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About the Program

Since 2015 Ukraine Global Scholars* has placed 52 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 ~20 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.

More importantly, in addition to placing Ukrainian students at top education institutions, we’ve built a full-cycle organization, tackling the broader human capital crisis in Ukraine by helping our students stay connected to Ukraine after they begin their studies in the US and enabling them to leverage their education to make a positive impact back home.

*Ukraine Global Scholars (UGS) is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, registered in Cambridge, 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, www.ukraineglobalscholars.org, 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 return to Ukraine and take full-time positions in Ukraine-based businesses and organizations. You will find an article here about the Ukraine Global Scholars program, by Melinda Haring, Editor, Ukraine Alert, Atlantic Council.

NOTE: For additional information and questions contact Julia Lemesh, UGS President, at jlemesh@ukraineglobalscholars.org. You can find the UGS Team bios as well as Annual Reports on the UGS website http://www.ukraineglobalscholars.org/.