Student-member earns local, statewide honors

Female student is presented with scholarship awards

Pictured L-R: Evhen Lylak, Ph.D., Tanya Dashkevich, Volodymyr Otvaruchin, Bohdan Zakharchyshyn, Roman Kshysyak, Anya Wansha, Anne Kornylo, Christine Hoshowsky, Ph.D., and Wasyl Kornylo.


Rochester, New York | July 7, 2020


Each year the Ukrainian-American Community Foundation, Inc. awards gifted Ukrainian FCU (UFCU) student-members with scholarships to help offset the cost of college expenses. In addition, the New York Credit Union Association (NYCUA) offers its own undergraduate scholarship to credit union members across New York state. In 2020 we’re proud to announce that our very own, Anya Wansha, achieved a rare feat and won both a UFCU and NYCUA scholarship! On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, we were finally able to gather safely and present both awards to Ms. Wansha, who will attend the University at Buffalo in the Fall. She currently plans to study biomedical engineering. We wish Ms. Wansha continued success as she pursues her dreams.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic, the scholarship presentation was conducted privately and in observance of current CDC and state guidelines at our Main Office and Branch in Rochester, NY. Under normal circumstances all UFCU scholarship recipients are presented with their awards at our Annual Meeting each April, which in 2020 the UFCU Board of Directors postponed until September 2020.


Female student is presented with scholarship awards

UFCU President & Board Chairman, Wasyl Kornylo (left), and Regional Branch Manager for Rochester and Webster, NY, Roman Kshysyak (middle), present two awards to Anya Wansha (right).


Undergraduate Scholarship Committee

Bohdan Zakharchyshyn (Chair), Barbara Gutierrez, Christine Hoshowsky, Ph.D., Anne Kornylo, Volodymyr Otvaruchin, and Nadia Tratch.

Older adults standing apart

Pictured L-R: Volodymyr Otvaruchin, Anne Kornylo, Christine Hoshowsky, Ph.D., and Bohdan Zakharchyshyn.


Click here to learn more about the Ukrainian-American Community Foundation, Inc. or if you’re interested in donating to our scholarship fund.

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