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WISCONSIN STUDY IN POLAND SCHOLARSHIP

Wisconsin Scholarships

Each year since the summer of 2016, a private couple in Wisconsin has generously donated funds to the Kosciuszko Foundation for scholarships to  support Wisconsin students of Polish descent to study the Polish language and  history through the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Two scholarships are available for on-line Polish language and culture courses this summer. 

The scholarship covers program fees for Session A, a 4-week program or Session AB, a 6-week program.   Program fees include tuition, a Polish language e-textbook, and cultural programs.  The Kosciuszko Foundation pays program fees directly to the Jagiellonian University on behalf of scholarship winners.  Scholarship recipients are responsible for payment of the $75 registration fee and will be responsible for submission of a report to the donors following the program.  

Eligibility

Applicants for the Wisconsin Study in Poland Scholarship are :

  • high school seniors who are 18 by the first day of the program
  • undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors 
  • graduate students
  • American citizen of Polish descent 
  • legal permanent residents of Polish descent (green card holders)
  • minimum GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Wisconsin resident 
  • non-resident Wisconsin students who attend Wisconsin colleges and universities.  

How To Apply

Complete the 2021 Summer Study Application Form and submit the following supporting materials:

  •  2021 Financial Information Form
  • Photo / Headshot
  • Official transcripts for the past two years inclusive of the Fall  2020 semester.  The transcript may be sent in hard copy format or electronically.  We can accept electronic transcripts from on-line services such as Transcript Network by Credentials Solutions, LLC; Transcript Services at Parchment; e-Scrip-Safe; and from the National Student Clearinghouse.  An official transcript is a transcript that is sent by the school or the above services directly to the KF.  We cannot accept transcripts submitted by students. 
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers or professors with whom you have studied recently.  One of the letter can come from an officer or supervisor of an organization or club in which you are active or for which you volunteer.  Letters must be written on university or organization letterhead.  Please ask your recommenders to save their letters as WSIP21-Student's Last Name-First Name-LOR-Recommender's Last Name
  • Essay/Statement of Purpose regarding why you wish to take part in the summer program.  The essay/statement of purpose will be two pages, double spaced, printed on one side of the page only.  The statement/essay must include your full name, WSIP2021 and a page number on each page of the essay.   
Use this file naming convention for all supporting materials :

WSIP21-Your Last Name-First Name-Description of the Item

Examples:
WSIP21-Nowak-Emilia-FIF
WSIP21-Nowak-Emilia-Photo

WSIP21-Nowak-Emilia-Essay

Acceptable formats for photos include .pdf, .jpg and .jpeg

Acceptable formats for documents include: .docx and .pdf

Where to Apply

Submit your supporting materials* to:

Wisconsin Scholarship
Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc.
15 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065
or via e-mail to:  [email protected]

* Your on-line application reaches the Summer Study Office when you hit the submit button.  

Please Note: Set aside about 30 -40 minutes to complete the on-line application form - the computer program will not allow you to save your answers, therefore you will not be able to continue at a later time.  Except when electronic service is not available, such as the remittance of official transcripts by some high schools and colleges, it is suggested that you submit your supporting materials via e-mail. 

Scholarship Deadline

Friday, May 21, 5:00 p.m. 

* All scholarship applications, transcripts and supporting materials must be received by the deadline date.  There will be no exceptions. 

Scholarship winners will be required to submit :  

  • RODO Data Processing Form - EU requirement
  • Credit Approval Form
  • $75 Registration Fee + Summer Study Payment Form  

Scholarship Decisions

Applicants will be informed of scholarship decisions via e-mail by the Summer Study Office in New York City.  

Scholarship recipients will be required to submit a two page report after the program is completed. 

Students who are not chosen to receive a scholarship may attend the program as paying students. Please notify the Summer Studies Office of your intention to participate in the program as a paying student and  forward your registration and program fees to the KF Summer Studies Office in New York City. 

Scholarship Deadline Date: May 21, 5:00 p.m.

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