The Dr. Marie E. Zakrzewski Medical Scholarship established by the Massachusetts Federation of Polish Women's Clubs provides one scholarship of $3,500 to a young woman of Polish ancestry for first, second, or third year of medical studies at an accredited school of medicine in the United States. The selection of the Dr. Marie Zakrzewski Scholarship is made by the Kosciuszko Foundation on behalf of the Massachusetts Federation of Polish Women's Clubs.
United States citizens of Polish descent and Polish citizens with permanent residency status in the United States who are entering first, second or third year of studies towards an M.D. degree and who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. This scholarship is open to women and is non-renewable.
Selection is based on academic excellence, the applicant's academic achievements, interest, motivation, interest in Polish subjects and involvement in the Polish American community. Financial need is taken into consideration. First preference is given to residents of the state of Massachusetts or former presentees of the Federation Kosciuszko Foundation Ball. Qualified residents of New England are considered if no first preference candidates apply.
- Application forms are available from October through December 30.
- Submit a non-refundable application fee of $35 and all supporting materials to the Kosciuszko Foundation. Submit the documents as a completed packet, not seperately, on or before the deadline date.
- A personal statement. In detail, discuss your academic goals, why you wish to pursue a career in medicine as well as your specialization.
- Two passport-sized photos for publication purposes. Print your full name on the reverse side of each.
- Official transcripts of all academic work through Summer 2007. Fall 2007 will not be considered.
- Two confidential letters of academic reference from professors / teachers submitted on letterhead.
- Provide proof of Polish ancestry. Use birth certificates, passports, naturalization papers and other official documents to show the line of descent from the ancestor who was born in Poland to the applicant. Include a cover page outling your Polish heritage. If documentation is not available, a letter from a prominent member of the community verifying your Polish ancestry will be accepted. Letters from relatives are not accepted.
Updates for scholarships towards academic year 2008-2009 will post with application materials in October 2007 on the Kosciusko Foundation website.
Other RestrictionsMust be a young woman of Polish ancestry.
This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.