Please review the full list of questions before starting your application. While you can complete the online application over several visits, you will find it easier to prepare your full application prior to competing the online form. Make sure to review the eligibility criteria first! The application must be completed fully in English, and if you are selected for the scholarship, you must have the English proficiency required to be admitted into a study abroad program in the United States.
The Phase II deadline was October 27, 2022 at 11:59 PM PDT
Your application includes two important essays.
- Essay 1 (up to 4,000 characters, including spaces): Describe your academic path and your future career goals, considering the following.
- How does the degree you are pursuing, as well as your planned study in the United States, support your future career goals?
- How will these goals support Ukraine’s future?
- How has the war in Ukraine influenced how you think about our world and your role within it? Has it impacted your future goals? If so, how?
- What experiences will you draw upon – academic, volunteer or personal – that you feel will make a significant impact for Ukrainians?
- If you are currently not enrolled in a Ukrainian university, under what circumstances have you had to navigate to further your education?
- Essay 2 (up to 2,500 characters, including spaces): Participants in this program will help serve as an on-campus ambassador for global democracy. Part of this role means fostering dialogue and learning among your peers about the fragility of democracy and critical role of citizens in defending it. Please tell us about a discussion you would like to have with your American and international classmates about:
- The freedoms democracy affords and why they are so important to you?
- What role do you think that young scholars have to play in building a world in which democratic values like freedom of speech, rule of law, and pursuit of happiness for all citizens can thrive?