Each year, one Berks County high school senior is awarded a $1,000 College Scholarship presented by the Polish-American Heritage Association of Berks County

One scholarship each year will be awarded to a Berks County High School Senior whose project is judged by the following criteria:

-Provide evidence that he/she is at least 25% of Polish heritage

-Must provide official high school transcripts with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better

-Complete a personal profile essay which includes accomplishments, activities in and out of school, and future goals, including how you celebrate your Polish heritage

-Submission of a projects in any form based on Polish culture, traditions and/or history. Students are encouraged to explore the Polish heritage and "think outside the box!"

-Project will be judged on content, neatness, accuracy and authenticity

-The application and all required documentation (listed above) will be due at a later date to be determined. Be sure to check back later this year for deadline information.

-Applications for this scholarship are available at Berks County high schools guidance offices, by contacting Ms. Sandy Lubas Hummel at sahummel@ptd.net, or in the Polish American Cultural Center.  Questions regarding the scholarship guidelines may be directed to Ms Hummel at sahummel@ptd.net or call 610-207-7065.

-Announcement of this award will be made in late Spring, 2021.

2021 Polonia Project Scholarship Winner

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Congratulations to Karleigh Patton the 2021 PAHABC Polonia Project Scholarship awardee.  Karleigh is a senior at Exeter High School who plans to attend Kutztown University and major in Communication Design.  Presenting her with the award is Marilyn Wlazewski, PAHABC President.