BROOKLYN, N.Y. (7/10/13)--Polish & Slavic FCU last week awarded $200,000 in college scholarships to 280 high school, undergraduate and graduate-level students, marking the 13th year the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based credit union has sponsored the scholarship program.
These students were among the 280 high school, undergraduate and graduate-level students awarded $200,000 in college scholarships through a program sponsored by Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Polish & Slavic FCU. (Photo provided by Polish & Slavic FCU)
The PSFCU Scholarship Awards ceremonies took place in New York and Chicago. Since its inception in 2001, the credit union's scholarship fund has helped make college a reality for more than 2,300 students, while dispensing $2.8 million in financial aid.
"Our roots took hold in 1976 with the pledge to help Polish immigrants find a better future in America," said Krzysztof Matyszczyk, PSFCU board chairman. "This laudable scholarship program is consistent with our mission to help our members attain a better and more prosperous future."
As in previous years, the PSFCU Scholarship program consisted of three parts:
Scholarships for high-school graduates who have been accepted to college;
Scholarships for college students; and
Acceptance to the "Astronomy Adventure with Copernicus," a program for students enrolled in Polish supplementary schools.
This year also featured a fourth component, "Byc Polakiem," a contest where individuals ages 9-25 competed to win a week-long stay in Poland, with PSFCU covering the travel expenses.
The college scholarships awarded by PSFCU to recent high school graduates is administered by the Credit Union Association of New York. The scholarship program geared toward current college students is conducted solely by PSFCU.