The Florence Borozan Memorial Award for Russian and Slavic Studies

 

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.

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.

Value of Scholarship: 

$2000.00

Number of Awards: 

One. 

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