Scholarships

Richard C. Gorecki Scholarship

Deadline: April 15th

The Richard C. Gorecki Scholarship Program is named after a longtime Member of PFA Nest 79, Southgate, Mich. Druh Gorecki passed away in 1994 and generously bequeathed a portion of his estate to the Polish Falcons for educational purposes.

Program
  • Three $10,000.00 grants will be awarded if there are qualified applicants
  • In recognition of Druh Gorecki’s Membership in Nest 79 and District XIII, additional funds are available if
    a recipient is a Member of Nest 79, or of another Nest in District XIII

    • Nest 79 Members—$1,000 Additional
      • For applicants who receive a grant
    • District XIII Members—$500 Additional
      • For applicants of Nests (other than Nest 79) in District XIII who receive a grant
Qualifications
  • Benefit Member for AT LEAST FOUR YEARS in good standing with a permanent plan at least one year prior to applying.
  • Minimum cumulative G.P.A. 3.0 out of 4.0 scale must have been maintained throughout their Sophomore year.
  • The Gorecki Scholarship is only available to full-time students enrolled in an accredited four year public or private college or university who are at least a Junior. Full time post graduate students may also apply.
  • Previous recipients of a Starzynski Scholarship are eligible to apply for a Gorecki Scholarship. Recipients of a Gorecki Scholarship will not be eligible to apply for a Starzynski Scholarship, or another Gorecki Scholarship (one-time only grant).
  • All grants must be collected by the 2024 Fall semester.
  • Recipients must be currently enrolled to collect their grants. The grant will not be awarded once the applicant graduates.
  • National Dues must be current.

Dr. T.A. Starzynski Scholarship

Deadline: February 15th

The Dr. T.A. Starzynski Scholarship Program awards scholarships to deserving Falcon Members who are aspiring to attend institutions of higher learning.

Program

Four Grant Levels:

  • Outstanding Starzynski Scholarship (Mary Kus) – $3000 Grant
  • Falcon Achievement Scholarship – $1750 Grant
  • Involvement Scholarship – $1250 Grant
  • General Falcon Scholarship – $800 Grant
Qualifications
  • Applications are open to young men and women who are qualified, Benefit Members of the Polish Falcons for a MINIMUM OF TWO YEARS.
  • Candidates must be graduating high school seniors or presently enrolled undergraduates intending to pursue further education as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours) in an accredited two-or four-year college, university or trade school.
  • Parents’ National Dues must be current.
  • National Dues must be current (if over age 18).
Grant Level Requirements:
  • Falcon Achievement Scholarship – This scholarship is for PFA Members who have been consistently involved in the Polish Falcons programs by participating in Nest, District AND National activities; and are involved in community service programs during their high school years. The Mary Kus Scholarship will be chosen from this category.
  • Involvement Scholarship – This scholarship is for PFA Members who are involved in Nest,District, OR National activities and have been engaged in community service programs.
  • General Scholarship – This scholarship is for PFA Members who have not been active participants in the Polish Falcon programs. However, candidates must have been involved in community service and/or volunteer programs.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) of 2.0 out of 4.0.
  • There is no limit to the number of applicants from any one Nest or District.
  • This is a one-time only grant, regardless of category.
  • Grant must be collected by the beginning of the 2024 Fall semester.

Additional Information

For more information regarding scholarships, please contact
Patricia Del Busse at 800-535-2071 or by email at
vptrish@polishfalcons.org.