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Kibrik & Bergelson Study or Research in Russia Scholarship

The purpose of the Kibrik & Bergelson Study in Russia Scholarship is to offer financial assistance for tuition and other educational expenses including air travel to or from Russia to University of Alaska Anchorage students who are studying or conducting research in Russia. Preference will be given to those that are majoring in language, communications, and/or anthropology.

Award amount is a minimum of $1,000 per academic year

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  • Applicant must be accepted to and participate in a UAA approved academic program in Russia or must conduct a formal UAA research project in Russia. Funding is contingent on meeting the above.
  • Applicant must be an excellent representative of the University of Alaska Anchorage.
  • Applicant must demonstrate academic excellence, a compelling interest in the study of Russia, and a significant connection between the study or research program in Russia and the applicant’s academic and professional goals.
  • Applicants must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (or lower if approved). Preference will be given to applicants with higher grade point averages.
  • Applicant must be formally admitted into an undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking program at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
  • Applicant must plan on enrolling full-time (minimum twelve (12) credits for undergraduate and nine (9) credits for graduate) during the semester/s of the award.
  • Applicant must have completed at least one semester at UAA prior to receiving the scholarship.
  • Preference will be given to applicants formally admitted into a language, communications, and/or anthropology degree-seeking program.  Students not in these degree programs should describe related work (courses, student clubs, work and/or volunteer experience) in the application essay.
  • Recipient may be requested to participate in a post-program presentation.
  • Recipient must communicate with the donor(s) for discussion of education/career goals and objectives.
  • Recipient must submit to Dr. Susan Kalina their official letter of acceptance from the study abroad provider since this scholarship is contingent on being accepted into and participating in a UAA approved study in Russia program.  Failure to do so will result in revocation of award. 

To Apply:

  1. Please make sure you meet all of the qualifications above
  2. Login to UAOnline and complete the Scholarship Application
  3. Submit your most current UAA Transcript — may be unofficial.
  4. Submit a thoughtful, well-written essay (500 words max) addressing the nature of their study abroad program or research project, your reasons for choosing this program or project, and what role this opportunity to study or conduct research in Russia will play in their academic and professional goals. The essay should point out relevant coursework and experiences that prepare the applicant for study and/or research in Russia. This essay is very important. A subjective review of the essay is a significant part of the evaluation.  The applicant must place their full name and student ID number in the upper right hand corner of the essay
  5. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation from UAA faculty members who can speak to your academic qualifications and potential for the program of choice as well as their ability to handle the typical challenges of study or research abroad, such as potentially stressful situations in a cross-cultural context, and who can speak to the qualities that make you an excellent representative of UAA. The letters must include the applicant’s full name and student ID number. Letters must be on letter head and in sealed envelopes signed across the seal.
  • Only Complete Applications will be accepted.

Annual Deadlines: Complete Applications must be delivered to Dr. Kalina in the Department of Languages (ADM) by September 15 and March 15, 5:00 p.m*. 

For More Information:  Dr. Susan M. Kalina at or (907) 786-4031.


Mailing Address


Dr. Susan Kalina

ATTN: Kibrik & Bergelson Study in Russia Scholarship

Department of Languages

University of Alaska Anchorage

3211 Providence Dr.

Anchorage, AK  99508

*Application submission authorizes UAA and/or UA Foundation to release your name as a scholarship recipient if you are selected.  It also authorizes the Office of the Registrar to release your academic information to the Scholarship Committee and other third parties for the purpose of scholarship consideration.


Kibrik & Bergelson Study in Russia Scholarship Recipients


  • Gwynn, Kori L. - La Grande High School


  • Ballas, Teeka A. - Branham High School Graduate
  • Remaley, Linda A. - Bonanza High School Graduate


  • Helkenn, Christopher - Service High School Graduate