Polish culture reveres learning and education, and our society supports this culture by awarding scholarships to students from West Michigan who are of Polish-American descent.
Scholarships are awarded to students who attend Grand Valley State University, Aquinas College, Davenport University, and Grand Rapids Community College. In addition, our society awards universal scholarships for those attending any college or university in Michigan.
Below is a list of awardees and guidelines for eligibility.
Scholarships will be awarded based on the following criteria:
• Must be a full-time student with a minimum 2.75 GPA.
• All recipients must be of Polish descent, and must provide a brief statement (signed and dated) delineating their heritage.
• Financial need will be taken into consideration.
• All applications must be received by the Financial Aid Office by March 15.
Applications can be obtained at area high schools or the colleges and universities, or by downloading the link below.
All applications must be received by the Financial Aid Office by March 15. The colleges will provide the Polish Heritage Society with the applications. The Polish Heritage Society will select the recipients, and notify the Financial Aid Office of the dollar amount that the recipient will be awarded. This will be done within one month of receiving the list of scholarship candidates.
For further information, please contact Mary Ann Bergevin at (616) 455-4334.