Polish American Association is proud to be offering a scholarship opportunity for qualified, bright and financially challenged college students of Polish descent. PAA is able to offer these funds from the generous bequest provided by Felix J. Lyczko.
Felix Lyczko, passionate about the joys and advantages of a college education was determined to make a difference in the lives of young Poles who, for lack of finances are unable to attend college. His brother Charles died while an Air Force pilot in WWII and his son Gene in an auto accident and were unable to attend college. Deeply saddened by the untimely early deaths of both his brother and son, Felix established the Lyczko Scholarship Fund.
Mr. Felix Lyczko (left) with his son Gene - (1984)
In honor of his parents who both immigrated from Poland in the early 1900's, his wish is that the fund will provide an opportunity for committed young women and men of Polish heritage. It was his hope that his contribution would inspire others to contribute to the endeavor. The fund will be administered by a committee comprised of several board members of the Polish American Association, including Ms. Cait Lyczko, Mr. Lyczko's daughter.
The POLISH AMERICAN ASSOCIATION offers financial assistance to college students of Polish descent. Scholarships are awarded annually. The scholarships can be used at any accredited college or university.
How are students selected?
Students are selected on the following basis:
- Scholastic Aptitude and Performance (ACT score and grades)
- Financial Need
- Career Aspirations
- Extra Curricular Activities
- Participation in Polish Community Activities
Lyczko Scholarship winners for 2012:
- Lukasz Adamczyk who attends University of IL at Chicago
- Wesley A. Zloza who attends the Milwaukee School of Engineering
Watch here for 2012/2013 academic year deadlines.