UCU to raise funds for a graduate scholarship in memory of the Heavenly Hundred’s hero
For the second year in a row, Ukraine joins the world-famous initiative Generous Tuesday, when millions of people in more than 154 countries organize actions in favor of charitable organizations, tell about it in social networks with an appeal to do good deeds.
This year, on December 3, as part of a global movement Generous Tuesday the nationwide good deeds day will be marked with participation of the Ukrainian Catholic University.
On this day, the University will raise funds for the Doctoral Fund for the annual postgraduate scholarship named after the Hero of the Heavenly hundred, the Hero of Ukraine Bohdan Solchanyk.
In memory of its teacher, Ukrainian Catholic University in 2016 founded the University's first scholarship to study at the doctoral program of UCU. The Bohdan Solchanyk doctoral scholarship is awarded annually to the best graduate student who demonstrates high academic performance, whose scientific articles were published or accepted for publication in authoritative Ukrainian and foreign media, and who is actively involved in the academic and community life. Preference is given to graduate students who use an interdisciplinary approach in their dissertation research.
By the decision of the Academic Council, the first winner of the Bohdan Solchanyk scholarship was Ivan Almes (Lviv region), a graduate student of the second year doctoral program in history. The theme of the dissertation research of Ivan Almes Is "Book in the socio-cultural space of monastic communities of the Lviv diocese of XVII-XVIII".
In 2017, the recipient of the scholarship was Nelly Holtobina, a graduate student of the Department of World History of Modern and Contemporary Times. The theme of the dissertation research by Nelly Holtobina (Kharkiv) is "English discourse about Russia of the early 19th century: the travels of Edward Daniel Clarke and Thomas Robert Wilson".
The winner of the Bohdan Solchanyk scholarship in 2018 became a graduate student Mykhailo Martynenko (Kyiv). The theme of his dissertation research is "Policy of Holocaust remembrance in Soviet Lviv (1944-1991)". In 2019, a graduate student of the Department of New and Modern History of Ukraine, Ruslan Chikalin (Donetsk) received such a scholarship. The subject of the research: "Khmelnytsky tenure in the Russian Voivodeship: economic, socio-cultural and political consequences of the Cossack-Tatar campaign of 1648-1649".
Reference: Bohdan Solchanyk is a young poet, scientist and teacher of UCU, who was killed by a sniper bullet on independence square in Kyiv on February 20, 2014, during the Revolution of Dignity. Bohdan was preparing to defend his thesis on "Electoral practices in a small western Ukrainian city 1965-2006". From the first days of Euromaidan, Bohdan Solchanyk was among those activists who defended their right to dignity and protested against the Yanukovych regime in peacetime.
The famous Ukrainian historian, Professor of UCU Yaroslav Hrytsak depicted Bohdan as follows: "We can only imagine how far he would have advanced in his scientific career. Foreign scientists would have to learn his name by heart to pronounce it correctly at international scientific conferences. His list of publications would be long and rich in important works. He would have a settled life and would have deserved recognition. All of this will never happen. The bullet ended his life."