Category Archives: Education

Welcome Jan Karski Polish School!

Jan Karski Polish School is located in Palos Heights, IL, adjacent to St. Alexander Catholic Church. Classes are held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Polish school program includes education in Polish language from kindergarten to high school, religious education in the Polish language, along with First Communion and Confirmation classes, classrooms adapted to the age of students, a great staff of experienced Polonian teachers, and preparation for the certification exam Seal of Biliteracy. The patron of the school, Jan Karski, was a Polish World War II resistance-movement soldier, and later a professor at Georgetown University in Washington D.C where he lectured international relations and the theory of communism for forty years. Jan Karski was also the author of several books. The publication about the activity of the Polish underground state (“Story of a Secret State”), published in 1944 in the US soon became a bestseller and has been translated into many languages. At the start of the 2018-2019 school year, Jan Karski Polish School became partially subsidized by the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America with intentions of full subsidy in the coming years.

New PRCUA Scholarship Opportunity!

Due to the generosity of a member, PRCUA is offering an additional scholarship in 2018. Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to the two highest scoring essays! Essays will be judged by a panel of three educators and must be submitted with the proper application and OFFICIAL transcripts. Deadline for essay submission – June 1, 2018.

Topic:

2018 marks the centennial of American President Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points – the only explicit statement of war aims by any of the countries at war. One of these aims was the reestablishment of an independent Polish state, which was fulfilled with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.

Why did President Wilson consider the reestablishment of Poland, bringing a just and lasting peace to Europe, important enough to give Poland its own point within the Fourteen Points? How much did Ignacy Jan Paderewski and the Polish American community influence President Wilson in his decision?

Please submit an essay with a word count between 1,000 and 1,500.

The application and eligibility information is available HERE.

Scholarship Program 2018 New England Fraternal Alliance

Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded by the New England Fraternal Alliance to students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year in college or in graduate school. To be eligible, an applicant must be New England resident and a member (or son/daughter of a member) of a fraternal benefit society that holds a membership in the New England Fraternal Alliance, such as the PRCUA.

Click HERE to learn more about eligibility and the application process.

PRCUA Scholarships Under Review

This year, the PRCUA received 31 eligible applications for the PRCUA Scholarship Grant and 11 eligible applications for the PRCUA Scholarship Fund. The applications are currently being reviewed by the judges. The scholarships will be announced in the September Naród Polski edition and each student will be contacted.

New England Fraternal Alliance 2017 Scholarship Program

Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded by the New England Fraternal Alliance to students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year in college or in graduate school. To be eligible, an applicant must be New England resident and a member (or son/daughter of a member) of a fraternal benefit society that holds a membership in the New England Fraternal Alliance, such as the PRCUA.

Click HERE to learn more about eligibility and the application process.