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OOL Scholarship Award Application

The Organization for the Defense of Lemkivshchyna (OOL) is offering scholarship awards for the 2024-2025 academic year. Successful applicants will each receive a scholarship of $500.

To qualify you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be of Lemko ancestry.
  2. Be enrolled as a full-time student in any year (i.e., freshman through senior) of an undergraduate program or trade school.
  3. Be a member of OOL (applying for OOL membership in parallel is allowed).
  4. Be a legal U.S. resident.
  5. Submit a 500-word essay on one of the provided essay topics.

Submission Deadline is June 30, 2024


    Please note that OOL membership is now a required qualification to obtain the OOL scholarship. Applicants have two options for OOL membership and can choose to be either: 1) a Branch Member or 2) a Member-at-Large.

    Applicants can become a Branch Member through induction by a Branch of their choice, on the basis of a personal application directly to that Branch. Information about OOL’s branches can be found here:

    Or applicants can become a Member-at-Large through induction by the National Board on the basis of a personal application online via our website:



    Essay Topics:

    1. Over the past year, how have you contributed to the Lemko-Ukrainian community?
    2. If you could study any topic that relates to the Lemko region, what would it be?