Irina Shekhets

Memorial Fund

Selection Criteria
Award Nomination
Scholarship Application Download Scholarship Application

All Candidates seeking the ISMSF Scholarship Award should demonstrate bright personality, exceptional academic results, and dedication to studying and work, and commitment to family, community, and friends. Candidates also should show the financial need. The awarded Scholarship is paid to a College to be specifically spent against College Tuition and/or other educational needs.

Applicant Must Be:
- An entering or returning student at an accredited undergraduate institution in the United States and must be enrolled full time
- Studying for an undergraduate degree for the first time
- A United States Citizen or Resident Alien
- A permanent resident of New Jersey, New York or Pennsylvania States

Financial Need 
- Qualifying applicants will have one or more of the following:
- Substantial unmet need
- Heavy student loan burden
- Special financial circumstances
- Low EFC (Expected Family Contribution) from the FAFSA Student Aid Report(must be attached to the Application)

Academic Excellence 
- Applicants should:
- Have a GPA of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale
- Be enrolled in a demanding course of study
- Demonstrate skilled writing ability

Character and Serious-Mindedness 
Applicants should:
- Demonstrate a desire to make a meaningful contribution to society both present and future
- Be involved in a balance of community, school and work activities
- Pursue goals and aspirations with integrity, resolution, self-discipline and judgment
- Earn money for college expenses through part-time work

Award Nomination Procedure.

First step of the ISMSF Award Nomination Procedure starts when an Applicant contacts the Fund by sending the Application and all required documents. This first step is initiated and completed by an Applicant (with help of Fund Board if needed). Upon completing the Application accompanied by appropriate and relevant corresponding papers, references, links to sources, etc., a Nominating Committee updates the status of an Applicant to a Candidate.
On the Second step of the Award Nomination the ISMSF Nominating Committee processes the Candidates selection by selecting 3 Nominees for the Award based on the Selection Criteria below. This step is completed by preparing written recommendations for Board review.
On the Third and final step the Board of Directors reviews the recommendations and makes the final decision regarding the Award Recipients.
Download Scholarship Application

Fundraising Goal has been achieved

We raised $1,080, which will help to distribute 2019 Irina Shekhets Memorial Scholarships and to provide additional help to talented needy children!
Only because of your support these children get the opportunity to continue their education. We will continue our efforts.

16 Winners Received last year Irina Shekhets Best Student Award

Recently the Special Award Ceremony took place in SKY home of Shikharpur. 16 winners were awarded with
Irina Shekhets Best Student Award from 2018 fundraising.
Thank you all our donors! Entire community of Irina's friends is very proud!

Irina's Memorial Library New Important Role

The old Shikarpur school building was damaged during the big earthquake; therefore the buildings of SKY school and Irina’s Library are turned into main classrooms for students. The new school building is designed as per the modern earthquake resistant method and will be built from solid concrete (see the current building status here). The SKY Foundation together with ISMSF continues the vital support of the local communities