Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarships support American students of Polish descent for graduate studies at colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $7,000 are awarded on a competitive basis for one academic year. Funding is for full-time studies. The next opportunity to apply will be in Fall 2017 for scholarships towards academic year September 2018 - May 2019.
All fields and majors are eligible for scholarship funding.
In addition, dedicated funding is available to:
United States citizens and permanent residents (green card holders) of Polish descent who are beginning or continuing their graduate studies and who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Scholarships are awarded for full-time studies only. Only one member per immediate family may receive a tuition scholarship during any given academic year. Applicants may re-apply, however, scholarship renewals are not guaranteed. Awards are limited to only two tuition scholarships per individual during the period of his/her studies.
Selection is based on application completeness, recommendations, academic excellence and achievements, interests and motivation, the applicant's essay, interest in Polish subjects or involvement in the Polish American community. Financial need is taken into consideration.
A complete application includes the following materials:
H - Submit the $35 non-refundable application fee together with the Checklist to the KF via USPS. Please make your check or money order payable to the Kosciuszko Foundation.
Notes for Re-applicants:
Notes for all applicants:
Send hard copy documents to:Grants Department Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc. 15 East 65th Street
Documents accepted via USPS include:
Transcripts, Letters of Recommendation, University Admission letters, Financial Information Form, $35 application fee and checklist.
Documents accepted via e-mail include:
Recommendation letters - please save as "TU19-Candidates Last name- First name-rec-Profs Last name;
University Admission letters - please save as "TU19-Last name-First name-admission-name of university;
Financial Information Form - please save as "TU19-Last name-First name-FIF.
Deadline for application and supporting materials: January 16Decision letters are sent in May. Changes in subject area which are made following scholarship notification must be communicated to the Kosciuszko Foundation Grants Department and may result in re-consideration or cancellation of the scholarship award.
THE ONLINE APPLICATION IS CLOSED
You will need to upload several documents to complete the online application:
WHEN THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS CLOSED SEND AN E-MAIL TO ADDY@THEKF.ORG AND ASK TO BE PLACED ON THE "TUITION SCHOLARSHIP MAILING LIST". Be sure to include your eligibility, for example, indicate your ethnicity (American citizen of Polish descent/green card holder of Polish descent/American majoring in Polish subject areas), list your current educational level (graduate student and year of studies/undergraduate student and year of studies), and the major that you expect to pursue during academic year 2018-2019. Lastly include your city and state of residence. We will add your e-mail address to our list for one year. You will receive an e-mail notification when the application period re-opens.