You must be a member of UCU for at least two years
You must be a citizen of Canada, or landed immigrant, and a resident of Ontario, though the student may attend an educational institution outside of Canada
Be enrolled in full time post‐secondary studies at an accredited university or college
No candidate can be awarded the same scholarship more than once
Eugene Roman served on the Board of the Ukrainian Credit Union Limited for twenty years, fifteen of them as the Chair. Mr. Roman is widely regarded as a leading Canadian authority on innovation and high‐tech. He was recognized as Canadian CIO of the Year in 2015. During his tenure, Eugene was key in helping Ukrainian Credit Union Limited significantly grow its asset base and adopt new technologies. He helped steer the Credit Union through five mergers and acquisitions, including Ukrainian (Sudbury) Credit Union, St. Demetrius Parish Credit Union, Ukrainian (St. Catharines) Credit Union, So‐Use Credit Union and United Ukrainian (Hamilton) Credit Union, making it one of the largest ethnic credit unions in Ontario. Under his leadership, UCU was one of the first credit unions in Ontario to implement a Call Centre, which continues today as a key element of the UCU’s service delivery model.
This award will be made to a candidate of Ukrainian heritage who:
Ukrainian Credit Union Limited will be the financial institution of choice for the Ukrainian community in Ontario and those who share its co-operative and cultural aspirations;
We will provide an exceptional level of member-driven financial and wealth management services based on sound stewardship, and the utmost integrity;
We will be an employer of choice for those individuals seeking a rewarding career helping people achieve financial security;
We shall achieve our goals through co-operation and continuous growth;
We will transform the prosperity of our member-owned co-operative into support for the cultural, educational, religious, charitable and recreational activities of the Ukrainian community, and the broader community of which we are a part.