ARG Funds Ukraine Student’s U.S. Education

ARG Funds Ukraine Student’s U.S. Education

Fourteen-year-old Ukraine student, Artur Zelenko, is the first scholar to receive funding from the Alliance for the Republic of Georgia (ARG) to study in the United States.

With this scholarship, the Alliance took its first step towards realizing its mission to support a peaceful and prosperous future for Eastern Europe by providing educational opportunities for its future leaders. 

The ninth grader began his high school career on September 19, 2022, as a boarding student at Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Penn. The Ukraine refugee, who hails from Kharkiv in Eastern Ukraine, says he sought an opportunity to get the “(best) education in the world” by coming to the U.S. “It’s hard to be in Ukraine and get a good education.”

“The administration was behind it, the board members were behind it, and when you have that kind of support … you’re making the decision in the best interest of the child,” Head of Wyoming Seminary Dan Rocha said in an interview with Eyewitness News.

“We are so pleased to be able to make a difference for this bright young man. At the core of the Alliance’s mission is the belief that education will drive peace and prosperity,” said ARG co-founder Gerry Gunster, who is an alumnus and board member of Wyoming Seminary. “Artur is the first of what we hope will be many students from Ukraine and the Republic of Georgia who will benefit from the education of a different perspective, and who will be the drivers of change in Eastern Europe in the future.”

The ARG will begin its fundraising campaign with a kickoff event in Washington, DC next month. With funds raised, the group plans to provide as many educational opportunities as possible for students in Ukraine and the Republic of Georgia in order to prepare and support a peaceful future for Eastern Europe.