The Scholarships were established in 2008 by the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University, with funds generously donated by Mr Victor Rudewych and Mrs Maria Rudewych through their company, the Mimivic Group.
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).
There are two categories of scholarship:
- The Monash Rudewych Year 12 Ukrainian Language Scholarships 2015. These are flagship scholarships worth $2,500 each. Students who receive these scholarships commit themselves to undertaking a formal school-based course of study leading to the VCE, HSC or SACE examination in Ukrainian language in 2015. Students normally apply for the Monash Rudewych Year 12 Ukrainian Language Scholarships after the completion of their Year 11 studies.
- The Monash Rudewych Years 7-11 Ukrainian Language Scholarships.These scholarships are valued at between $100 and $500, depending on year level.
Monash Rudewych Year 12 Ukrainian Language Scholarships
Up to eight Scholarships will be awarded in 2015. 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 2015.
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 2015 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 2015 VCE, HSC or SACE Ukrainian Language examination.
Deadline for receipt of applications: Friday 20 February 2015.
Each application will comprise:
- the applicant’s curriculum vitae. This must include:
- The applicant’s name in English and Ukrainian;
- The applicant’s date of birth;
- The applicant’s contact details, including all of the following: postal address, e-mail address, home telephone number and mobile telephone number;
- The applicant’s educational history;
- A list of the applicant’s community or other extra-curricular activities and any outstanding achievements.
- 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 2014, whether in Australia or abroad;
- evidence of enrolment in a formal school-based course of study in Ukrainian; and
- 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 20 February 2015 by e-mail at
or by mail at the following address:
Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies
School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
Monash University, Victoria 3800
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 2015.
Scholarships (and, if applicable, Encouragement Awards) will be conferred only where applications are of sufficient merit.
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.
The Monash Rudewych Years 7-11 Ukrainian Language Scholarships
Up to eight scholarships will be awarded at each year level between Year 7 and Year 11. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the excellence of applications.
Students apply for, and are awarded, the Scholarship for each year level on the basis of the previous year’s study. For example, in October 2015 a student completing Year 6 will apply for the Monash Rudewych Year 7 Scholarship 2016. The Scholarship will be awarded in December 2015.
The value of the Scholarships will be as follows:
- Year 7: $100
- Year 8: $200
- Year 9: $300
- Year 10: $400
- Year 11: $500
Successful applicants will receive a Scholarship Certificate and a cheque for the amount of the Scholarship. These will normally be presented at the end-of-year presentation day of the Ukrainian language school or course in which the applicant is enrolled.
Deadline for receipt of applications: Saturday 31 October 2015.
Each application will comprise:
- A standard cover sheet. The cover sheet will be available for download from this page, or directly from the Ukrainian-language school or course where the applicant is enrolled, from February 2015.
- A text on a topic to be specified in the standard cover sheet. The submission may be accompanied by images. There is no maximum word limit on the written part of the submission. The minimum word count will be as follows: year 7 – 50 words; year 8 – 70 words; year 9 – 90 words; year 10 – 110 words; year 11 – 150 words.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applications will be submitted on or before Saturday 31 October 2015 to the Ukrainian-language school or course at which the applicant is enrolled.
A Selection Committee comprising the director of the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies or his representative and two persons nominated by the Ukrainian Education Council of Australia will consider applications and announce the successful applicants in mid-November 2015.
Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia are eligible to apply.
Only those applicants are eligible who have attended at least 75% of the Ukrainian-language classes at their Ukrainian-language schools or courses between the commencement of the school year and the deadline for the submission of applications. This requirement may be waived only on the basis of compelling personal circumstances. The number of classes attended, and the total number of classes prior to the application deadline, will be recorded on the cover sheet by the principal of the relevant school or course.
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