The Metropolitan John Scholarship Fund (MJSF) was established and first awarded by the Ukrainian Orthodox League in 1966. MJSF provides scholarships to seminarians preparing to enter the Holy Priesthood in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, in addition to providing grants to the Clergy of our Church.
The Metro J. Baran Award is presented for outstanding service with the youth of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The award was instituted to honor the memory of Metro (Jimmie) Baran for his many years of dedicated service and efforts in working with the Junior UOL. This award may be presented annually, but it is not necessarily an annual award.
The Very Reverend Protopresbyter Stephen Hallick-Holutiak Senior Recognition Award was created by St. Vladimir’s Senior Chapter of Cleveland in 1957. Originally named the Orthodox of the Year Award Program, the name was changed to the Senior Recognition Award in 1991. In 1995, the award was given the name of Father Stephen Hallick-Holutiak to honor his lifelong role in the life of the League.
The Senior Chapter Achievement Award is presented to the Senior Chapter that has shown the greatest achievement in terms of accomplishing the aims and purposes of the UOL during a one-year period of time. The winner of this award is selected based upon the Annual Report submitted by each chapter. Annual Report forms are mailed to the chapters in March and are to be completed and returned to the Awards Chair prior to the deadline designated.
The Very Reverend Volodymyr Bukata Award is presented to a Junior member and is considered the Junior Orthodox of the Year Award. It is given to a Junior member who has done outstanding work toward accomplishing the goals and aims of the UOL on a national, regional, chapter, or local church level. Nomination forms are mailed in the spring and are to be completed and returned to the Youth Commission Chair.