Polish American Congress,
Western New York Division, Inc.

Scholarships

The Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship Program

Organization: The Kosciuszko Foundation

Amount Offered: $1,000-$7,000

Contact Information: Ms. Addy Tymczyszyn

Scholarship and Grant Officer for Americans

Summer Study Abroad Coordinator

212-734-2130 Ext. 210

e-mail: addy@thekf.org

http://www.thekf.org/EDScholarships.html

Requirements: Supported Majors: All (For students of non-Polish heritage: Polish Studies major)

Citizenship: U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Year: Undergraduate senior or graduate

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Dr. Marie E. Zakrzewski Medical scholarship

Organization: Massachusetts Federation of Polish Women’s Clubs

Administered by the Kosciuszko Foundation

Amount Offered: $3,500

Contact Information: Ms. Addy Tymczyszyn

Scholarship and Grant Officer for Americans

Summer Study Abroad Coordinator

212-734-2130 Ext. 210

e-mail: addy@thekf.org

http://www.thekf.org/EDScholarships.html

Requirements: Supported Majors: Medicine

Citizenship: U.S. citizen or permanent resident of Polish descent

Year: First, second or third year medical school

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Other: Must be a female resident of New England.

The Massachusetts Federation of Polish Women’s Clubs Scholarship

Organization: Massachusetts Federation of Polish Women’s Clubs

Administered by the Kosciuszko Foundation

Amount Offered: $1,250

Contact Information: Ms. Addy Tymczyszyn

Scholarship and Grant Officer for Americans

Summer Study Abroad Coordinator

212-734-2130 Ext. 210

e-mail: addy@thekf.org

http://www.thekf.org/EDScholarships.html

Requirements: Supported Majors: All

Citizenship: U.S. citizen or permanent resident of Polish descent

Year: Undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior

Minimum GPA: 3.0

The Polish American Club of North Jersey Scholarship

Organization: The Polish American Club of North Jersey

Administered by the Kosciuszko Foundation

Amount Offered: $500-$2,000

Contact Information: Ms. Addy Tymczyszyn

Scholarship and Grant Officer for Americans

Summer Study Abroad Coordinator

212-734-2130 Ext. 210

http://www.thekf.org/EDScholarships.html

Requirements: Supported Majors: All

Citizenship: U.S. citizen or permanent resident of Polish descent

Year: Undergraduate or graduate

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Other: Must be an active member of the Polish American Club of North Jersey or a child or grandchild of Federation members

The American Institute of Polish Culture Harriet Irsay Scholarship Grant

Organization: The American Institute of Polish Culture

Amount Offered: $1,000

Contact Information: www.ampolinstitute.org

Requirements: Supported Majors: Education, Film, History, International

Relations, Journalism, Liberal Arts, Polish Studies, Public Relations,

Graduate students in all majors whose thesis is on a Polish subject

Citizenship: U.S. citizen or permanent resident preferably of Polish heritage

Year: Undergraduate or graduate

Minimum GPA: None

Chopin Foundation of the United States Scholarship

Organization: Chopin Foundation of the United States, Inc.

Amount Offered: $1,000

Contact Information: Chopin Foundation of the United States, Inc.,

1440 79th Street Causeway, Suite 117,

Miami, FL 33141

Phone: (305) 868-0624

http://www.chopin.org 

Fax: (305) 865-5150

info@chopin.org

Requirements: Supported Majors: Field of study is music, major is piano

Citizenship: U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Year: 14-17 years old (if older than 17, must already be in the program)

Minimum GPA: None

Louis & Nellie Skalny Scholarships for Polish Studies

Organization: Louis Skalny Foundation

Administered by American Council for Polish Culture

Amount Offered: $1,000

Contact Information: www.polishcultureacpc.org/skalny.html

Requirements: Supported Majors: Polish Studies

Citizenship: U.S. citizen

Year: Undergraduate junior, senior or graduate

Minimum GPA: None

Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia Scholarship

Organization: Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia

Amount Offered: $500 (more or less could be awarded depending on the strength of the essay)

