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Community Sponsorships

BCU Financial believes in building a strong Ukrainian-Canadian community and is committed to supporting the many cultural and educational projects that promote a deeper awareness and understanding of Ukrainian history, traditions and language. We see our involvement as more than just providing financial support – we see it as a partnership. It’s about BCU Financial working together with Ukrainian Canadian organizations, schools and youth groups to strengthen and promote our Ukrainian- Canadian identity.

If your organization is looking for sponsorship for an event or project, please review our BCU Sponsorship & Donation Policy, complete the BCU Financial Sponsorship Request Application and submit it to sponsorship@bcufinancial.com at least 60 days before the date of your event or project launch. You could also submit your application in person by visiting your local BCU Financial Branch.

BCU Sponsorship Request Application

BCU Sponsorship & Donation Policy

For sponsorship inquires, contact

Anna Jacyniak
Anna.Jacyniak@bcufinancial.com or sponsorship@bcufinancial.com

BCU Financial Scholarship and Student Bursary Program

BCU Financial recognizes the importance of education and volunteerism in shaping our youth’s character and empowering them to build a better future.

BCU Financial awards scholarships every year to members of our Credit Union who are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate university program or college program and demonstrate both academic achievement and community leadership.

New in 2024, the BCU Financial Oksana Prociuk Leadership Scholarship – recognizing recipients for their contributions to leadership in the Ukrainian-Canadian community while balancing academic excellence.

The BCU Financial Scholarship and Student Bursary Program qualification is an anonymous process. All applications are reviewed and considered by the BCU Scholarship Committee which consists of a BCU Financial Board Member who acts as Chair, representatives of the Ukrainian Youth Association of Canada CYM, Ukrainian Youth Association Plast, IOUC Fourth Wave, Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union SUSK, and representatives from the Academic and Business spheres. Applications do not contain applicants’ names or any personally identifying information.

Application deadline: Sunday, June 30, 2024.

For further inquiries please contact: scholarships@bcufinancial.com

Oksana Prociuk served as the President & CEO of Buduchnist Credit Union for 35 years. She is a dedicated supporter of Ukrainian causes, a great mentor and visionary leader in Toronto’s Ukrainian-Canadian community. The Oksana Prociuk Leadership Scholarship is designed to reward a student’s contribution to leadership in the Ukrainian-Canadian community while balancing academic excellence.

Up to two scholarships of $2,500 may be awarded per calendar year to a student enrolled in a post-secondary institution in any area of studies.

To be eligible applicants must be under the age of 30, members of BCU for a minimum of two years, completed at least one year of a post-secondary undergraduate program with a minimum B+ average, and have volunteered for a Ukrainian organization or cause.

Wolodymyr Klish was a founding member of Buduchinst Credit Union and served as the first Chair of the Board of Directors. He was a passionate supporter of Ukrainian causes and a visionary leader in Toronto’s Ukrainian-Canadian community.

The Wolodymyr Klish Scholarship is designed to reward a student’s combined academic achievement and involvement in the Ukrainian-Canadian Community.

One scholarship of $2,500 may be awarded per calendar year to a student enrolled in a post-secondary institution in the field of business or finance studies.

To be eligible applicants must be under the age of 30, members of BCU for a minimum of two years, completed at least one year of a post-secondary undergraduate program with a minimum B average, and have volunteered for a Ukrainian organization or cause.

The BCU Financial Scholarship Program is designed to reward a student’s combined academic achievement and active involvement in the Ukrainian-Canadian Community.

Up to four scholarships of $2,000 each may be awarded per calendar year to students enrolled in a post-secondary institution for any area of study. At least one scholarship is designated for a student of Ukrainian Studies at the BCU FSC’s discretion.

To be eligible, applicants must be under the age of 30, members of BCU for a minimum of two years, completed at least one year of a post-secondary undergraduate program with a minimum B average, and have volunteered for a Ukrainian organization or cause.

