Attendees of this year's Summer Program Abroad at the Jagiellonian University were hosted by Philadelphia Chapter of the Kosciuszko Foundation at general membership meeting on June 23, 2019 at Associated Polish Home in Philadelphia.

Andre Zlotnicki, Chair of the Scholarship Committee, introduced attending students and their parents to the gathered members of the Philadelphia Chapter.  He also presented Tomaszkiewicz-Florio recipients with checks for $500 each from the Philadelphia Chapter to supplement travel costs. After the presentation students and parents mingled with the Chapter members, who shared pre-travel advice.

This year's scholarship recipients are:

Wyszynski Memorial Scholarship:

  • Ms. Anna Bochenek, freshman at Gettysburg College, PA

Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarship:

  • Mr. Matthew Ziarnik, civil engineering major, freshman at Villanova University, PA
  • Mr. Mathew Czaja, biomedical engineering major, sophomore at Drexel University, PA


Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarship: 

  • Ms. Sydney Marie Huff from Bryn Mawr College 
  • Ms. Bix Willis Komita Moussa from NYU
Wyszynski Memorial Scholarship
  • Ms. Nicole A. Zarzycka from Rider University

Study in Kraków this Summer - 2017 Scholarships Awarded 

Two scholarships for summer study in Poland at the Jagiellonian University have been awarded this year.

     The  Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarship  
awardee is       Ms. Tekla Simon who is a Hofstra University student            majoring in French and Anthropology.

   The Frances E. Wyszynski Memorial Scholarship        
awardee is Ms. Veronica Dos Temple University          Nursing student.


Training for the Kosciuszko House Guides Completed

Five members of the local Polish organizations including the KF Philadelphia Chapter and Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia completed the required training with the National Park Service.
Located at the corner of Pine and Third streets in Philadelphia, the Kosciuszko House is part of the Independence National Historical Park.

More than 50 Members Joined the KF this Year!

We are delighted at this development and would like to encourage you all to tell your family and friends about us and encourage them to join our growing Polish family!

New Committiees Formed

Our board has worked well collaboratively, but since our projects have grown we have decided to form committees to better involve KF members and make use of the talent within our organization.  The board has approved the following committees to help with our mission:

1)  Committee on The Museum of the American Revolution

2)  Committee on " Kościuszko Way"

3)  Committee on "Kościuszko Mural"

4)  Committee on Cooperation with African-American organizations and schools to introduce Kościuszko's ideals of freedom and equality.

5)  Committee on Kościuszko's House Volunteers.

6)  Committee on Fund Raising.

We encourage and invite all KF chapter members to identify committees that are of interest to them and volunteer their time, skills and talent in making us the most active and successful chapter in the country.

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