Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarships

Tomaszkiewicz Florio Scholarships

Each year the Kosciuszko Foundation offers a number of scholarships to American students of Polish descent to take part in Summer Study programs in Polish language with the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.  

The scholarship covers  program fees for Session A, a 4-week program; Session B, a 2-week program or Session AB, a 6-week program.  Program fees include:  tuition, a Polish language e-textbook, as well as a cultural program.  The Kosciuszko Foundation pays program fees directly to the Jagiellonian University on behalf of Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarship winners.  Scholarship recipients are responsible for payment of the $75 registration fee and will be responsible for a report following the program.   


The following categories of applicants are eligible to apply for Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarships: 

  • high school seniors who are 18 by the first day of the program
  • undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • American citizens of Polish descent 
  • legal permanent residents of Polish descent (green card holders)
  • minimum GPA of 3.0 or better

How to Apply

Complete the 2021 Summer Study Application Form and submit the following supporting materials: 

  • 2021 Financial Information Form
  • Photo / Headshot
  • Official  transcripts for the past two years inclusive of the Fall 2020 semester.  The transcript may be sent in hard copy format or electronically.  We can accept electronic transcripts from on-line services such as Transcript Network by Credentials Solutions, LLC; Transcript Services at Parchment; e-Scrip-Safe; and from the National Student Clearinghouse. An official transcript is a transcript that is sent by the school or the above services directly to the KF or its Chapters.  We cannot accept transcripts submitted by students.  
  • Two Letters of Recommendation from teachers or professors with whom you have studied recently.  One of the letters can come from an officer or supervisor of an organization or club in which you are active or for which you volunteer. Letters must be written on university or organization letterhead.  Please ask your recommenders to save their letters as TF21-Student's Last Name-First Name-LOR-Recommender's Last Name.
  • Essay/Statement of Purpose regarding why you wish to take part in the summer program will be two pages, double spaced, printed on one side of the page only.  The statement/essay must include your full name, TF21 and a page number on each page of the essay.  
Use this file naming convention for all supporting materials :
TF21-Your Last Name-First Name-Description of the Item


Acceptable formats for photos include .pdf, .jpg and .jpeg
Acceptable formats for documents include: .docx and .pdf

Where to Apply

If there is a KF Chapter near the high school or college which you attend, submit a .pdf of your on-line application form and your supporting materials to your local KF Chapter.

List of KF Chapters, contact info and Chapter 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

KF Chapters review application and supporting materials and forward materials together with their recommendations to the KF office in New York City, where final decisions are made.   

If there is no KF Chapter near the high school or college which you attend, submit only your supporting materials* to:

Summer Studies Office
Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc.
15 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065
or via e-mail to:

* We will receive your on-line application when you hit the submit button.  

Please Note: Set aside about 30 -40 minutes to complete the on-line application form - the computer program will not allow you to save your answers, therefore you will not be able to continue at a later time.  Except when electronic service is not available, such as the remittance of official transcripts by some high schools and colleges, it is suggested that you submit your supporting materials via e-mail. 

Scholarship Deadline

Friday, May 21, 5:00 p.m. 

* All scholarship applications, transcripts and supporting materials must be received by the deadline date.  There will be no exceptions. 

Scholarship winners will be required to submit :  

  • RODO Data Processing Form - EU requirement
  • Credit Approval Form
  • $75 Registration Fee + Summer Study Payment Form  

Scholarship Decisions

Applicants will be informed of scholarship decisions via e-mail by the Summer Study Office in New York City.  

Scholarship recipients will be required to submit a two page 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. Please notify the Summer Studies Office of your intention to participate in the program as a paying student and  forward your registration and program fees to the KF Summer Studies Office in New York City.

Scholarship Deadline Date: May 21, 5:00 p.m. 

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