Contact Information: Mrs. Deborah Majka

Requirements: Supported Majors: All (For students of non-Polish heritage

Polish or Slavic language, history or culture)

Citizenship: U.S. citizen

Year: Graduating high school senior or undergraduate

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Polish National Alliance Scholarship

Organization: Polish National Alliance

Amount Offered: Not specified

Contact Information: Polish National Alliance

Educational Department

6100 N. Cicero Ave.

Chicago, Illinois 60646

mary.srodon@pna-znp.org

http://www.pna-znp.org/scholarships.htm

Requirements: Supported Majors: All

Citizenship: U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Year: Undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior

Minimum GPA: None

Other: Applicant must be a beneficial premium-paying member in PNA for at least 3 years or an insured premium-paying member for 2 years providing a parent has been an insured member for at least five years.

American Council for Polish Culture (ACPC) Summer Study Scholarship

Organization: American Council for Polish Culture

Amount Offered: $2,000 towards transportation and tuition

Contact Information: http://www.polishcultureacpc.org/#grants

Requirements: Supported Majors: All

Citizenship: U.S. citizen of Polish descent

Year: Undergraduate junior or senior planning to attend a summer study

session at a college or university in Poland

Minimum GPA: None

Other: Must belong to ACPC or supporting organization; or an individual member of ACPC; or being recommended by a member or affiliate organization.

Richard C. Gorecki Scholarship Program

Organization: Polish Falcons of America

Amount Offered: $5,000-$15,000

Contact Information: http://www.polishfalcons.org/Programs%20&%20Services/scholarship.html

Requirements: Supported Majors: All

Citizenship: U.S Citizen

Year: Undergraduate junior, senior or graduate student

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Other: Must have been a PFA Member for six years.

Polish Roman Catholic Union of America Scholarship

Organization: Polish Roman Catholic Union of America

Amount Offered: Not specified

Contact Information: Polish Roman Catholic Union of America

984 N. Milwaukee Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60622-4101

 https://www.prcua.org/scholarships/

Requirements: Supported Majors: All

Citizenship: U.S. citizen of Polish descent

Year: Undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior or graduate

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Other: Must be a member of PRCUA for a minimum of 5 years and have a minimum of $5,000 in life insurance; or 4 years of membership with an additional $15,000; or 3 years of membership and an additional $25,000 in life insurance.

Polish and Slavic Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Organization: Polish and Slavic Federal Credit Union

Amount Offered: $1,500 – $5,000

Contact Information: PSFCU Scholarship Committee

140 Greenpoint Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11222

http://www.psfcu.com

Requirements: Supported Majors: All

Citizenship: U.S. citizen of Polish or Slavic descent

Year: Graduating high school senior pursuing associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree, part-time or full-time student

Minimum GPA: None

Other: Must be a PSFCU member.

Marcella Kochanska Sembrich Vocal Competition

Organization: American Council for Polish Culture

Amount Offered: $1,500

Contact Information: www.polishcultureacpc.org/#grants

Requirements: Supported Majors: For those who have pursued or are pursuing

higher education study in voice or in the early stage of vocal career

Citizenship: U.S. citizen or legal resident of Polish descent

Year: High school graduates up to the age of 35

Minimum GPA: None

Other: Must not be under professional management.

Polanki Club College Achievement Awards

Organization: Polanki, Polish Women’s Cultural Club of Milwaukee

Amount Offered: $500-$1,000

Contact Information: Polanki College Achievement Awards

P.O. Box 341458, Milwaukee, WI  53234

polanki@polanki.org 

http://www.polanki.org/scholar-main.html

Requirements: This program includes many memorial awards, and one-time awards are granted from time to time.

Citizenship: U.S. citizen

Other: Requirements vary by award; see the web site.

