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Supporting Ukrainian Students Impacted by War


The Ukraine Math and Science Achievement Fund was born of a desire to ensure that a generation of the world’s most gifted minds wouldn’t fall victim to the uncertainties of war.

We provide scholarships and other support to help these students achieve their academic ambitions and maximize their potential. Though the war interrupted their studies, it hasn’t diminished their ambition.

With the generous support of Citadel founder and CEO Ken Griffin, we are working to ensure that these students have the opportunity to continue their education and leave their mark on the world.

We provide awards in three categories.

  • Undergraduate Scholarships

    Up to four years of financial support for exceptionally high-achieving students who have been offered admission at a top university.

  • Flexible Support for Students

    Funding that meets the individual needs of talented students whose lives and studies have been affected by the war.

  • Infrastructure Gifts

    Gifts to facilitate distance learning within Ukraine and support the participation of high-achieving students in Olympiads and other academic competitions.


Griffin Scholars are paired with mentors who help effectuate a smooth transition to their new academic institutions and support their success both in and out of the classroom.

Key Attributes of Our Scholars

Though Griffin Scholars each have their own unique backgrounds, perspectives, and interests, they are bound by their ambition, resilience, and commitment to being positive contributors to their communities.


Committed to excellence and determined to succeed, Griffin Scholars have high aspirations and the talent and tenacity required to achieve them.


In the face of unimaginable hardship, Griffin Scholars have shown an extraordinary ability to adapt, persist, and thrive.


Highly accomplished in STEM, Griffin Scholars share a passion for problem-solving and contributing to their academic communities and society more broadly.

Our Scholars

With the support of The Ukraine Math and Science Achievement Fund, exceptional Ukrainian students are continuing their STEM studies at leading educational institutions around the world.


Applications are accepted by invitation only. If you have received an invitation from us, please click here to complete your application.

Scholars are eligible to receive up to four years of financial support, including tuition, fees, and a stipend for living expenses.

Undergraduate scholarships are awarded annually once admission to a qualifying institution has been secured. Other funding, including flexible support for students and infrastructure gifts, is provided on a rolling basis.

We connect Griffin Scholars with experienced and passionate volunteers who support their academic ambitions and personal growth. If you are interested in exploring mentorship opportunities, please click here to learn more.

If you are interested in exploring other opportunities to support these students, please click here.

Received an invitation?

If you have been invited to apply for funding from us, you may do so here.