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 two Letters of Recommendation by sending documents to hblysne@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: $1,500

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: Monday, March 1, 2021

 

Romenesko Research Award

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.

Value of Scholarship: $150

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

 


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: up to two awards of up to $2,500 

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: Monday, April 12, 2021

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: $2,000

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: Monday, April 12, 2021

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: $750

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: Monday, April 12, 2021