Polish Union of America Scholarship

Organization: Polish Union of America

Amount Offered: $200 per year

Contact Information: punion@ix.netcom.com http://www.polishunion.com/scholarships.html

Requirements: Supported Majors: All

Citizenship: U.S. citizen of Polish descent

Year: Undergraduate

Minimum GPA: None

Stan Musial Scholarship Fund

Organization: National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame

Amount Offered: $500-$1,000

Contact Information: www.polishsportshof.com/sms.html

Requirements: Supported Majors: All

Citizenship: U.S. Citizen of Polish descent

Year: Graduating high school senior

Minimum GPA: 3.2

Other: Must compete in varsity sports.

Ralph Modjeski Scholarship Fund

Organization: Polish American Engineers Association

Amount Offered: Not specified

Contact Information: www.polishengineers.org/scholarships.htm

Requirements: Supported Majors: Engineering

Citizenship: U.S. citizen (special consideration for those of Polish

Heritage)

Year: Undergraduate junior, senior or graduate

Minimum GPA: None

Arthur and Genevieve Roth Scholarship

Organization: Kosciuszko Foundation

Amount Offered: $1,000

Contact Information: Kosciuszko Foundation15 East 65th Street

New York, NY 10021 212 734-2130

212 628-4552 (fax)

thekf@aol.com  

http://www.thekf.org

Requirements: Supported Majors: Banking, business administration, finance

Citizenship: U.S. citizen of Polish descent

Year: Undergraduate and graduate

Minimum GPA: None

Other: Special preference is given to those planning to attend Arthur T. Roth School of Business of Long Island University.

Polish Heritage Society of Rochester, NY Scholarship

Organization: Polish Heritage Society of Rochester, NY

Amount Offered: $1,000

Contact Information: www.polishheritagerochester.org/scholarships.aspx

klizak@rochester.rr.com 

585-576-9354

Requirements: Supported Majors: All

Citizenship: U.S. citizen of Polish descent (at least one parent)

Year: Graduating high school senior

Minimum GPA: None

Other: Must live in Monroe County, NY or one of the surrounding six counties.

Francis J. Larkowski Scholarship

Organization: Rosenstiel Foundation, Polska Wola and

Chicago-Kent Polish American Law Student Association

Amount Offered: $1,000

Contact Information: kdavis1@kentlaw.edu http://www.kentlaw.edu/adm/scholarships/Larkowski_app.doc

Requirements: Supported Majors: Law

Citizenship: U.S. citizen (preference given to though of Polish descent)

Year: Graduate

Minimum GPA: None

Other: Must plan to attend Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Dr. Stanislas Chylinski Scholarship

Organization: Kosciuszko Foundation

Amount Offered: $1,000

Contact Information: 15 East 65th Street

New York, NY 10021

212 734-2130

212 628-4552 (fax)

thekf@aol.com 

http://www.thekf.org

Requirements: Supported Majors: All

Citizenship: U.S. citizen or permanent resident of Polish descent

Year: Undergraduate

Minimum GPA: None

Stanislaus A. Blejwas Memorial Scholarship

Organization: CCSU

Amount Offered: Not specified

Contact Information: www.ccsu.edu/Instiadv/scholarships/Inter_Exch.htm

Requirements: Supported Majors: All

Citizenship: U.S. citizen

Year: Undergraduate or graduate

Minimum GPA: None

Other: Must be a full-time student at Central Connecticut State University. Must demonstrate an interest in Polish issues. Special

preference is given to those who have an interdisciplinary academic minor in Polish Studies or study in Poland for a semester or a year.

Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowship

Organization: Woodrow Wilson Center

Amount Offered: $26,000-$85,000

Contact Information: Scholar Administration Office

Woodrow Wilson Center

One Woodrow Wilson Plaza

1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20004-3027

Email: fellowships@wilsoncenter.org

Tel: 202-691-4170

http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=fellowships.welcome

Requirements: Supported Study: Fellowship

Citizenship: Citizen or Permanent resident of any country

Year: Must have a PhD

Minimum GPA: None

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