Every four years, PNA allocates approximately one million dollars for scholarships for its members. This year, 312 applications were submitted for the review by the special educational committee.
Twelve applications were denied for lack of required full documentation. Therefore, 300 applications were eligible for review. Each application was evaluated based on a point system; GPA, PNA Membership, Activities within the PNA, Community Service, and Polish/Slavic language studies were taken into consideration. After all of the points had been tallied, applicants scored as high as 111 to a low of 10.
The Committee felt higher amounts of scholarship funds should be awarded, because of the rising costs of education. Therefore, scholarships were awarded only to students with points ranging between 111 and 56 points. Amounts ranged from $2,500.00 to $500.00.
Students, whose score was below 56 points (low GPA scores, incomplete application, lack of an official transcript, etc.) were denied PNA scholarships.
All scholarship applicants were informed via mail about the committee's decision.
The Polish National Alliance is very proud that so many members aspire towards higher education. We wish each recipient continued success in all their future endeavors.
For the full list of 2016-17 PNA Scholarship recipients, click here.