The BCU Founders Scholarship was created to honour the 25 forward-thinking Ukrainians who immigrated to Canada and opened Buduchnist Credit Union in 1952.

Up to two BCU Founders Scholarships of $1,500 each may be awarded for any area of certificate or diploma studies at an accredited college.  Students must demonstrate active involvement in the Ukrainian-Canadian Community.

To be eligible applicants must be under the age of 30, members of BCU for a minimum of two years, and have completed at least one year of a post-secondary college program with a minimum B average.

The BCU High School Scholarship is designed to financially assist high school students who will be transitioning into a post-secondary program and who demonstrate active involvement in the Ukrainian-Canadian Community.

Up to three BCU High School Scholarships of $1000 each may be awarded to students who have been accepted into a university program or college program at an accredited post-secondary institution.

To be eligible applicants must be currently attending high school and graduating, members of BCU for a minimum of two years, and must be accepted into a university program or college program at an accredited post-secondary institution to commence studies in the upcoming school year.

The BCU Nova Buduchnist Student Bursary is designed to financially assist newly arrived students from Ukraine displaced by war who are studying in Canada.

Up to five BCU Nova Buduchnist Student Bursaries of $1000 each may be awarded for students who are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate university program or college program and demonstrate both academic achievement and integration into the Ukrainian-Canadian community through volunteerism.

To be eligible, applicants must be under the age of 30, active members of the Credit Union through the Nova Buduchnist Benefit Program, in Canada through the CUAET Study Permit, enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate university program or college program, must provide documentation which indicates financial need, and must demonstrate integration into the Ukrainian-Canadian community through volunteerism.  Successful recipients of the BCU Nova Buduchnist Student Bursary will agree to volunteer a minimum of 6 hours for BCU Foundation or BCU Financial sponsored events or projects in the current year.

To be eligible for the Oksana Prociuk Leadership Scholarship, Wolodymyr Klish Memorial Scholarship, BCU Scholarship, BCU Founders Scholarship, or the BCU High School Scholarship, students must submit a completed Scholarship Application with all applicable attachments by the posted deadline, must be members of the Credit Union for a minimum of two (2) years, submit and meet the specific criteria for the scholarship they are applying for. In addition, they must also exhibit community spirit by volunteering in the Ukrainian Community and supporting Ukrainian tradition, culture, and language.

To be eligible for the BCU Nova Buduchnist Student Bursary, students must submit a completed BCU Nova Buduchnist Bursary Application with all applicable attachments by the posted deadline, must be members of the Credit Union through the Nova Buduchnist Benefit Program, and provide documentation that indicates financial need. In addition, they must also demonstrate how they are integrating into the Ukrainian-Canadian community and reflecting BCU Financial’s values and guiding principles through volunteerism.

BCU Financial Group Directors, and their immediate family members (spouses, children, siblings, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of a BCU Financial Group Director, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate in the BCU Scholarship and Student Bursary Program. The BCU Financial Board of Directors will determine eligibility at its sole discretion, with the recommendation of the BCU Financial Scholarship Committee (BCU FSC). The BCU FSC reserves the right to disqualify submissions that are not consistent with BCU Financial’s values and guiding principles. BCU Financial also reserves the right to verify the eligibility of any applicant (including an applicant’s identity and address) and to disqualify any applicant who submits an application with fraudulent or misleading information and/or does not sign the Information Release Consent Form.

Students who receive a Student Bursary or a High School Scholarship are eligible to apply for a BCU Scholarship in the future. Students who receive an Oksana Prociuk Leadership Scholarship, Wolodymyr Klish Memorial Scholarship, BCU Scholarship or BCU Founders Scholarship are not eligible to apply for or receive an additional BCU Scholarship, regardless of category, in the future.

Alumni

We Congratulate our BCU Financial Scholarship Recipients!

