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Russian Scholarships

Name: Friends of Russian Culture Scholarship
Number of awards: 1
Amount: $250 per term
Description of Award: This scholarship was established in 2003 through donations and various fundraising activities. $
250 will be given as tuition reimbursement for partial tuition
Application deadline: November 1

Mission: The mission of this scholarship is to encourage students in their study of heritage Russian. The scholarship can be applied towards a "Russian for Russians" class at Portland State University.
Notification: The selected recipient will be notified in mid November.
Criteria: Applicants are accepted from high school juniors and seniors and from college students pursuing Heritage Russian studies at PSU. Applicants must demonstrate the following:
  • Desire to learn Russian language and culture as a heritage student.
  • Commitment to successfully complete Heritage studies at PSU.
  • Successful record as a student:
    • For PSU students cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 or above
    • For high school students GPA of at least 3.0 or above

To apply, please send the following:

  1. A short typed statement (approx. 250 words in Russian or English) addressing the following issues:
    • Your past and present experience with the Russian language.
    • Your plans for Russian studies in the future.
    • How this scholarship will contribute to your future use of Russian language.
    • How you plan to apply the knowledge of Russian language and culture to help the community.
  2. An updated sealed transcript.
  3. A sealed letter of recommendation from a faculty member at PSU or high school.
  4. The completed application form.

The above items must be submitted to:

The Friends of Russian Culture Scholarship for Heritage Russian Committee
c/o Galina Kogan
Russian Language Program
P.O. Box: 751
Portland, OR 97207

The selected recipient will be notified in mid November.