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The Polish National Alliance awarded scholarships for academic year 2018/2019 to its graduate and doctorate student members. Candidates for PNA Graduate Scholarships demonstrated high academic achievements and strong involvement in the PNA, as well as local Polish-American communities.

The ad-hock committee consisted of Alicja Otap, Editor-in-Chief of the Polish Daily News (Dziennik Zwiazkowy), Magdalena Solarz, Artistic Director of the "Wici" Song and Dance Theatre and Jacek Niemczyk, General Manager of the WPNA 103.1 FM & 1490 AM Radio Stations, thoroughly reviewed and evaluated 26 applications. A total of $50,000 was awarded in scholarships to all eligible applicants.

Polish National Alliance supports its member’s objectives to pursue higher education goals and looks forward to seeing them as future leaders in Polish-American communities. Congratulations to all recipients!

2018-2019 PNA Graduate Scholarship Recipients

1. Kamila G. Barnak

DePaul University
Chicago, IL 

2. Kathleen Eve Bitner

University of California Irvine
Irvine, CA

3. Aneta Agnieszka Boduch

Concordia University Wisconsin
Mequon, WI

4. Christine Marie Bruno

Ohio Sate University College of Veterinary Medicine
Columbus, OH

5. Francis Dominic Carano

Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH

6. Caroline Marta Daniel

Pepperdine University - Graziadio Business School
Encino, CA

7. Melissa Sara Drab

Marquette University School of Dentistry
Milwaukee, WI

8. Karolina Maria Dudek

UCSF School of Dentistry
San Francisco, CA

9. Ellen Marie Dzierzak

The Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL

10. Rebecca Lynn Fulton

University of Kentucky - Scholl of Information Science
Lexington, KY

11. Sylwia Maria Greczek

UIC College of Pharmacy
Chicago, IL

12. Emily Paige Jendzejec

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
Brighton, MA

13. Avery John Kaminski

Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

14. Alicja Nicole Kennedy

AT STILL University - ASDOH
Mesa, AZ

15. Emil Leon Klosowiak

University of Illinois - Chicago - College of Medecine
Chicago, IL

16. Faith Genevieve Most

Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO

17. Tara Nicole Slominski

North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND

18. Sarah Rebecca Sowinski

Nova Southeastern University
Jacksonville, FL

19. Krzsztof Szymon Stopka

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA

20. Matthew J. Tanhauser

Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine
Harrogate, TN

21. Ryan Michael Tipker

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH

22. Sara E. Waldron

Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA  

23. Alexa Lynn Wawrzyniak

University of Cincinnati - Sponsored Student Accounts
Cincinnati, OH

24. Monica Ann Wierzbicki

University of Illinois - Chicago
Chicago, IL

25. Jessica Ann Wisniewski

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN

26. Mateusz Jacek Zapotoczny

Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL