Applications open: Monash Rudewych Year 12 Ukrainian Language Scholarships 2017

Victor Rudewych and Maria Rudewych
Victor Rudewych and Maria Rudewych

The Scholarships were established in 2008 with funds generously donated by Mr Victor Rudewych and Ms Maria Rudewych. The Scholarships aim to encourage students in Australia to study the Ukrainian language and culture at school and to enrol in Ukrainian language programs for the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), the Higher School Certificate (HSC), or the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

The Monash Rudewych Year 12 Ukrainian Language Scholarships 2017 are worth $2,500 each. Students normally apply for the Scholarships after the completion of their Year 11 studies.

Terms

Up to eight Scholarships will be awarded in 2017. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the excellence of applications.

Students who accept a Scholarship promise to complete a formal school-based course of study in Ukrainian and to fulfil the requirements of the VCE, HSC or SACE in Ukrainian in 2017.

The value of each Scholarship will be $2500, of which $1000 will be paid when the Scholarship recipients are announced and the remaining $1500 once it has been confirmed that recipients have completed the 2017 VCE, HSC or SACE Ukrainian Language examination.

A Scholarship Certificate and a cheque for the first $1000 will be presented to each Scholarship holder at a suitable public event in the city where he or she lives.

The Selection Committee may, at its discretion, also confer Encouragement Awards valued at less than $2500 on applicants whose applications display merit. The value of such Encouragement Awards will be determined by the Selection Committee. A portion of the amount awarded will be paid when the Award recipients are announced. The remaining sum will be paid once it has been confirmed that recipients have completed the 2017 VCE, HSC or SACE Ukrainian Language examination.

Applications

Deadline for receipt of applications: Friday 17 February 2017.

Each application will comprise:

  1. the applicant’s curriculum vitae. This must include: (a) the applicant’s name in English and Ukrainian; (b) the applicant’s date of birth; (c) the applicant’s contact details, including all of the following: postal address, e-mail address, home telephone number and mobile telephone number; (d) the applicant’s educational history; and (e) a list of the applicant’s community or other extra-curricular activities and any outstanding achievements.
  2. copies of statements of results achieved by the applicant in his or her studies in all subjects, including, if applicable, Ukrainian language, in the year 2016, whether in Australia or abroad;
  3. evidence of enrolment in a formal school-based course of study in Ukrainian; and
  4. a 500-word statement in Ukrainian by the applicant, explaining why he or she should be awarded the Scholarship. This statement will be judged for the quality of its argument. Linguistic correctness will be a secondary criterion.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications may be submitted as an attachment to an e-mail message or on paper.

Applications must be received by 17 February 2017 by e-mail at

Marko.Pavlyshyn@monash.edu

or by mail at the following address:

Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
20 Chancellor’s Drive
Monash University, Victoria 3800

Selection Process

A Selection Committee comprising the director of the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies or his representative, one other member of the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, and a person nominated by the Ukrainian Education Council of Australia will consider applications and announce the successful applicants in mid-March 2017.

Scholarships (and, if applicable, Encouragement Awards) will be conferred only where applications are of sufficient merit.

Eligibility

Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia 21 years of age or less on the closing date for applications are eligible to apply. There is no requirement for applicants to have been enrolled previously in schools or courses offering Ukrainian language in Australia.