Frances E. Wyszynski Scholarship

Frances E. Wyszynski Memorial Scholarship

The Frances E. Wyszynski Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a woman of Polish descent from the Philadelphia area to attend a Kosciuszko Foundation Summer Study Abroad program at the Jagiellonian University.  Eligible candidates include women from the greater Philadelphia area and its surroundings who are attending classes on a full-time basis and who are at least 18 years of age.  High school seniors and undergraduate student are eligible.  The candidate must be a US citizen of Polish descent or a Polish citizen with legal US permanent residency status.  A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.  

To Apply for a Frances E. Wyszynski  Scholarship

Apply on-line.  Send or e-mail the following materials to the KF Chapter in Philadelphia and a courtesy copy (cc:) to [email protected]

  • Financial information form saved as "Wysz19-Last name-First name- FIF"
  • Passport photos,  3 hard copy photos with your name printed on the reverse side or an e-mailed electronic photo saved as "Wysz19-Last name-First name-photo"
  • Official transcripts for the past three years through Fall 2018
  • Academic letters of reference from two teachers or professors written on school or university letterhead, saved as "Wysz19-Last name-First name-LOR-Prof's Last name"
  • Essay/Statement of Purpose* saved as "Wysz19-Last name-First name-essay"  
  • $35 non-refundable scholarship application fee - check or money order  made out to the Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc.
  • We are unable to accept credit card payments for this program. 
* The essay/statement of purpose should be two pages, double spaced, printed on one side of the page only; and must include your full name, "Wyszynski 2019" and a page number on each page of the essay.

I - Complete the on-line application form.

II - Submit your supporting materials to:

Frances E. Wyszynski Scholarship
Mr. Andrzej Zlotnicki, Scholarship Chairperson
812 Lombard Street, House #9
Philadelphia, PA  19147
Tel. (267) 266-6733
E-mail: [email protected]

Send courtesy copies (cc) to: 

Summer Study Abroad Office
Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc.
15 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065
Tel. (212) 734-2130 ext. 412
E-mail :  [email protected]

Please note:

The on-line application form must be completed in one session  - the computer program will not allow you to save your answers and continue later .  It is suggested that you prepare mandatory documents (signed, completed, scanned and saved) and have them ready to upload when you apply on-line.

If you are eligible for any other KF scholarship for summer studies abroad, apply only once.  Your application will be considered for its other summer scholarships as well. 

Scholarship Decisions

Applicants will be informed of scholarship decisions via e-mail by late May. Students who receive scholarship funding will be required to submit a $95 non-refundable registration fee as well as the following required forms:

Health Form, Rules and Regulation Form, Accommodation Form, Data Sharing Form-RODO, a current valid passport number, proof of medical insurance.  

Students may also submit optional form including: Credit Approval form and a Health Care Proxy form.  

Scholarship recipients will be required to submit a two page report to the Kosciuszko Foundation after the program is completed.  The report will be forwarded to the scholarship donor. 

Candidates who are not chosen to receive scholarship funding may attend the program by notifying the KF Summer Sessions Office of their intensions and by following up with registration and program fees. Payment of program fees will be due 2 weeks after scholarship decisions are made or by May 20th, whichever is later. 


April 10 - deadline for scholarship supporting materials      
  • Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarships
  • Frances E. Wyszynski Scholarship 
  • Wisconsin Study in Poland Scholarships
May 10 - application deadline for paying students 
  • Final day to apply for summer studies in Poland
  • Payment of all program fees are due
May 20 - deadline for mandatory and optional forms
  • Health Form  
  • Passport number
  • Passport size photos
  • Proof of medical insurance
  • Rules and Regulations Form
  • RODO Data Sharing Form
  • Accommodation Form - Jagiellonian applicants only 
  • Health Care Proxy - optional
  • Credit Approval Form - optional
  • Final day to cancel and receive a full refund

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