Skalny Scholarships - 2014

TWO SCHOLARSHIPS - $4,000 EACH

For the past fifteen years, the Louis Skalny Foundation has donated a grant for the Louis & Nellie Skalny Scholarships for Polish Studies. The American Council for Polish Culture (ACPC) is the administrator in awarding the scholarships.

Past winners:
- 2013
- 2012

These scholarships are intended for students pursuing some Polish studies (major may be in other fields) at universities in the United States who have completed at least two years of college or university work at an accredited institution. The scholarships are awarded for the fall term.

The American Council for Polish Culture is a national non-profit Polish-American confederation of 34 affiliate and supporting organizations and individual members engaged in fostering interest in our rich Polish cultural heritage. ACPC recognizes the importance of encouraging individuals to assume leadership roles in the Polish American community. The Council believes that the Skalny Scholarship awards provide incentives in this direction.

REQUIREMENTS for the scholarships are as follows:

  1. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America.

  2. Evidence of completion of two years of college or university studies at an accredited institution -- most recent official university transcript (original to chairwoman, copies to other three committee members).

  3. Resume. Include a section on POLISH STUDIES, listing all courses completed for university credit or certification.

  4. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member who teaches Polish subjects.

  5. A copy of an academic project on a Polish topic in English that was submitted as part of a course requirement. Include the name, position and current address of the evaluator and his/her evaluation of the project.

  6. A description of your personal involvement in the mainstream community intended to promote Polish history and/or culture or an appreciation thereof.

  7. A letter of recommendation from an individual with direct knowledge of your community activities as described in 6 above.

NOTE: Prior winners are ineligible.

All materials submitted by applicants will become part of the records of the American Council for Polish Culture and will not be returned.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND DEADLINES:

All materials mentioned above must be received on or before May 15, 2014. Originals of all materials must be mailed to the Skalny Scholarship Chairperson and duplicate copies to the other Committee members (faxes not accepted).

Mrs. Deborah Majka, M.S., Chair
812 Lombard St. # 12
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Ms. Ange Iwanczyk, M.S.
833 Fairdale Ave.
Ambridge, PA 15003
Ms. Ursula Brodowicz, M.S.
11 Brinley Way
Newington CT 06111
Ms. Evelyn Bachorski-Bowman, M.A., M.F.A.
1914 South Hill Rd.
Milford, MI 48381-3231
Mr. Marion Winters, M.A.
51 Camile Rd.
Webster, MA 01570












If there are any questions, please contact the Chair at dziecko2@comcast.net