The Scholarships were established in 2008 by the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies in the School of Languages, 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 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).
Up to eight Scholarships will be awarded in 2014. 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 2014.
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 2014 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 2014 VCE, HSC or SACE Ukrainian Language examination.
Important note: some application rules have changed since the 2013 round. Significant changes are marked in bold.
Deadline for receipt of applications: 22 February 2014.
Each application will comprise:
- the applicant’s curriculum vitae. This should 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 2013, 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 22 February 2014 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 2014.
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.
Awards at Years 7-11
Commencing in 2014, Monash Rudewych Awards will be available to students at Years 7-11.
Details will be available in Decembеr 2013.
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