This year, for the first time, young and gifted members of our Credit Union will be able to apply for scholarships under a program organized with General Electric under the patronage of President of Poland Andrzej Duda. Ten students selected by Scholarship Committee and ten students chosen by General Electric will go on a 10-day study visit to Poland. There they will meet the President of Poland as well as political and business leaders, and visit leading Polish companies. “This will be a special trip to Poland. This is our way of promoting knowledge about Poland among young Americans, often with Polish roots, and make them real “Polish Ambassadors” in the United States,” said Director Ryszard Bak.
College and university students who are members of our Credit Union and US citizens or permanent residents may apply. You will need to complete an application and write an essay in English. Details are available at http://en.psfcu.com/scholarship-programs. The application deadline is March 1, 2017.
As every year, our Credit Union Scholarship Program has several components. The first one is the program for high-school seniors, recruitment for which was completed in January 2017. The second component is the program for college and university students. In addition, there is the ‘Rising Star of Our Credit Union’ program for young members of our Credit Union who can demonstrate achievements in the fields of ‘science, sports, music, art, leadership or special talent, documented at the national or international level’. The fourth element is the program endorsed by the President of Poland. This year our Credit Union has allocated the record amount of $380,000 to the PSFCU Scholarship Program. The program is supervised by the PSFCU Board of Directors Scholarship Committee: Ryszard Bak (Chairman), Iwona Podolak, Marzena Wierzbowska, Bozena Kajewska-Pielarz and Pawel Maciag.
Details on the PSFCU Scholarship Program are available at the website of the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union at http://en.psfcu.com/scholarship-programs (the ‘About Us’ tab, ‘Scholarship Programs’ folder), where you can also download the required forms. For more information, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ms. Kinga Gutowski, Training Specialist, at 973-808-3240, ext. 6247.