The Polish Museum of America Again Partners with Jewel-Osco on 2013 Pulaski Day Scholarships
The Polish Museum of America is pleased to announce its continuing partnership with Jewel – Osco. Jewel – Osco, the monetary sponsor of the Pulaski Day Scholarship Program, has again selected The Polish Museum of America to facilitate this 4th annual scholarship program. The scholarship recipients will be introduced at the annual Official State of Illinois Pulaski Day Celebration to be on Monday, March 4th, in the Sabina P. Logisz Great Hall, during the 10 a.m. program. The PMA will select 5 recipients, each of whom will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship applicable for the 2013 school year. High school seniors and college students are encouraged to apply.
To participate, candidates must submit the essay (not to exceed 500 words, foot notes excluded) on the following subject: Identify a lesser known Contemporary Polish American who has made a significant contribution. Essayists are asked to select a specific field and support their selection. The Polish Museum of America and its Library can help serve as excellent resources for information-gathering. Essays should be accompanied by a personal statement of the student’s academic and career goals, community involvement, personal interests, extra-curricular activities and/or any recent achievements. The personal statement and applicant’s name CANNOT be in the body of the essay. Entries MUST be typed, double-spaced, and will be submitted in English. Candidates must be residents of the metropolitan Chicagoland area, and must include their first and last name, email address, phone number and school address with their personal statement, but NOT on the essay. Submissions must be received no later than Tuesday morning, February 26, 2013 by 11 a. m. Candidates must be or become members of The Polish Museum of America.
Please email the entries to: PMA@PolishMuseumofAmerica.org or fax to 773-384-3799. Any questions should be directed to (773) 384-3352, ext. 104.
Recipients MUST be present at the official scholarship check presentation held at the Polish Museum on Monday, March 4, 2013 beginning at 10:00 AM.
In recent years, guests at the Pulaski Day celebration have included then-US Senator Barack Obama, Governor Patrick Quinn, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, US Senators Richard Durbin and Mark Kirk, guests from the Polish government, military and Polish Embassy, and other distinguished political and community leaders. A short program of speakers will take place, during which the Jewel – Osco Pulaski Day Scholarship recipients will be introduced, and a public reception will follow. Admission and parking are free.
In Illinois, the first Monday of March honors Polish-born Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, a famed cavalry officer in Poland, who joined the American Revolution and became a hero and a source of great pride for Polish-Americans.