Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarships

Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarships

Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarship Description

Each year the Foundation offers a number of scholarships to American students of Polish descent to attend Kosciuszko Foundation's Summer Study Abroad programs in Polish language at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.  The scholarship  covers the cost of tuition, language textbooks, a shared room, breakfast and dinner and complementary programs such as sightseeing (collectively referred to as program fees) of our 3-week programs, Session C and Session D, and is paid directly to the Jagiellonian University on behalf of the student.  Scholarship applicants may apply for longer sessions. 

Scholarship recipients will be responsible for their own transportation, health care coverage, travel and medical insurance, airfare, and all other costs.  

Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarship Eligibility

Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarship applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma by the first day of the program. High school seniors and full-time undergraduate students may apply.  Candidates must be US citizens of Polish descent or Polish citizens with permanent residency status in the US.  A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.  

To Apply for a Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarship

Students who wish to apply for a scholarship must complete the KF Summer Study Abroad on-line application form and submit the following supporting documents:

  • Financial Information Form, saved as "TF19-Last name-First name-FIF"
  • Passport photos,  3 hard copy photos with your name printed on the reverse side or an e-mailed electronic photo saved as "TF19-Last name-First name-photo" 
  • Official  transcripts for the past three years inclusive of the most recent Fall semester, in hard copy format or sent via an on-line service such as Parchment
  • academic letters of reference from two teachers or professors.  Letters must be written on school or university letterhead saved as "TF19-Last name-First name-LOR-Prof's Last name" 
  • Essay/Statement of Purpose.  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 2019 or TF19 and a page number on each page of the essay.  Please save your file as "TF19-Last name-First name-essay" .doc, .pdf and .docx files are accepted. 
  • a $35 non-refundable scholarship application fee - check or money order made payable to the Kosciuszko Foundation.  

Submit your supporting materials to :

1 - If there is a KF Chapter in the area where you attend classes, submit a .pdf of your on-line application form and your supporting materials to your local KF Chapter.

Kosciuszko Foundation's Chapters and their jurisdictions:

  • Chicago, IL -  area includes MI, IL and IN
  • New England - area includes CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT 
  • Ohio - accepting applications from OH
  • Philadelphia,PA - area includes DE, eastern PA, Southern NJ
  • Pittsburgh, PA - area includes western PA, WV
  • Houston, TX - area includes AR, LA, OK, TX
  • Washington, DC - area includes DC area, MD, VA
  • Buffalo, NY - Rochester and western NY, Buffalo area

A listing of KF Chapters is found together with application forms and here: KF Chapter Addresses for Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarship candidates. 

Kosciuszko Foundation utilizes its local Chapters to administer the Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarships.  KF Chapters review the applications and supporting materials of the candidates who attend schools and universities in their local area.  The Chapters make recommendations to the KF in NYC and forwarded the materials to the Kosciuszko Foundation in NYC, where final decisions are made. 

II - If you live in a state which is not served by a KF Chapter send  your supporting materials to:

Summer Studies Abroad Office
Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc.
15 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065


If you have any questions,  please contact:
(212) 734-2130 ext. 412  

the Scholarship Chairperson at your local KF Chapter

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 to upload when you apply on-line.

If you are eligible for any other KF scholarship for summer studies abroad, apply only once.  Your application will be considered for its other summer scholarships as well. 


Scholarship Decisions

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

Students who receive scholarship funding will be required to submit a $95 non-refundable registration fee, the balance of program fees if applicable, as well as the following required forms:

Health Form, Rules and Regulation Form, Accommodation Form, Data Sharing Form-RODO, a current valid passport number, proof of medical insurance.  

Students may also submit the following optional forms: Credit Approval form and a Health Care Proxy form.  

Scholarship recipients will be required to submit a two page report to the Kosciuszko Foundation after the program is completed. The report will be forwarded to the scholarship donors. 

Students who are not chosen to receive a scholarship may attend the program as paying students by notifying the KF Summer Sessions Office of their intensions and by following up with registration fees and program fees.  Payment of program fees will be due 2 weeks after scholarship decisions are made or by May 20th, whichever is later. 


April 10 - deadline for scholarship supporting materials      
  • Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarships
  • Frances E. Wyszynski Scholarship 
  • Wisconsin Study in Poland Scholarships
May 10 - application deadline for paying students 
  • Final day to apply for summer studies in Poland
  • Payment of all program fees are due
May 20 - deadline for mandatory and optional forms
  • Health Form  
  • Passport number
  • Passport size photos
  • Proof of medical insurance
  • Rules and Regulations Form
  • RODO Data Sharing 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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