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Wisconsin Study in Poland Scholarship Description

Through the generosity of a private couple in Wisconsin, each year since Summer 2016, the Kosciuszko Foundation has been able to offer two scholarships to Wisconsin 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  program fees for Session A (4 weeks) or Session B (6- weeks).   Program fees include:  tuition, language textbooks, a shared room, breakfast, dinner and complementary programs such as sightseeing and evening events dedicated to Polish culture and traditions.  

The Kosciuszko Foundation pays program fees directly to the Jagiellonian University on behalf of Wisconsin Study in Poland Scholarship (WSIP) winners.  

Scholarship recipients will be responsible for $35 scholarship application fee, $95 registration fee, single room fees (if applicable), airfare and transportation costs, medical insurance (required for participation in the program), travel insurance, out of pocket expenses and any other costs.  

Wisconsin Study in Poland Scholarship Eligibility

Applicants for the Wisconsin Study in Poland Scholarship must:

  • have a high school diploma and be 18 by the first day of the program
  • be an American citizen of Polish descent or a Polish citizen with permanent residency status in the US (green card holder)
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better
  • be an eligible high school senior, undergraduate student or a graduate student at the time of application
  • be a Wisconsin resident 
  • consideration will be given to eligible non-resident Wisconsin students who attend Wisconsin colleges and universities.  

To Apply for a Wisconsin Study in Poland 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:

  •  2020 Financial Information Form - please save your file as "WSIP2020-Last name-First name-FIF" 
  • Photo (headshot),  submit a hard copy photo with  your name printed on the reverse side or an e-mailed electronic photo saved as "WSIP2020-Last name-First name-photo" pdf, .jpg and .jpeg files are accepted.
  • 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, E-Scrip-Safe, or Credential Solutions.  
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers or professors focused on academic ability. Letters must be written on university or school letterhead - please ask teacher to save files as "WSIP2020-Student's Last name-First name-LOR-Prof's Last name"
  • An Essay/Statement of Purpose. The essay/statement of purpose will be two pages, double spaced, printed on one side of the page only.  The statement/essay must include your full name, WSIP2020 and a page number on each page of the essay.  Please save your file as "WSIP2020-Last name-First name-essay".  .doc, .pdf and .docx files are accepted
  • $35 non-refundable scholarship application fee - check or money order made payable to the Kosciuszko Foundation and sent to Kosciuszko Foundation headquarters in NYC. 

I - Complete the on-line application form.

II - Submit your supporting materials to:

Wisconsin Study in Poland Scholarship
Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc.
15 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065
Or via e-mail to: Addy@thekf.org

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

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 apply on-line and then e-mail mandatory  supporting materials together in one batch. 

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.  Results will be available by mid-to-late May.

Scholarship recipients will be required to submit a two page report to the Kosciuszko Foundation after the program is completed. Reports will be forwarded to the donors of the Wisconsin Study in Poland Scholarship. 


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 sending registration fees and program fees.

Payment of program fees will be due 2 weeks after scholarship decisions are made or by May 22nd, whichever is later. 


April 24 

On-line application form and 
  • all scholarship supporting materials*
  • $35 scholarship application fee paid by check or money order made out to the Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc.  
  • Submit your payment with the 2020 Summer Study Abroad Payment Form. 

* There will be no exceptions to the deadline date for supporting documents. 

May 22

Required documents to attend summer programs :  

Optional documents: 

June 1

Cancellation with a full refund

there are no exceptions on deadline dates

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