BCU High School Scholarship 
Taissa Saluchok – University of Windsor, Criminology and Forensic Science
Lina Dankowycz – The University of Guelph, Zoology

BCU Scholarship Awards
Sonia Krzywucki – York University, Kinesiology and Health Science

Wolodymyr Klish Memorial Scholarship
Yuri Grytsevytch – Schulich School of Business, York University, Master of Finance

2023 Nova Buduchnist Student Bursary
Sofia Stozhok – University of Toronto, International Foundation Program, Social Science at the Faculty of Arts

BCU Scholarship
Marko Bajus – Carlton University, Masters of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Nika Ruzycky – University of Windsor, Faculty of Law – Law, Single JD Program

Darij Starko – York University, Physics PhD

Nicole Hupalo – University of Toronto, Commerce

Oleh Reive – University of Toronto, Faculty of Law – Juris Doctor

Wolodymyr Klish Memorial Scholarship
Michael Panczenko – Toronto Metropolitan University (Ryerson University)
Business Management – Global Management Studies

BCU High School Scholarship
Michal Taranko – Brock University, Bachelor of Science – Combined Math/Computer Science Co-op

Julian Mojsiak – The University of Western Ontario – Bachelor of Engineering/Ivey Business School

BCU Scholarship
Danya Pankiw – Queen’s University, Concurrent Education B.Ed and B. SC Honours in Chemistry with a Certificate in Law

Maya Pankiw – McMaster University, Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences – Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering

Alana Kohut – McMaster University, Honours Life Sciences

Alexandra Holyk – Ryerson University, Journalism

Wolodymyr Klish Memorial Scholarship
Orest Benko – McMaster University – DeGroote School of Business
Honours Bachelor of Commerce, Minor in Innovation. Specialization in Accounting.

BCU High School Scholarship
Sofia Bilinska – University of Toronto, Mathematics

Alexa Saluchok – The University of Western Ontario, Health Sciences

BCU Scholarship
Nicolette Dmytryshyn – University of Western Ontario, Honours Specialization in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences

Victoria Chmarycz – Ryerson University, Geographic Analysis

Dana Wegierak – Case Western Reserve University, Biomedical Engineering

Wolodymyr Klish Memorial Scholarship
Diana Kachaluba – Ryerson University, Business Management – Global Management Studies

BCU Founders Scholarship
Nestor Szewczyk – Sheridan College, Professional Accounting

BCU High School Scholarship
Sofia Holowatsky – Western University, Medical Sciences (BSc) combined with Honours Business Administration

Roxolana Smyk – Queen’s University, Bachelor of Applied Science – Engineering

Oleksa Mojsiak – Western University, Dual Degree Engineering and Ivey Business School

BCU Scholarships

Oksana Kaczala – Michener Institute & University of Toronto, Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Technology

Mark Kit – McMaster University, Chemical Biology

Stephanie Turenko – Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, Language & Literacy Education

Alexandra Daschko – Queen’s University, Bachelor of Nursing Science

Adelia Spytkowsky – Brock University, Master of Education

Wolodymyr Klish Memorial Scholarship

Yuriy Bilynets – Queen’s University, Bachelor of Commerce

BCU High School Scholarships

Alexandra Holyk – Ryerson University, Journalism

Aleksa Gobosz – McMaster University, Life Sciences

Myroslava Czoli – Sheridan College, Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership

Oksana Luczkiw – University of Toronto, Bachelor of Science (Physics)

Larysa Stech – McMaster University, Honours Life Sciences

Alexa Chartchenko – Wilfred Laurier University, Honor Economics and Accounting

Roman Korol – University of Toronto, Chemistry

Natalie Blysniuk – University of Western Ontario, Medical Sciences

The Wolodomyr Klish Memorial Scholarship

Yuri Broda
University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management, Master of Business Administration

Sophia Lewycky – Wayne State University School of Medicine, Master of Science, Honours Bachelor of Science with high Distinction

Oksana Kaczala – Queen’s University, Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Life Sciences

Orest Bilyj – University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, M.A.European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Mariya – Kvitlana Tsap – University of Ottawa, Master of Laws

