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. Scholarships are for academic year Fall 2019 - Spring 2020.
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 found at I above to the KF via USPS. Payment via check or money order made payable to the Kosciuszko Foundation are 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. 210 Addy@thekf.org
Documents to submit online : Application form, Personal Statement/Essay, Proof of Polish descent, photo, 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: Financial Information Form, letters of recommendation submitted by professors, admission letters.
Scholarship Deadline : January 15
Scholarship Notification: Decision letters are sent in 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.
THE ONLINE APPLICATION IS 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/undergraduate student and year of studies), and the major that you expect to pursue during academic year Fall 2018- Spring 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.