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The Guide to Scholarships and Grants Available to East European Students

The Foundation published a concise guidebook outlining various sources of funding, scholarships, and fellowships available to students from Eastern Europe at universities in the West. This guidebook also provides basic information about educational systems in most Western countries. The Guide to Scholarships and Grants Available to East European Students has proven to be extremely popular among Ukrainian students. Since its initial publication in 1992, four updated editions have been published.

Studying in Canada: Information for Ukrainian students

Published in 1995 as a companion to The Guide to Scholarships and Grants Available to East European Students, this booklet provides information on the Canadian university educational system, Canada's immigration policy regarding foreign students, admissions regulations, university fees, language requirements, and scholarships currently available. It also includes the mailing addresses of Canadian universities and a list of additional sources of information on university education in Canada.

Petro Jacyk International Ukrainian Language Competition

In 2000-2001, for the first time in the history of Ukraine, the International Ukrainian Language Competition was launched thanks to the initiative and work of the Ukrainian-Canadian philanthropist Petro Jacyk, The Petro Jacyk Educational Foundation, The League of Ukrainian Philanthropists and The Ministry of Education of Ukraine. This unique Competition was established through the efforts of the organizing committees in Toronto and in Ukraine, as well as the generous contributions of our donors and sponsors. The Competition takes place on three levels, namely, the city/town, the regional and the national levels. The goal of the Competition is to awaken, embrace and deepen the knowledge and usage of the Ukrainian language among children and teenagers in Ukraine and the world. Surprisingly, college and university students showed a great interest in taking part in this contest too, and since 2002 several higher education institutions participate in the Competition as well as other countries.

After Mr. Jacyk's unexpected passing in November 2001, the Competition in Ukraine, with the support of the League of Philanthropists and the Ukrainian Government, was renamed in his honor by the President's decree. This year's third annual Competition was a great success, again with the participation of over 5 million school, college, and university students from over 12,500 schools. The work has already begun on the fourth Competition to be launched in the fall of 2003. Much effort will be given to making it even bigger and better with a goal of taking it into perpetuity.

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