From left: Eugieniusz Chmielowski (donor), Professor Bozena McLees, Danuta Plussa (donor), and Jennifer Putnam (2017 recipient)
Loyola Based Polish Studies Scholarships:
Chmielowski Scholarship Application 2019-2020 - The Eugeniusz Alek Chmielowski, Survivor of Deportation to Siberia, Officer in the Polish Army of General Anders Victorious at Monte Cassino during the Second World War Scholarship was established in 2010 by Eugeniusz Alek Chmielowski to promote and encourage undergraduate study and research in Polish Studies, with special emphasis on Polish language, and active participation in the Polish Student Alliance. The scholarship is awarded to undergraduate student(s) currently enrolled in Loyola University Chicago Polish Studies Program (POST) in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.
Kujawinski Scholarship Application 2019-2020 - The Frank Kujawinski Polish Studies Immersion Fund at Loyola University Chicago was established in 2011 through the fundraising efforts and leadership of the Polish Student Alliance and Polish American Alumni Network, Loyola’s alumni organization, and friends of the University. The Frank Kujawinski Scholarships are administered by a scholarship committee headed by the Director of the Interdisciplinary Polish Studies Program in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. The Frank Kujawinski Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to Loyola University students who are traveling to Poland to study Polish language and culture. Please visit Polish American Alumni Network (PAAN) to read the story.
Siberian Society Scholarship Application 2019-2020 - The scholarship was established in 2015 by Eugeniusz Alek Chmielowski, President of the Siberian Society in Chicago, to promote and encourage undergraduate study and research in Polish history and culture with special emphasis on study of the story of Polish refugees and exiles sent to Siberia by the Soviet authorities. The scholarship is awarded to undergraduate student(s) currently enrolled in Loyola University Chicago Polish Studies Program (POST) and is awarded by the university through the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.
Polish Resistance (AK) Foundation Scholarship - The scholarship was established in 2010 by the Polish Resistance (AK) Foundation to promote and encourage undergraduate study and research in Polish History, the history of the Polish Underground State, and/or the Polish Home Army. The scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students currently enrolled in Loyola University Chicago and is awarded by the University through the Department of History.
Plocieniak Polish Language Fluency Scholarship - The Undergraduate Admission Office provides the application for the Plocieniak Scholarship and the following information to prospective freshman students: In memory of the Czabanski Family, the Plocieniak Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen of Polish descent who are fluent in reading, writing, and speaking the Polish language. All candidates are required to take a written examination and interview on Loyola’s campus on Sunday, March 24, 2019, for the upcoming academic year. Scholarship amounts will vary but amounts range from $800 - $1,000. Prospective candidates must be admitted to Loyola by February 1. Students may submit the Plocieniak Scholarship by clicking here.
Polish American Community Scholarships:
Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarships support American students of Polish descent for graduate level studies, such as masters and Ph.D. studies, at colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $7,000 are awarded on a competitive basis for one academic year. Funding is for full-time studies. Scholarships are for academic year Fall 2020 - Spring 2021.
Year Abroad Scholarship - The Year Abroad Scholarship supports Polish language studies at the Jagiellonian University's Center of Polish Language and Culture in Cracow, Poland. Scholarships are awarded under the auspices of the Foundation's Exchange Program with Poland.
Students who are awarded a scholarship are accepted to attend the Center for Polish Language and Culture program at the Jagiellonian University. The scholarship includes a tuition waiver and 1,600 zloty per month for living expenses as well as $900 per semester in additional support.
Airfare is not covered by the scholarship. Please note that the Scholarship Selection Committee may elect to award semester-only grants.
Graduate Study and Research in Poland Scholarship - The Graduate / Postgraduate Studies and Research Scholarship supports research at various universities in Poland by American graduate students and university faculty members. Scholarships are awarded under the auspices of the Foundation's Exchange Program with Poland. The scholarship provides a stipend of 1,600 zloty per month for housing and living expenses. In addition, scholarship recipients receive $300 per month of approved study/research as an additional supplement for living expenses.
Candidates who intend to study/attend classes must apply to the university for admission and submit proof of acceptance/admission to the program. The Studies & Research scholarship does not cover the cost of tuition nor airfare to Poland.
Studies and Research projects may be conducted from July 1st, 2020 through June 30th, 2021 at state-funded universities and institutions of higher learning in Poland.
Kulze Scholarship - The Chicago Society Foundation with The Chicago Society of the Polish National Alliance will award three $7,500 scholarships for Illinois students in the forthcoming year and in each subsequent year. Awards will be made to students of Polish ancestry with demonstrated financial need on a competitive basis. Deadline: February 15, 2019.
All fields and majors are eligible for scholarship funding. Deadline for application and supporting materials: February 8th, 2020.
Eligibility: United States citizens and permanent residents (green card holders) of Polish descent who are beginning or continuing their graduate studies and who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Scholarships are awarded for full-time studies only.Only one member per immediate family may receive a tuition scholarship during any given academic year. Applicants may re-apply, however, scholarship renewals are not guaranteed. Awards are limited to only two tuition scholarships per individual during the period of his/her studies.
Narodowa Agencja Wymiany Akademickiej- NAWA offers full-ride scholarships to Juniors and Seniors in college to study in Poland.
Leonard Skowronski Polish Studies Scholarship-The American Council for Polish Culture (ACPC) is pleased to offer two, $3,000 dollars each scholarships to students pursuing Polish Studies. Deadline: May 3, 2019.
Polish Constitution Day Parade, Chicago
As stated on NAWA's website, NAWA is a new institution that was established on October 1st, 2017. It is set up to coordinate state activities driving the process of internationalization of Polish academic and research institutions. The mission of NAWA is to foster the development of Poland in the area of science and higher education.
- Support international mobility of students, academics and researchers
- Support the process of internationalization of Polish HEIs and research institutions
- Promote Polish science and higher education
- Promote and popularize teaching of the Polish language