Svetlana Poleschuk earns fifth Silitski Scholarship

February 12, 2015

CEU student Svetlana Poleschuk (SOCI '15) is the latest recipient of the Vitali Silitski Memorial Belarusian Alumni Scholarship. 

Furnished by donations from Belarusian alumni, the supplementary scholarship will help support her research, titled “Controversy Over the Public Sphere in the 'Last Dictatorship of Europe.'"

Svetlana's research is intended to "explore the phenomenon of public lectures in Minsk that are referred by many as a unprecedented 'communication explosion'."

Funded by alumni in Belarus, the scholarship was launched four years ago by Belarusian alumni in honor of the late Belarusian scholar Vitali Silitski (POLS '94). 

A brilliant scholar, Silitski, headed the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (BISS) from 2007 until his death in 2011, in the process making it the world's leading think tank on Belarusian affairs. After earning his CEU MA he went on to earn his PhD Rutgers University, in 2007. 

The scholarship is open to Belarusian students of any department. Recipients are required to complete 40 hours of internship overseen by the CEU Alumni Relations office and are also to collaborate with the Belarusian alumni chapter on specific Belarus-related projects.

See here for eligibility requirements and application info. Also, get more information on this and other national alumni scholarships

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