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Support UGS New Cohort-2020

Help Ukrainian high-school students from modest backgrounds access the world's best education

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About the Program

This year we have selected 49 extremely talented students from all corners of Ukraine. You can meet them by clicking here. Additionally, we admitted 5 students to this year's cohort to participate in a pilot of Ukraine Global Scholars Junior, an intensive yearlong mentoring program launched in 2020 in partnership with the Manoff Foundation. Its aim is to prepare promising high-need Ukrainian students to participate in the full UGS program next year. You can watch a short video about this year online boot camp by clicking here.

All collected funds will go toward covering students' application expenses and the direct needs of our organization. UGS mostly relies on individual donations and really needs your support!

Ukraine Global Scholars (UGS) is a 501(c)3 public charity registered in Boston, MA and Kyiv, Ukraine, working with the emerging new generation of Ukrainian leaders. Each year, the UGS team identifies exceptionally talented high school students across Ukraine, all from modest income families, and guides them through the application process to United States boarding schools and colleges. In the United States UGS,, works with educational institutions to ensure the UGS scholars receive full scholarships and all the necessary financial support to travel to the US and enroll in full-time high school and undergraduate programs. All UGS scholars are required to complete summer internships in Ukraine, leveraging their education and already making a difference in Ukraine. After graduation in the U.S., students must return to Ukraine and take full-time positions in Ukraine-based businesses and organizations.

Since 2015 Ukraine Global Scholars has placed 86 Ukrainian high school students at top boarding schools (e.g., Andover, Choate Rosemary Hall, Deerfield, Lawrenceville, etc.) and colleges (e.g., Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Dartmouth, etc.) with 1 paid full-time staff and ~50 volunteers. At some of these institutions, UGS scholars were the first Ukrainians to enroll alongside international students from Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa, and other regions that have been represented on US campuses for decades.

NOTE: For additional information and questions contact Julia Lemesh, UGS President, at You can find the UGS Team bios as well as Annual Reports on the UGS website You can access our free online course on Prometheus here. For your reference Ukraine Global Scholars Foundation's EIN is 81-0847939. UGS mailing address in the US is 177 Huntington Avenue, 17th floor, Boston MA 02115.