Call for Scholarship Applicants

By on January 27, 2014

OHIO – Aspiring artists, musicians, dancers and other students of Polish descent, take note: the Polish Arts Club of Youngstown is now seeking applicants for its numerous scholarships.

Third- and fourth-year college students, as well as post-graduates, are encouraged to apply for the five $500 scholarships. Polish descent is not mandatory if an active member of the Polish Arts Club sponsors the student. All applicants are asked to submit a brief essay on significant contributions of Polish nationals in American history or to choose one event in the history of Poland and explain its historical significance.

The deadline for scholarship applicants is February 3rd. The winners will be announced at the group’s Annual Scholarship Art, Music & Tea Reception at the Butler Institute of American Art, Butler North on Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.

Information is available by contacting the Lisa Lotze, Scholarship Chair, at 330-549- 0124 or  lisa@polishyoungstown.com. Applications are available to download at www. polishyoungstown.com/artsclub

“We’re delighted to again sponsor the scholarship program and urge all Mahoning Valley students of Polish descent to apply,” said Mary Anne Mylnarski, Polish Arts Club president. “Poles have a proud history of academics, scientists and artists. These include Chopin, Madam Curie and Copernicus to name a few. Our scholarship program is one way to spotlight and encourage the most promising of our heritage’s next generation.”

A panel of PAC members will select the winners after reviewing overall academic achievement, interest and involvement in their culture and faculty recommendations.

The scholarships are named in honor of Polish Arts Club members many of whom were professors at Youngstown State University and at other national institutions. The annual scholarships are part of an array of activities the PAC sponsors and supports throughout the Mahoning Valley every year.

For addition information go to www.polishyoungstown.com/artsclub

The Polish Arts Club of Youngstown is part of American Council for Polish Culture, Inc., (www.polishcultureacpc.org ), a national non-profit, charitable, cultural and educational organization that serves as a network and body of national leadership among affiliated Polish-American cultural organizations throughout the United States. Founded in 1948, the Council currently represents the interests of some 25 affiliated organizations located across the United States from Los Angeles, CA to Boston, MA. The Youngstown club is one of the oldest, having been established in 1935.