On the day of the 150th anniversary of birthday of
Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky,
the Government of Ukraine adopts a decision to establish 20 scholarships to be
bestowed in honour of Andrey Sheptytsky.
This was announced by Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a
Cabinet’s meeting on Wednesday, July 29.
These grants would symbolize two strivings the revered
Metropolitan had devoted his life to: the nationwide reconciliation and
educating of people. Therefore, according to the Prime Minister, the
scholarships will be awarded to students from western Ukrainian universities
who will be doing master's studies in universities in the south and east of the
country and those young men and women from the eastern and southern Ukraine,
who discover the western Ukraine in the universities of this region."
The grants for 20 such students will be awarded for once a
year and amount UAH 2200 per month.
The Prime Minister explained Metropolitan Archbishop Andrey Sheptytsky had
vigorously advocated Ukrainian youth to become smarter, more educated. Apart
from that, Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed that Archbishop Andrey
Sheptytsky was "the great son of the Ukrainian
nation": "He was a historic figure who strove for unity and reconciliation
of Ukraine, for the education of Ukrainians. Also, for we could have realized
how to "build our own home" – as he named his work".
Arseniy Yatsenyuk commissioned the Culture Ministry
together with Lviv regional state administration to
immediately prepare an action plan and calculate necessary funding to create
in Ukraine the Museum of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky.