The PRCUA has established the Education Scholarship Program for eligible students. The PRCUA Education Scholarship will be awarded with the purpose of providing financial assistance to students to earn undergraduate, graduate or professional degrees.
PRCUA will offer a number of scholarships that will be awarded once a year to applicants. Scholarships are renewable through the yearly application process. Students may apply each year. However, students may only receive three PRCUA Fraternal Scholarships total during their lifetime. Only one application per student will be reviewed per year. Scholarships are specific to the school and educational program named in the application.
Applications must be received by June 1, 2020. Only applications postmarked by June 1st will be eligible. PRCUA will NOT accept late applications. Awards will be announced by August 15th.
All awards will be made payable to the institution rather than to the individual. PRCUA accepts no responsibility for decreases of other grant or loan amounts due to the awarding of a PRCUA Education Scholarship to a student. Students are solely responsible for all aspects of their financial aid status and, thus, should be aware of the consequences of applying for a PRCUA Scholarship.
A) Application must be completed in its entirety. Do not submit resumes. Applications must be typed – any handwritten applications will be immediately disqualified.
B) Official transcripts must be supplied by the university registrar. Speak to the registrar's office for information on obtaining an official document. Transcript must be postmarked or emailed on or before June 1st.
C) Letter of recommendation verifying student's active celebration of Polish heritage signed by person referring student must be included. This letter cannot come from a family member. Unsigned letters will not be accepted.
D) Letter of recommendation verifying student's active community service signed by person referring student must be included. This letter cannot come from a family member. Unsigned letters will not be accepted.
E) Applicants must have successfully completed their freshman year of undergraduate studies before the deadline for filing an application. An official transcript or other documentation from the applicant's school must be attached to the completed application form or sent directly by the educational institution to the PRCUA on or before the deadline of June 1st.
F) Eligible applicants consist of sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled full-time in undergraduate study or those students enrolled in graduate or professional degree program. Full-time enrollment shall conform to those guidelines established by the federal financial aid program. (A minimum of twelve credit hours for day students or eight credit hours for evening students.) Part-time graduate or professional students are eligible.
G) Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale or 3.5 or better on a 5.0 scale.
H) All applicants must be either citizens of the United States or permanent residents.