Scholarships

PACIM administers a growing scholarship program, funded by generous donors who want to establish a legacy for Polish heritage and support the academic pursuits of future generations. 

Polanie Legacy Scholarship

The Polanie Legacy Scholarship, established in 2014 through a generous bequest of the Polanie Organization, supports studies at a secondary or post-secondary institution, including colleges, universities, technical schools, and vocational schools.

Each scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1000. Multiple scholarships may be awarded in each year. If no applicants meet the criteria, no scholarship will be awarded. Applicants may apply in successive years for consideration. Preferential consideration will be given to PACIM members.


Application process:

All application materials must be submitted by July 31, 2020.

Submit your application materials by email: gosiamroz@pacim.org

OR, mail to:

Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota
Chair of Education and Scholarship Committee
43 Main St SE, Suite 228
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Applications are evaluated by the Education and Scholarship Committee and the PACIM Board of Directors. All decisions are final. Successful applicants will be notified no later than September 1, 2020.


Application requirements:

1. Applicants must be of Polish descent.

2. Applications must be submitted by the due date.

3. Submit a short biographical statement, including a brief description of your Polish heritage/descent.

4. Submit documentation of your academic achievement (GPA).

5. Application must include program/course description, including information about your tuition and required course materials.

6. Submit two letters of recommendation.

7. Submit an essay describing your personal goals.

Successful applicants are expected to volunteer at one PACIM event.

Questions? Please contact Dr. Gosia Mroz, Chair of Education and Scholarship Committee: gosiamroz@pacim.org