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Wisconsin Study in Poland Scholarship Description

Two Wisconsin Study in Poland Scholarships are available for the Kosciuszko Foundation's Summer Study Abroad programs at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.  The scholarships, which cover the cost of tuition, language textbooks, a shared room, breakfast and dinner and complementary programs such as sightseeing (program fees),  may be used towards Session A, a 4-week program or Session B, a 6-week program.   Previous knowledge of the Polish language is not required. 

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

Wisconsin Study in Poland Scholarship Eligibility

In order to apply for a Wisconsin Study in Poland Scholarship (WSIP), the applicant must be a high school graduate and be 18 years of age by the first day of the program. Undergraduate and graduate students may apply. 

The applicant must be a Wisconsin resident of Polish descent.  Consideration will also be given to non-resident Wisconsin students of Polish descent who are attending Wisconsin colleges and universities.  A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.   

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:

  •  Financial Information Form, in hard copy format or via e-mail saved as "WSIP2019-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 "WSIP2019-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 university or school letterhead; hard copy format or via e-mail from professors and teachers saved as "WSIP2019-Student's Last name-First name-LOR-Prof's Last name"
  • Essay/Statement of Purpose* submitted via e-mail
  • a $35 non-refundable scholarship application fee - check or money order made payable to the Kosciuszko Foundation

*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, WSIP2019 and a page number on each page of the essay. Please save your file as "WSIP2019-Last name-First name-essay" .doc, .pdf and .docx files are also accepted. 

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:   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 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 via e-mail by late May. Students who receive scholarship funding will be required to submit a $95 non-refundable registration fee 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, a Wisconsin couple, both of whom are of  Polish-American descent.

Candidates who are not chosen to receive scholarship funding may attend the program by notifying the KF Summer Sessions Office of their intensions and by following up with registration 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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