Tomaszkiewicz-Florio and Wyszynski Scholarships

Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarships

The Kosciuszko Foundation's Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarships have been awarded to Polish American student since 1995. Each year the Foundation offers a number of scholarships to qualified applicants to attend Polish language courses at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.  The scholarship covers the cost of program fees of a 3-week session ($1,520) and is paid directly to the Jagiellonian University on behalf of the student.  Scholarship applicants may apply for longer sessions.

Program fees include the cost of tuition, language text books, a double occupancy room in the student dormitory, breakfast, dinner, and complementary programs.

The scholarship does not cover the cost of lunches, single rooms, registration fees, scholarship application fees, medical insurance, extra nights, spending money and travel expenses.

Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarship Eligibility

Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarship applicants must meet KF Summer Study Abroad eligibility requirements - see Eligibility.  In addition, the candidate must be a full-time high school senior or full-time undergraduate student and be a US citizen of Polish descent or a Polish citizen with permanent residency status in the US and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  

To Apply for a Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarship

Kosciuszko Foundation's Chapters in Chicago, IL; Massachusetts; Ohio; Philadelphia,PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Houston, TX; Washington, DC; and Buffalo, NY help the Kosciuszko Foundation in NYC in reviewing Tomaszkiewicz-Florio scholarship applications submitted by students who attend schools and universities in the Chapter's area of jurisdiction.   

Students who attend schools and universities outside KF Chapter areas may send their applications directly to the KF Summer Study Abroad Office in New York City.  

A link to the list of KF Chapters is found at right and on the bottom of the Main Summer Study Abroad page, see Click Here For Application Forms. 

Scholarship applicants must complete the on-line application which is received by the KF office in NYC and shared with the student's local Chapter. Additionally, candidates must submit supporting materials to Addy@thekf.org with a courtesy copy to (cc:) the KF Chapter nearest the candidate's school / university.  The following supporting materials are required:

  • completed financial information form, saved as "TF18-Last name-First name-FIF"
  • academic letters of reference from two teachers or professors written on school/university letterhead, saved as "TF18-Last name-First name-LOR-Prof's Last name" 
  • an essay/statement of purpose, saved as "TF18-Last name-First name-essay".  The essay/statement of purpose should be two pages, double spaced, printed on one side of the page only; and must include your full name, "Tomaszkiewicz-Florio 2018" and a page number on each page of the essay
  • Official  transcript(s) for the past three years through Fall 2017 - mail hard copy transcripts to your local Chapter - the Chapter will forward transcripts to the Foundation for final review once initial review is conducted locally.  If there is no Chapter in your area, mail your transcript directly to the NYC office. 
  • submit a $35 non-refundable Scholarship Application Fee together with the payment form to the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City.  Acceptable forms of payment include checks and money orders made payable to the Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc.  

Please note: The on-line application form must be completed in one session  - the computer program will not allow you to save your answers and continue later .  It is suggested that you prepare mandatory documents (signed, completed, scanned and saved) and have them ready before you apply on-line.  

Scholarship Decisions

Applicants will be informed of scholarship decisions by the Summer Study Abroad Office in NYC via e-mail.  Results are usually available in May.

Students who receive scholarship funding will be required to submit the balance of fees (registration, any fees not covered by the scholarship) as well as all mandatory forms (Rules and Regulations, Accommodation, Health Form, passport size photos, passport number, proof of medical insurance). 

Scholarship recipients will be required to submit a report to the Kosciuszko Foundation after the program is completed. 

Students who are not chosen to receive a scholarship may attend the program as paying students by sending the required fees to the Kosciuszko Foundation. Payment of program fees will be due 2 weeks after scholarship decisions are made. 

Frances E. Wyszynski Memorial Scholarship

The Frances E. Wyszynski Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a woman of Polish descent from the Philadelphia area to attend a Kosciuszko Foundation Summer Study Abroad program at the Jagiellonian University.  Eligible candidates include women from the greater Philadelphia area and its surroundings who are attending classes on a full-time basis and who are at least 18 years of age.  High school seniors and undergraduate student are eligible.  The candidate must be a US citizen of Polish descent or a Polish citizen with legal US permanent residency status who has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  

To Apply for a Frances E. Wyszynski  Scholarship

Apply on-line.  Send or e-mail the following materials to the KF Chapter in Philadelphia (provide a courtesy copy (cc:) to Addy@theKF.org) together with the following materials:

  • financial information form saved as "Wysz18-Last name-First name- FIF"
  • official transcript(s) for the past three years through Fall 2017
  • academic letters of reference from two teachers or professors written on school / university letterhead, saved as "Wysz18-Last name-First name-LOR-Prof's Last name"
  • an essay/statement of purpose saved as "Wysz18-Last name-First name-essay"  The essay/statement of purpose should be two pages, double spaced, printed on one side of the page only; and must include your full name, "Frances E. Wyszynski 2018" and a page number on each page of the essay.
  • submit a $35 non-refundable Scholarship Application Fee together with the payment form to the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City.  Acceptable forms of payment include checks and money orders made payable to the Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc.  

Send your supporting materials to the KF Chapter in Philadelphia.  A list of KF Chapter addresses is found with application forms.    

DEADLINE DATES

April 23 (extended deadline)       
  • Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarships
  • Frances E. Wyszynski Scholarship 
  • Wisconsin Study in Poland Scholarships
May 18 
  • Final day to apply for summer studies in Poland
  • Payment of all program fees are due
May 25
  • Health Form  
  • Passport number
  • Passport size photos
  • Proof of medical insurance
  • Rules and Regulations Form
  • Accommodation Form - Jagiellonian applicants only 
  • Health Care Proxy - optional
  • Credit Approval Form - optional
  • Final day to cancel and receive a full refund
   

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