Bishop Soter Ortynsky Academic Scholarship Program

Bishop Soter Ortynsky Academic Scholarship Program

The Providence Association Bishop Soter Ortynsky Scholarship Program awards up to five (5) scholarships of $1,000 on an annual basis.



  1. Each applicant must be a member in good standing of the Providence for at least five (5) years with a current insurance or annuity certificate that has a minimum face value or balance of $5,000.
  2. Applicant must be a full time college student who completed one (1) semester of college work, or graduated High School and has been accepted to college.
  3. Applicant must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.3 (or equivalent).
  4. Applicant must be seeking a Bachelor degree.
  5. An original transcript of the applicant’s college records indicating a cumulative GPA of 3.3 (or equivalent) at the conclusion of the Fall Semester. High School transcript indicating a cumulative GPA of 3.3 (or equivalent) after graduation, and a letter of acceptance to a college.
  6. A letter of recommendation from the Pastor of the applicant’s church.
  7. An essay of not less than five (500) hundred words. Theme: “What can I contribute to our Ukrainian Catholic Church and Community after completing my education?”
  8. Deadline for Academic Scholarship: August 15th
  9. Recent wallet (2×3) head shot photograph and brief biography for publication purposes.
  10. Previous awardees may re-apply up to three (3) times.

 Students who meet the eligibility criteria should contact Eryna Cvikula-Korchynsky at



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