Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarships for Study in Poland

The Kosciuszko Foundation is accepting applications for summer study programs at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to earn college credit while studying language and courses such as history, literature, and contemporary Poland.

Students of Polish descent have the opportunity to apply for funding to attend a 3-week program at the Jagiellonian University via the Foundation’ s Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarship. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age by the first day of the program and have a high school diploma. Undergraduate students are also eligible. Two letters of recommendation, transcripts showing a minimum GPA of 3.0, an essay, and financial need are part of the requirements for scholarship funding.

Three-week classes begin in July and in August. Programs include language classes, afternoon classes on Polish history, workshops, Polish traditions, 3 meals a day, a shared room, and sightseeing on weekends. Singles rooms are available. Airfare is at the student’s expense.

Additional details regarding how to apply for a scholarship and further details regarding courses may be found at www.thekf.org/kf/programs/study/.

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University of Wroclaw restores doctorate degrees

The University of Wroclaw said Jan. 5, 2015, it will restore doctorate degrees to 262 people, most of them Jewish, decades after Nazi Germany annulled them in the approach to World War II. “It’s a symbolic gesture,” said spokesman Jacek Przygodzki, explaining that border changes have made official restitution impossible. The individuals in question received their degrees from the University of Breslau, which no longer exists. The university was located in the former German city of Breslau, which became Wroclaw in western Poland when the war ended in 1945. The university symbolically returned the degrees at a ceremony in Wroclaw on January 22.

Source: Polonia Media Network