Graduate Scholarships

Our department offers or sponsors several scholarships around an array of criteria to enable more opportunities and more experiences to be available to our students.

How to Apply?

All applicants must submit a Statement of Purpose and one Letter of Recommendation by sending documents to hctrslv25@arizona.edu. Please include your name and the name of the award in your subject line. 

For those who provide recommendation, please include student's name in your subject line.


B.G. Thompson, Jr. Study Abroad Award Fund

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.

Value of Scholarship: one award of $2,000

Eligibility

  • Have at least one academic year in residency left at UA before graduation at time of application
  • Must be a declared major in Russian and Slavic Studies or be a student in the MA Russian program
  • Have applied or been accepted into a Study Abroad program

Application deadline: February 7, 2023


The Florence Borozan Memorial Award for Russian and Slavic Studies

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.

Value of Scholarship: two awards of up to $1,400 

Eligibility

  • 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

Application deadline: February 7, 2023

Valentin and Evgenia Dunkel Award for Russian and Slavic Studies

The purpose of this award is for students to develop a research project in the context of an independent study that is focused on a specific area of Russian culture. Students interested in applying should propose a project on an artifact / topic of Russian culture including, but not limited to: Russian painting, architecture, decorative arts, photography, theatre, industrial design or musical composition.

This award was made possible thanks to a gift in honor of Valentin and Evgenia Dunkel.

Value of Scholarship: two awards of $1,700

Eligibility

  • UA students majoring or minoring in Russian and Slavic Studies (full-time juniors or seniors) and graduate students are eligible to apply.
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be considered for this award.

Application deadline: February 7, 2023

Alex and Mary Tsien Dunkel Award for Russian and Slavic Studies

The purpose of this award is to support graduate students studying in Russian and Slavic Studies. Applicants must be a full-time graduate student studying Russian and Slavic
Studies with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA or greater. Award may be used to cover tuition and fees, study abroad and other educational expenses directly related to their graduate field of study.

Value of Scholarship: two awards of $625

Eligibility

  • UA graduate students in Russian and Slavic Studies.
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be considered for this award.

Application deadline: February 7, 2023