The Elfenworks Foundation, in partnership with Kiev Taras Schevchenko National University and Elfenworks Productions, LLC, is pleased to announce an Elfenworks Student Competition on Social Entrepreneurship, to be awarded in April, 2017.

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Phase II of the competition towards this new Elfenworks Scholarship took place at the Institute of International Relations of the Kiev Taras Schevchenko National University. From the initial pool of 135 participants, 24 were selected for the second, juried phase, which included:
  • Student Paper Competition assessing:
    • In-depth knowledge of social entrepreneurship and its importance for society.
    • Analysis of the current status of social entrepreneurship in Ukraine.
    • Personal social entrepreneurship participation experience.
    • Vision for further development of social entrepreneurship in Ukraine and how they see themselves in this context.
  • Individual interviews assessing ideals, vision, aspirations, and knowledge of social entrepreneurship.

The jury, led by Professor Stupnytsky, Aleksiy, included: Golubiy Igor, Professor, Department of International Business; Gnatovsky Nikolay, Professor, Department of International Law; Andrushchenko Svetlana, Professor, Department of International Relations; Smyrnova Ksenya, Professor, Department of European Law. Representing Elfenworks on the jury was Dr. Vladimir Genin, who oversaw the translation of the book Intelligence & Compassion in Action into Ukranian, and who had already, himself, translated it into Russian. Our sincere congratulations to the finalists, listed here in alphabetical order:

  • Kikesheva, Anna
  • Oleksyuk, Vitaly
  • Slinko, Valeriia
  • Yaroshenko, Oleksander.

To all the students who participated in the competition, we say thank you and keep on making a difference for the greater good.  Students of Ukraine, we are so proud of you!  


Thanks, everyone, for visiting. Please check back again in April for the announcement of the winner.

About Elfenworks “In Harmony With Hope” 
The Elfenworks Foundation works for hope in America by fostering creative and technological solutions that advance change. Elfenworks identifies chasms, creates change, and amplifies success, whether promoting peace initiatives, assisting nonprofits safely navigate IT security, or helping people cope with stress through the Breathing Butterfly project. Visit for big and small ways to make a difference.

About Kiev Taras Schevchenko National University
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, a classic university with a distinct research profile, is the leading contemporary academic and educational hub of Ukraine. The staff at the University have a broad range of formal achievements recognized, such as the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology, as well as awards from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and branches of the National Academies of Sciences. Details at

About Our Scholarships Project
The Elfenworks Foundation, together with domestic and international university partners, is working hard to foster a new wave of student social entrepreneurs, through scholarship competitions. Find out more by visiting   Students, we’re so proud of you. Never underestimate your ripple

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