Richard C. Gorecki Scholarship

Deadline: March 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.

  • • 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
  • • 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 2025 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.

  • • Outstanding Starzynski Scholarship (Mary Kus) – $4000 Grant
  • • Individual Level – $1500 Grant
  • • 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.
  • • National Dues must be current (if over age 18).
  • • 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.
  • • Grant must be collected by the beginning of the 2025 Fall semester.

Additional Information

For more information regarding scholarships, please contact
Patricia Del Busse at 800-535-2071 or by email at