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 range from $1,000 to $7,000. Funding is only for full-time studies in the United States and English Schools of Medicine in Poland.
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 :
Only one member per immediate family may receive a tuition scholarship during a given academic year. Awards are limited to two tuition scholarships per individual during the period of his/her studies. Applicants may re-apply for funding, however, scholarship renewals are not guaranteed.
Selection is based on application completeness, recommendation of teachers and professors, academic excellence and achievements, applicant's interests, motivation, the applicant's essay, involvement in the Polish American community. Financial need is taken into consideration.
Kosciuszko Foundation scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.
A complete application includes the following materials:
Notes Regarding Supporting Documents:
I - Submit the $35 non-refundable application fee 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:
Students who are re-applying for scholarship funding will be competing against a new pool of candidates. Update all items except proof of Polish heritage:
Prepare the following before you apply on-line :
Scholarships are awarded based on the information you supply on your application form. Candidates are matched with appropriate funds which may specify or limits subject area, state of residence, and or other factors. A change in subject area, university and/or degree sought which are made following scholarship notification must be communicated to the Kosciuszko Foundation Grants Department and may result in re-consideration of your scholarship so that an appropriate fund can be found. If an appropriate match is not found, cancellation of the scholarship award may result.Documents to submit on-line: A1- Application form B- Personal Statement/Essay F- Proof of Polish descent G- Photo H- Curriculum Vitae
Submit questions and supporting materials to:
Phone: Addy (212) 734-2130 ext. 412
Application Deadline for academic year Fall 2021/Spring 2022:
CLOSED - will reopen in the Fall for scholarships towards academic year Fall 2022/Spring 2023
Scholarship Notification Letters for academic year Fall 2021/Spring 2022: will be sent in June 2021
THE ONLINE APPLICATION IS CLOSED
The next opportunity to apply will be for academic year Fall 2022/Spring 2023 - on-line applications will be available in the Fall 2021
APPLICATION FORM (A1):
A green check mark within a circle indicates that your on-line application form (A1) has been successfully submitted.
Financial Information Form (A2)- will be available in the Fall
Checklist (H) - will be available in the Fall
When the application period is closed e-mail us and ask to be added to the Tuition Scholarship mailing list. Include information that clearly illustrates your eligibility for this scholarship, for example: I am an American citizen of Polish descent and a first year student of law at DePaul University School of Law. I live in Chicago, IL. Example: I am an undergraduate senior expecting to begin graduate level studies in social work in the upcoming Fall semester. I live in Portsmouth, NH.
We will add your e-mail address to our Tuition Scholarship notification list for one year. Notification will be sent when the new application has posted and the scholarship application period has begun. Please add Addy@thekf.org to your address book/white list/safe senders list to insure that the notification is not directed to your Spam folder.
Scholarships for Academic Year Fall 2021/Spring 2022:
All decision letters were sent on Wednesday, June 30th and Thursday, July 1st.
Decision letters were sent to the applicant's permanent address. When the current address was still valid at the time of mailing, a copy of the decision letter was also sent to the current address.
Application and Supporting Materials Accepted:
Each year from November thru mid-January
Scholarships for Fall 2022/Spring 2023:
Applications expected to post in November 2021
Tuition Scholarship Deadline:
Scholarship and Grant Officer for Americans :
Phone: (212) 734-2130 ext. 412