Polish American Club of North Jersey Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$5,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 15

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc.

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. In previous years, there were six awards given.
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 of Polish descent.
  4. Must be an active member of the Polish American Club of North Jersey. Children and grandchildren of members are also eligible to apply.
  5. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  6. Must enroll as a full-time student.
  7. Must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student during the award year.

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

Description: This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are active members of the Polish American Club of North Jersey; children and grandchildren of members are also eligible to apply. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Application requirements for the Polish American Club of North Jersey Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
  • $35 app. fee
  • Photo
  • Proof of Polish descent
Additional Information: Selection is based on the following criteria: academic excellence, the applicant's academic achievements, interests, motivation, interest in Polish subjects, and involvement in the Polish American community. Financial need is taken into consideration. Only one member per immediate family may receive a Polish American Club of North Jersey Scholarship during any given academic year. Children and grandchildren of club members are eligible. Scholarship notifications will be made in writing on or before May 29.

Award Amount: $500 to $2,000 annually, renewable for up to three additional years if the student continues to meet the eligibility requirements.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $5,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, January 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, January 15

Applications are available online from the Kosciuszko Foundation website. 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); a passport-size photo; 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 letter of acceptance to college/university; 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 others must 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 application materials listed above 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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