Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship Program

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Amount
Awarded

$4,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 15

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc.

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. In recent years, there were 63 scholarships awarded.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Must be beginning or continuing his/her graduate studies during the award year.
  4. Must be of Polish descent OR be focused primarily on Polish subjects in his/her studies if of non-Polish descent.
  5. Must be enrolled full time.
  6. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is open to U.S. graduate students of Polish descent (or non-Polish descent whose studies are focused primarily on Polish subjects). Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Application requirements for the Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship Program are:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • App. fee
  • Photo
  • Proof of Polish ancestry
Additional Information: All fields and majors are eligible for funding. In addition, dedicated funding is available for certain fields of study and institutions. The student should visit the Kosciuszko Foundation website for additional information. Selection is based on academic excellence, the applicant's academic achievements, interests and motivation, the applicant's interest in Polish subjects or involvement in the Polish American community. Financial need is taken into consideration. Only one member per immediate family may receive a tuition scholarship during any given academic year. Notification of results is made in writing on or around May 29.

Award Amount: $1,000 to $7,000 annually, non-renewable. Applicants may re-apply. Awards are limited to only two tuition scholarships per individual during the period of his/her studies.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $4,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, January 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, January 15

In addition to a completed application, each student must submit the following: a $35 non-refundable application fee; a statement of purpose (discussing his/her academic goals, major, and specialization); official transcripts for the last three full years of academic work through summer 2018; two letters of academic reference submitted on letterhead and in sealed envelopes; a copy of his/her letter of acceptance to college; a copy of his/her letter of acceptance to graduate school; a passport-size photograph; and proof of Polish ancestry (using birth certificates, passports, naturalization papers and other official documents to show the line of descent from the ancestor who was born in Poland to the student). If documentation is not available, a letter from a prominent member of the community verifying Polish ancestry will be accepted. (Letters from relatives are not accepted.) Application materials should not be stapled. Application packets will not be accepted via fax. Certain components of the application packet must be uploaded to the online application, and other parts may be mailed/emailed. The student should visit the Kosciuszko Foundation website for more details. The Kosciuszko Foundation cannot confirm receipt of materials by phone. All applications and supporting documents must be received by the deadline date.
Contact: Addy Tymczyszyn
Address: 15 E. 65th St. New York, New York 10021-6595

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