The Constitution of The Polish American Arts Association (PAAA) exhorts our organization “to support and promote the higher educational and scholastic endeavors of our youth.” In accordance with this stated Mission, the Scholarship Grant Committee announces the opening of the 17th season of the PAAA Scholarship Grant Program.
-Applicant must be an American citizen, either by birth or naturalization. Consideration will also be given to 10-year green card permanent residents looking to become citizens
-Applicant must be of Polish or Polish-American descent and demonstrate their descent with a family tree
-Applicant must be a legal resident of Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia, or be a full-time student at an institution in one of these jurisdictions
-Applicant must be a full-time college student, currently enrolled at an accredited college/university in the United States, with confirmed future attendance at an institution in the Summer/Fall
-Applicant must describe his/her involvement with the Polish community – past, present or future
Factors for Consideration in Order of Importance:
-Demonstrated interest and involvement in Polish-American cultural activities and future plans to advance those interests
-Significant and potential contributions (academic, cultural, scientific, civic), open to all career fields
-Academic and scholastic performance and achievements as demonstrated in application materials provided for examination
Application materials may be sent via hard copy or electronic mail. Sent electronic forms as .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .jpg files.
Winners will be notified by the end of May and will receive the grant at the PAAA General Membership Meeting held in May/June of the same year.