PITTSBURGH – On July 27, the Scholarship Committee of the Ukrainian Technological Society (UTS) of Pittsburgh announced the scholarship recipients for the 48th year of its Scholarship Program. Twenty-seven awards were made totaling $11,000.
Including this year, the UTS has presented 512 awards totaling $243,200 to 312 different students – all college/university students residing in the Pittsburgh-tristate region. The COVID-19 pandemic prevented the usual Scholarship Awards Social, and the students were notified of their scholarships by mail.
Receiving The Maria Hulai Lion Foundation Scholarship of $1,000 was Sofiya Bidochko (molecular biology), who was the highest scoring first-year applicant. Receiving the award for the highest scoring upper class applicant was Cyril Sheptak (mathematical business), who received the $1,000 Ukrainian Selfreliance of Western Pennsylvania Federal Credit Union Members’ Funded Scholarship.
The Pittsburgh Community underwrites certain named scholarships, presently at $500 each. Nicholas Hladio (music education) received the Michael and Anna Komichak Memorial Scholarship. Michael Komichak hosted the Ukrainian Radio Program, with the help of his wife, for over six decades on WPIT radio in Pittsburgh. The Chester and Olga Manasterski Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Inna Hohosha (elementary-pre-K education). Receiving the Ukrainian Cultural Trust Choir of Western Pennsylvania Scholarship was Sophia Charron (political science/philosophy), with the Ukrainian Selfreliance of Western Pennsylvania Federal Credit Union Scholarship going to Yuriy Korenovskyi (environmental science).
The new Ukrainian Technological Society Founders’ Scholarship, honoring the memory of the society’s founders, Michael Korchynsky, Dr. Michael Kotyk, Peter R. Naber and Sydir Michael Tymiak, was awarded to Victoria Swindle (information science).
Ukrainian Technological Society Scholarships of $500 each were awarded to Maria Charron (philosophy/theology), Alexander Konecky (nursing), Yaryna Korenovska (early childhood education), Petro Pavlyshyn (nursing), Iryna Luchynyn (management information systems) and Anna Swindle (mathematics).
Ukrainian Technological Society Scholarships of $250 each were awarded to the following students: Andrew Buckholt (accounting), Andrianna Cycak (nursing), Kateryna Czuczman (optometry), Stanislav Davyda (cyber forensics and information security), Alex Hladio (music education), Roman Hladio (English/writing), Katarzyna Goebel (law), Magdalene Goebel (history/business), Monika Karpa (biology/pre-dental), Maranda Kuzemka (cybersecurity), Irina Lutsiv (finance and economics), John Nasevich (microbiology/Eastern European studies), Dmytri Rakovan (engineering), and Marissa Yourstowsky (radiologic technology).
For more information about the UTS Scholarship Program, readers may access the society’s website at www.utspgh.org. Questions may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Ukrainian Technological Society, P.O. Box 4277, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.
Donations to the UTS Scholarship Fund are received throughout the year. Donors can use the Support button on the webpage via PayPal. (A reminder: in 2020, the CARES Act permits $300 in charitable deductions without the necessity to file a Schedule A.) The Ukrainian Technological Society has 501 (c)(3) status.