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$1,000 Freddy K Jr. Music Scholarship

By on May 6, 2014

Applications Available

Freddy K Jr. played trumpet in his father’s band, The Freddy K Band, when he died in an automobile accident in July of 1997. Music, especially Polka Music, was Fred’s life and passion. His personality, sense of humor and love of Polka Music affected all who knew him. The Music Scholarship Fund was set up to carry on where Fred left off by promoting polka music through the gift of a $1,000 Scholarship to a deserving student every year. Each award will be given at one of the polka Festivals during the summer.

The Freddy K Jr. Music Scholarship Committee is now accepting requests for applications for the 2013 Scholarship award. Applicants must be high school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited college and play a musical instrument. Anyone who is interested in applying for this year’s award can download an application on our website at or contact the Scholarship Committee at the following address: The Freddy K Jr. Scholarship Fund, 50 Totten Drive, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.


2012 – Justin Kohan, Orchard Park, New York

2011 – Stephen Piatkowski, Canastota, New York

2010 – Kassandre Dardzinski, Saugus, Massachusetts and Anita Marie Thomas, Balto, Maryland

2009 – David Raccis, Wilbreham, Massachusetts

2008 – Christopher Wanyo, Shillington, Pennsylvania

2007 – Kevin Martin, Hudson, New Hampshire

2006 – Lanelle Raccis, Wilbreham, Massachusetts

2005 – Nick Koryluk, Hicksville, New York

2004 – Michael D. Riel, II, Chicopee, Massachusetts

2003 – Ryan Ogrodny, White Oak, Pennsylvania

2002 – Brian Romianik, Millville, New Jersey

2001 – Melissa Mocadlo, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

2000 – Andrew Krystopolski, Wilmington, Delaware

1999 – William Lomnychuk, Reading, Pennsylvania

1998 – John Daigle, Chicopee, Massachusetts