The Polish University Club of New Jersey grants a limited number of scholarships to deserving students in need of
financial assistance for their undergraduate or graduate studies. The award embodies a moral obligation for the recipient to
continue outstanding scholarship effort and propagate the scholarship idea.
The applicant is required to complete all items on the application. Completed forms are to be sent to the Chairman of
the Scholarship Committee. Complete applications are to be received by March 20.
The 2015 scholarship application can be downloaded here.
The Polish University Club of New Jersey has awarded nine scholarships to New Jersey students of Polish descent for the upcoming 2012-2013 academic year. These awards are given to undergraduate students with various fields of study.
Those receiving scholarships are (in photo above) from left to right: Caroline Ciecierski, P.A.C.E. Scholarship, East Rutherford studying Public Health at Rutgers University; Sylvia Grabicki from Parsippany studying Natural Sciences at Fordham University; Sara Pelka, Hazlet, studying Physics and Mathematics at Rutgers University; Chelsea Slusarczuk, Caldwell, studying Psychology at Rutgers University; Katarzyna Lesko, Linden, studying Linguistics at New York University. Second Row, from left to right: Carolyn Hamming, Scholarship Chairman, PUCNJ; Sarah Switek, Chatham, studying Education at the College of St. Elizabeth; Natalie Trochimiuk, Mahwah, studying Engineering at The George Washington University; Alicja Zalewski, Fair Lawn, studying Medicine at The College of New Jersey/UMDNJ and Andrzej Zawadzki, President, PUCNJ. Not pictured, Andrew Jakubowski, Mount Laurel, studying Biology at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Polish University Club of New Jersey was originally conceived in 1928 by a small group of Polish-American college graduates, who formed a club known as the Polish Collegiate Club. The Club has always taken pride in supporting young adults who are striving for higher education and in 1941 awarded its first scholarship. Since that time, more than 500 scholarships have been awarded.