Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarships support American students of Polish descent for graduate level studies, such as masters and Ph.D. 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. Scholarships are for academic year Fall 2020 - Spring 2021.
All fields and majors are eligible for scholarship funding under the Kosciuszko Foundation's Tuition Scholarship program. In addition, the Foundation has funds dedicated for :
United States citizens and legal 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 a given academic year. Applicants may re-apply for funding, however, scholarship renewals are not guaranteed. Awards are limited to two tuition scholarships per individual during the period of his/her studies.
Selection is based on application completeness, recommendation of teachers and professors, academic excellence and achievements, applicant's 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:
I - Submit the $35 non-refundable application fee. Submit payment together with the Checklist to the KF via USPS. Check and money orders made payable to the Kosciuszko Foundation are the only acceptable forms of payment.
Notes for students who wish to reapply for scholarship funding:
Notes for all applicants:
Send hard copy documents to:Grants Department Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc. 15 East 65th Street
Questions:Tel. (212) 734-2130 ext. 412 E-mail: Addy@thekf.org
Documents to submit online : Application form, Personal Statement/Essay, Proof of Polish descent, photo, and C.V.
Documents accepted via USPS include: Financial Information Form, official transcripts, letters of recommendation submitted by professors, admission letters, $35 application fee and checklist.
Documents accepted via e-mail include: Letters of recommendation submitted by professors, admission letters.
Scholarship Deadline : Jan 15, 2020
Scholarship Notification: Decision letters are sent in late May.Scholarships are awarded for the subject areas specified on the candidate's application. 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. Please send changes in address and other contact information via e-mail to Addy@thekf.org
THE ONLINE APPLICATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.
You will need to upload several documents to complete the online application:
Links to the application, financial information form and checklist are live from late Fall through the deadline date. ____________________________________________________
When the application period is closed, send an e-mail to the Scholarship and Grant Officer and ask to be added to the "Tuition Scholarship Mailing List". Include details to illustrate your eligibility for example, indicate your ethnicity (American citizen of Polish descent/green card holder of Polish descent/American citizen majoring in Polish subject areas), list your current educational level (graduate student and year of studies or undergraduate senior), and the major that you expect to pursue during academic year Fall 2020- Spring 2021. 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.
Scholarships for Academic Year:
Fall 2020/Spring 2021
Tuition Scholarship Deadline:
Jan 15, 2020
Scholarship application period:
Late Fall through January 15, 2020
Scholarship and Grant Officer for Americans :
Phone: (212) 734-2130 ext. 412
Decision letters for academic year Fall 2019/Spring 2020: expected to mail in late May 2019
Scholarship winners must return Acceptance Forms by: August 23, 2019