysne by email hblysne@email.arizona.edu

The student application dossier should contain the following materials:

  1. 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. 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.
  2. University of Arizona transcript: unofficial campus copy is acceptable
  3. One letter of recommendation: Have your recommender send their letter of reference by email to the Teresa Polowy Memorial Scholarship Coordinator, Holly Lysne hblysne@email.arizona.edu

The Teresa Polowy Memorial Scholarship award selection committee will consider all the information in the application dossier. Preference will be given to students majoring in Russian and Slavic Studies and those who have taken RSSS 328 and/or have demonstrated active interest in the area of gender and Slavic Studies.  Awards will be announced in February.

 

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:

Call for Applications
The Russian and Slavic Studies B. G. Thompson, Jr., Study Abroad Award Fund benefits UA students who are declared majors in Russian and Slavic Studies and graduate students in the MA Russian program. 

The 2019 application deadline is March 15. 

One award of up to $1,500.00, to undergraduate or graduate students, may be awarded in 2019 to participate in a UA-approved study-abroad or internship program in Russia, Eastern Europe, or Eurasia OR for intensive Russian or Slavic language summer study in the US.

Applications consist of a complete student application dossier (see below).  The student application dossier should be submitted to the Scholarship Coordinator, Holly Lysne by email hblysne@email.arizona.edu

The student application dossier should contain the following materials:

  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. One letter of recommendation from a supporting faculty member.
  3. Evidence of a completed online application to study abroad on a UA-approved study-abroad or internship 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. Applicants must be a declared major in Russian and Slavic Studies or be a student in the MA Russian program.

Recipients must use the award during 2019. Please ask your faculty recommender to submit a letter of recommendation by email to Ms. Holly Lysne hblysne@email.arizona.edu. The award recipient will be informed in March.  The actual award will be made after the student has been accepted for the study abroad or intensive summer language program and has completed the enrollment process.

The B.G. Thompson, Jr., Fund was established in 2012 to honor the memory of Tucson attorney and appraiser B.G. Thompson, Jr., whose daughter 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.

 
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