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.


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.