HUSI Scholarships

The HUSI Scholarship

The Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University (HURI) offers a limited number of full and partial scholarships to students participating in the Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute (HUSI) who show academic promise and a need for financial assistance. Scholarships are paid directly to the Harvard Summer School to cover the partial or full cost of tuition associated with enrollment in one or more of the three HUSI courses offered each summer. Maximum awards are $3,340 for 4-credits or $6,680 for 8-credits. Please review HSS Tuition, Fees, and Payment information carefully.  

All application materials should be submitted directly to Harvard's CARAT application platform, except for the HUSI Enrollment Questionnaire. Internal Harvard applicants will log in to CARAT with their HarvardKey. External, non-Harvard, applicants must first create an XID to access CARAT. Your application will not be considered complete until all materials have been received. Decisions will be announced in mid-April.

Applications for the HUSI Scholarship are due April 1st: Apply now

*Current Harvard College undergraduate students should email Megan Duncan Smith, at, prior to application. 

NOTE: Students who are awarded and accept HURI Scholarship funding will be required to: 

  • Register for one or more HUSI courses at the Harvard Summer School, taken for credit (graded) 
  • Attend all HUSI events, weekly on Fridays at 1:15 PM (ET/Boston); exemptions considered upon request 
  • Contribute at least one blog post to the HUSI Blog

HUSI Scholarship Application Checklist: 

  • HUSI Enrollment Questionnaire, including Short Biographical Essay (250 words or less). 
  • CARAT Application Form, including the following short essays: 

Research Project (250 words or less): Please describe your academic research (dissertation, thesis, etc) and/or area of specialization (academic or professional), focusing on work related to Ukrainian Studies.

Interest in HUSI (250 words or less): What do you hope to achieve at the Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute? How would your planned coursework contribute to your academic, professional, and personal goals?

Statement of Financial Need (250 words or less): Please include a brief description of your need for tuition assistance. If you have also applied for other tuition support, such as a Summer FLAS Fellowship from the Davis Center, please indicate that here. 

  • CV/Resume, uploaded to CARAT. 1-2 pages only. 
  • Transcript(s), uploaded to CARAT. An unofficial digital copy issued to students is sufficient. Please submit the transcript for your most recent degree or degree program(s). The committee will review no more than two transcripts. 
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation, from a university/college instructor (or employer if you have not recently attended school). You will be asked to enter your Recommender's contact information on CARAT. They will receive an email prompting them to upload a letter directly. 

*Please note that eligible students who apply for the HUSI Scholarship to support enrollment in "Ukrainian for Reading Knowledge" should also apply for a summer FLAS (Foreign Language Area Studies) Fellowship.