The Wolodomyr Klish Memorial Scholarship

Elizabeth Zienchuk

Wilfrid Laurier University, Honors in Bachelor of Business Admin & Bachelor of Arts in Financial Mathematics Double Degree

Khrystyna Levytska – Wayne State University School of Medicine, Master of Science, Honours Bachelor of Science with high Distinction

Kira Antonyshyn – Queen’s University, Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Life Sciences

Peter N. Tanchak – University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, M.A.European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Iuliia Zubrytska – University of Ottawa, Master of Laws

Маrta Teslyuk – University of Manitoba Faculty of Science – Microbiology

The Wolodomyr Klish Memorial Scholarship

Natalie Tershakowec

Queen’s University, Bachelor of Commerce

Ivanna Franko – Bachelor of Business Administration (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Natalia Harhaj – Master’s program in Geography (Queen’s University)

Zenia Turkevych Miner – Honours Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (University of Toronto)

Zoriana Kilyk – Bachelor of Science Zoology (University of Guelph)

Andrew Rozendaal – Master of Science in Forensic Anthropology (Saint Mary’s University)

The Wolodomyr Klish Memorial Scholarship

Danylo Spolsky

Schulich School of Business, I.M.B.A. International Business (York University)

Borys Lukasz Bilaniuk – Faculty of Medicine (Universite de Sherbrooke)

Tanya Babiuk Henry – Honors B.Sc. in Exercise Science (Concordia University)

Tanya Kuper – Honours B.Sc. Specialist in Pathobiology (University of Toronto); MD (Schulich School of Medicine at Western University)

Olesya Petrenko – Honours B.H.Sc. Specialization in Biomedical Sciences (McMaster University)

Nestor Sabat – Pharmacology Specialist Programme (University of Toronto)

The Wolodomyr Klish Memorial Scholarship

Tanya Hussar

Honours Business Administration (University of Western Ontario Richard Ivey School of Business)

Cassandra Prokopiw

Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Queen’s University)

Adriana Sirskyj – BSc (Hons) with specialization in Criminology (University of Ottawa)

Stephanie Turenko – BA (Hons) in English & Semiotics (University of Toronto)

Stephanie Lovell – BSc (Hons) in Animal Biology (University of Guelph)

The Wolodomyr Klish Memorial Scholarship

Vincent Didkovsky

MSc in Finance (Queen’s University)

Ulanna Wityk – Master of Science (University of Waterloo)

Nadia Gereliouk – BA (Hons) in Political Science (University of Toronto)

Steven Lebed – BA (Hons) in Philosophy (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Tamara Caris – BComm (Hons.) in International Management (University of Ottawa)

Marta Iwanek – Journalism (Ryerson University)

Kalyna Kardash – International Relations ( University of Toronto )

Bohdana Tkachuk – Life Sciences ( University of Toronto )

Bohdan Zariczniak – Dentistry ( University of Western Ontario )

Kateryna Shpir – Toronto, Ontario (York University)

Motria Spolsky – Toronto, Ontario (York University)

Laryssa Caris – Ottawa, Ontario (University of Ottawa)

Roman Dzioba – Ottawa, Ontario (Australian National University)

Daniel Galadza – Ottawa, Ontario (St. Paul University, Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of)

Tamara Bolotenko – Ottawa, Ontario (University of Toronto)

Daniel Fedorowycz – Toronto, Ontario (University of Toronto)

Anna Korol- Hamilton, Ontario (McMaster University)

Alexandra Stadnyk – Toronto, Ontario (University of Western Ontario)

Christina Lidia Dykun
Toronto, Ontario (University of Toronto)

Marichka Galadza
Ottawa, Ontario (University of Toronto)

Johanna Paquin
Toronto, Ontario (McGill University)

Natalia Werhun
Hamilton, Ontario (McMaster University)

The Wolodomyr Klish Memorial Scholarship

Paul Cremona
Toronto, Ontario (University of Toronto)

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