Congratulations to all our scholars! The PRCUA wishes you the best of luck in the coming school year.
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.
The Polish Roman Catholic Union of America offers an Education Fund Scholarship and a Student Scholarship Grant. The deadline to apply for either for the 2017/2018 Academic Year is June 1st.
For more information regarding eligibility and requirements, please click here!
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.
Chicago, IL – Returning on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, the PRCUA will once again host weekly Polish language classes for adults from 6-8pm.
The program will extend to the end of May 2017 and will be taught by Halina Szyrzyna, an accredited Polish language teacher and Principal of the John Paul II Polish Language School in Lemont, IL.
Tuition for PRCUA Members – Free; Tuition for non-PRCUA members – $150.00.
If you are interested in becoming a PRCUA member, please contact Robert Fattore, PRCUA Director of Sales: (773) 782-2631 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for class, please email: email@example.com or call (773) 782-2601.
Register now – space is limited!
The Polish Roman Catholic Union recognizes outstanding undergrad, graduate, and professional degree students by annually awarding scholarships for higher education. After evaluating submitted applications, the Scholarship Committee (Michaleen Lamont, Maria Ciesla, Elaine Robaczewski, and Elizabeth Sadus) has awarded 39 students with in scholarships and grants. All applications were reviewed anonymously and awards were based on merit.
2016 PRCUA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
Name Year School Society
Caitlin Byars Junior Grand Valley State University 1413
Lindsay Dodovich Junior Bucknell University 258
Timothy Eckert Senior Marquette University 1575
Bartholomew Grabowski Graduate Illinois Institute of Technology 234
Natalia Kata Senior Loyola University – Chicago 1626
Courtney Kolberg Junior Arizona State University
– – -Cashiering Svcs-ASU 718
Nicole Koscielski Sophomore Kent State University 2220
Samantha Kowalski Junior Purdue University 224
Andrea Krolikowski Sophomore University of Illinois-Chicago 1634
Julia Kulesza Junior Carthage College 1616
Austin Lessnau Senior University of Michigan 1413
Victoria Mordzinski Junior Miami University 1626
Catherine Napierala Senior Dominican University 1624
Marissa Ozog Junior Michigan State University 1493
James Smiegocki, Jr. Sophomore Johnson & Wales University 2019
Leann Smith Sophomore Fontbonne University 1004
Jeremiah Stanek Junior IIT-Perlstein Hall 1634
Nicholas Stanek Junior Illinois Institute of Technology 1634
Anet Szatkowski Junior University of Michigan 1618
Sarah Szymczyk Junior Appalachian State University 1593
2016 PRCUA EDUCATIONAL FUND
Name Year School Society
Alan Bonk, Jr. Junior Arizona State University –
Monica Dziuba Sophomore Michigan State University 162
Melissa Eckert Junior Illinois State University of Nursing 1622
Ashley Fruehauf Junior Grand Valley State University 1593
Patrick Gawronski Senior Dominican University 1616
Martha Guziak Sophomore Moraine Valley 1634
Brandon Hejza Sophomore Wayne State 261
Katherine Kimel Senior Illinois Institute of Technology 1636
Emil Klosowiak Graduate Univ of IL-College of Medicine –
Emily A. Matson Sophomore Purdue University 693
Danielle N. Miller Senior Oakland University –
Evelina Pabijanski Graduate Midwestern University 1634
Jacob Potrawski ` Sophomore University of Illinois-Chicago 693
Gwenith Roden Sophomore Texas State University 1493
Camille Rokita Senior Grand Valley State University 1413
Magdalena Rozko Senior Dominican University 1624
Laura Shymanski Junior Grand Valley State University 1413
Matthew Stadnicki Sophomore Northwestern University –
Marlene J. Trusiak Graduate Walden University –
The PRCUA believes these scholarships will contribute to a successful future for these students. Congratulations to all the recipients and good luck in the future!
This year, PRCUA received 39 scholarship applications from student members. Three judges are currently reviewing the applications. To ensure that scholarships and grants are awarded based on merit, all applications are reviewed anonymously. The August edition of the Narod Polski will announce the students’ names and the scholarship amounts awarded to each.
Thank you to all our participating students for your drive to continue learning!
