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Canada Ukraine Foundation partners with Shevchenko Foundation to establish post-secondary bursary for displaced Ukrainian students

Jun 2, 2023 | News, Life, Community, Immigration, Canada, Featured

The Shevchenko Foundation

The Shevchenko Foundation (TSF) and the Canada Ukraine Foundation (CUF) announce a new bursary for displaced Ukrainian students.
The CUF Bursary Fund for Displaced Post-Secondary Ukrainian Students will provide financial assistance to displaced Ukrainians enrolled in Canadian post-secondary learning institutions.

“We’re pleased that CUF has chosen TSF as a trusted partner with which to establish this invaluable bursary,” stated Boris Balan, Shevchenko Foundation President. “We have introduced a series of special grants to assist the Ukrainian community in welcoming and supporting newcomers to Canada since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine. This bursary will support a critical need among Ukrainian students who must now realize their educational aspirations in a new country.”

An initial $300,000 contribution by the Canada Ukraine Foundation to the CUF Bursary Fund will allow for 60 successful applicants to be awarded $5,000 each toward their post-secondary costs.

“The Shevchenko Foundation has demonstrated leadership in student scholarships and bursaries for decades – they’re an ideal partner to make this happen and do it right,” said Orest Sklierenko, Canada Ukraine Foundation President and CEO. “We are constantly evolving our humanitarian work to support Ukrainians suffering and displaced by Russia’s barbaric war and we look forward to more innovative ways to help Ukrainians in their time of need.”

“We believe that an investment in our young people will not only benefit the student but serve the betterment of both Canada and Ukraine,” commented Bohdan Kolos, Canada Ukraine Foundation Education Committee Chair.

The Shevchenko Foundation is a leading nationwide charitable organization entrusted to preserve, develop, and promote Ukrainian Canadian arts, heritage, community, and education.

The Canada Ukraine Foundation is a national charitable foundation established in 1995 at the 18th Ukrainian Canadian Congress to coordinate, develop, organize, and deliver assistance projects by Canadians directed to Ukraine and other organizations in Canada.
Bursaries in the amount of $5,000 each will be made available to applicants, who are enrolled in Canadian post-secondary academic institutions, and fulfill all application requirements.

Applications will be considered with the following deadlines:

Tuition Due Application Deadline
September July 30
January November 30
May February 28

Bursaries will be awarded until funds are exhausted.


  • a letter of intent describing the student’s previous study background and professional goals;
  • proof of enrollment and acceptance at an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution/school, including tuition costs;
  • Letter of support and/or reference;
  • Transcript of marks from Ukrainian post-secondary university (if available)

Contact 1-866-524-5314 if you have any questions or require assistance with your application.

Information on the Canada Ukraine Foundation:

For more information on the bursary and to apply visit the TSF website:

CUF Bursary for Displaced Post-Secondary Ukrainian Students

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