The HUSI Scholarship

Each year, the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University (HURI) awards numerous tuition scholarships to support participation in the Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute (HUSI) and enrollment in HUSI courses through the Harvard Summer School (HSS). Scholarships are awarded based on demonstration of academic merit, academic or professional contribution to Ukrainian studies, and financial need. Scholarships are paid directly to the Harvard Summer School to cover the partial or full cost of tuition associated with enrollment in one or two of the three HUSI courses offered each summer. Please review the HSS Course listings, Registration instructions, HSS Tuition, Fees, and Payment information carefully as well as the HUSI program description.

All application materials should be submitted directly to the CARAT platform, except for the HUSI Enrollment Form. Internal Harvard applicants will log in to CARAT with their HarvardKey. External, non-Harvard, applicants must first create a HarvardKey to access CARAT. Your application will not be considered complete until all materials have been received. 1 Letter of Recommendation is due one week after the application deadline. Decisions will be announced in early May.

Applications for the HUSI Scholarship are due 14 April 2022: Apply now

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: 

Part A: HUSI Enrollment Form, required for all prospective HUSI students.

Part B: CARAT Application Form*, including the following four PDF document uploads:

  1. Application Essay (750 words or less): Please include a description of your academic research or area of specialization (academic or professional), focusing on work related to Ukraine. How would your planned coursework contribute to your academic, professional, and personal goals? Please also include a brief statement of your need for financial assistance. If you have also applied for other sources of tuition support, such as a Summer FLAS Fellowship, please indicate that here.
  2. CV/Resume (1-2 pages only): Please provide your academic and professional background, including previous degrees and current degree programs, academic field, and dates.
  3. Transcript(s): 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 total.
  4. 1 Letter of Recommendation** from a university instructor (or employer if you have not recently attended school) and uploaded directly to CARAT by your recommender. Due one week after the application deadline.

*Non-Harvard applicants must first create "HarvardKey Light" credentials, which will allow secure access to Harvard's CARAT application system:

**Within CARAT, applicants will be prompted to supply the name and email address of one recommender who has agreed to submit a letter supporting this application. The CARAT system will then automatically send an email to the recommender with a link to upload their letter. Please provide a institutional/work email address and request that the letter is submitted on institutional letterhead with signature, when possible. You will be able to save your application and return to it later. Applicants are responsible for contacting their recommender in advance and ensuring that the letter is received by the deadline.

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.