PRCUA Funds for Higher Education Available
Deadline: June 1, 2016
Each year, the PRCUA offers funds for higher education to its members from three separate programs: 1) PRCUA Education Fund, Inc.; 2) Scholarship Program; and 3) PRCUA Educational Loans. Each program requires the submission of a separate application.
In Memory of Alexander, Ann, John, and Walter Kushel
$1,500 to be used for the study of Religious Formation
In Memory of Victoria Kushel
$1,500 to be used for the study of Nursing
(one $1,000 and one $500)
In Memory of Dr. Stanley A. Ozog
Available for the study of Osteopathic Medicine,
Pre-Medicine or Nursing
In Memory of Adele Szumilus Sularski
No specific major area of study has been established
Also, the PRCUA Board of Directors can establish additional scholarships as funds are available.
HOW TO RECEIVE INFORMATION AND AN APPLICATION
For eligibility rules and to download applications please visit: https://www.prcua.org/scholarships/
For Education Loans go to: https://www.prcua.org/member-loans/ and scroll down to Educational Loans.
Or you can write to:
984 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642-4101
DEADLINE – JUNE 1, 2016 – All school transcripts, GPA scores, other verifications, requirements, and the completed application form must be postmarked by June 1, 2016 in order to meet the eligibility rules.
Returning again in January 2016, the PRCUA will host Polish language classes!
For more information or to register: Linda-Kasprzyk@PRCUA.org
The PRCUA Education Fund, Inc. is a non-profit organization under the laws of the State of
Illinois. It is a 501©(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Service Code. Its purpose is to
provide financial assistance to students seeking undergraduate, graduate or professional degrees.
Who is eligible to apply?
Applicants consist of eligible PRCUA members who are sophomores, juniors and seniors enrolled full-time in undergraduate studies or those students enrolled in graduate or professional degree programs. Full-time enrollment shall conform to those guidelines established by the federal financial aid program. (A minimum of twelve (12) credit hours for day students or eight (8) credit hours for evening students.) Part-time graduate or professional students are also eligible. On occasion, assistance could be given to non-PRCUA members.
How can I donate to, or establish a scholarship in my own name, as part of the PRCUA Education Fund, Inc.?
1. You can make a donation in any denomination that will be directed to the PRCUA Education Fund, Inc. and used for educational purposes as directed by the Board.
2. You can make a one-time donation of $1,000 to $24,999 to establish a scholarship(s) in your own name – as your personal legacy or “In Memory of” or “In Honor of” an individual or organization. It will be distributed in one year, or divided over a period of years, to students in the areas of study that you designate.
3. You can establish a PERPETUAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND in your own name by making a donation of $25,000 or more in capital deposits within a 12 month period. The income generated from this donation will be used to award scholarships to students in a specific area of study as designated by you. A perpetual scholarship can also be established to honor or memorialize someone special.
What kind of donations can be made to the PRCUA Education Fund, Inc.?
Donations can be made in the form of cash, checks, real estate property, stocks and securities, gifts of future interest, insurance, wills, trusts.
Can donations be made “In Memory of” of “In Honor of” an individual or organization?
This program provides an opportunity for you to memorialize or honor a special person or group and make a positive impact in the future of a college bound student. By donation $1,000 or more, you can establish a scholarship in your own name or “In Memory/Honor of” an individual or organization.
What are the criteria used for evaluating applications and awarding scholarships?
If not specified by the donor, selection criteria will include, but not be limited to: scholastic average, involvement in the Polish American community, local community service, individual financial need and availability of funds. Judging will be based upon the information submitted in the student’s completed application.
For what studies are the funds used?
Scholarships are awarded for studies in Accounting, Business Administration, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Polish Studies, Political Science, Religious Formation, the Medical Field, etc.
If I have further questions, whom may I contact?
Questions may be directed to the Office of the PRCUA President: (800) 772-8632 ext. 2603.
Your Support Will Make A Difference!
In today’s society, higher education is a MUST! It is, however, very expensive. Your donation, in any amount, to the PRCUA Education Fund, Inc. will make a difference in the lives of the youths who will be our future leaders of Polonia and our country.
On behalf of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America and all of the recipients who will benefit from your great generosity, our appreciation is extended for your support and interest.