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:
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.
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.
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!
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.