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 only for full-time studies. Scholarships are for academic year September 2018 - May 2019.
All fields and majors are eligible for scholarship funding under the Kosciuszko Foundation's Tuition Scholarship program. In addition, the Foundation also has special scholarships for :
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 only for full-time studies. Only one member per immediate family may receive a tuition scholarship during the 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 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
Questions:Tel. (212) 734-2130 ext. 210 Addy@thekf.org
Documents accepted via USPS include:Transcripts, Letters of Recommendation, university admission letters, Financial Information Forms, $35 application fee and checklist.
Documents accepted via e-mail include:Letters of Recommendation, university admission letters, the Financial Information Form, proof of Polish heritage; CVs.
Deadline for applications and supporting materials: January 22Decision 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 OPEN
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 citizen 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.