Funding: Essay Scholarship ( Polish American Council of Texas)

Deadline: April 6, 2021

Polish American Council of Texas is offering an essay contest for four $1000 Scholarships.

Eligibility: Students in any year of university or senior year of high school

Topic: “A Polish Texan’s Story”

Essay Requirements:

-Focus on one person currently living in Texas, who is either Polish or of Polish descent. -Include the date of interview.
-The title of your essay must be the name of your subject.
-Compose a 400-700 word essay about your subject, using proper English, grammar, punctuation, and spelling. double spaced. INCLUDE YOUR WORD COUNT for essay only.
-Include the story of their (or their ancestor’s) immigration to Texas from Poland, biographical information, milestones, involvement in Polish-interest activities, organizations and Polish cultural efforts.
-Discuss the subject’s challenges as a Polish Texan.
-Mention any Polish traditions the person practices and whether or not he/she speaks Polish.
-Discuss the person’s contributions to further and strengthen Polish heritage and culture in Texas.
-Include any awards, recognitions or achievements related to Polish culture.
-Include this person’s home town in Texas, and in Poland, if they lived there.
-Discuss how this person has influenced you.
-Include a bibliography.
-Include up to 3 captioned photos. (optional)

Submit entry and all this information on a separate page:
Your name, address, email, phone number; name and address of school you attend; name and email of your high school counselor (if applicable); AND name and address of the financial office at the university you will attend.


IMPORTANT: Do not write any personal identification on essay pages.

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