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The Polish National Alliance awarded scholarships for academic year 2017/2018 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 Ewa Koch, President of the Polish Teachers Association in America, Małgorzata Błaszczuk, Editor-in-Chief of the Polish Daily News (Dziennik Związkowy), and Alicja Kuklinska Editor-in-Chief of the Zgoda magazine, thoroughly reviewed and evaluated 29 applications. A total of $52,500 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!

2017-2018 PNA Graduate Scholarship Recipients

1. Kamila G. Barnak

The DePaul University
Chicago, IL 

2. Jeremy Ryan Briggs

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX

3. Christine Marie Bruno

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Columbus, OH

4. Katarzyna S. Clarke

The University of Queensland
Herston, QLD, Australia

5. Krzysztof Cupial

The Lamar University
Beaumont, TX

6. Veronica Michele Cwalina

The Duquesne University Pharmacy School
Pittsburgh, PA

7. Justina Henryka Danilowski

The Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX

8. Hannah L. Domaradzk

The Slippery Rock University of PA
Slippery Rock, PA

9. Ellen Marie Dzierzak

The Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL

10. Sylwia M. Greczek

The UIC College of Pharmacy
Chicago, IL

11. Emily Paige Jendzejec

The Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
Brighton, MA

12. Alicja Nicole Kennedy

The ATSU-Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
Mesa, AZ

13. Emil Leon Klosowiak

The University of Illinois in Chicago
Chicago, IL

14. Timothy Georg Mlak

The California State University
Long Beach, CA

15. Elissa Monica Moll

The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Ann Arbor, MI

16. Brianna Ariel Musielak

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL

17. Danielle Renee Osmelak

Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais, IL

18. Agata Parfieniuk

The University of Illinois College of Medicine
Chicago, IL

19. Elaina Jo Polovic

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
Berkeley, CA

20. Philip David Poltorak

The Lewis University
Romeoville, IL

21. Tara Nicole Slominski

The North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND

22. Magdalena Oliwia Smolecka

The Concordia University Wisconsin
Mequon, WI  

23. Krzsztof Szymon Stopka

The Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA

24. Matthew J. Tanhauser

The Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine
Harrogate, TN

25. Elizabeth Evelyn Tribone

The London School of Economics
London, UK

26. Austin Michael Vitaliano

The New England Conservatory of Music
Boston, MA

27. Louise Katrina Wioncek

The American University
Washington, DC

28. Natalie Anna Wolanski

The Quinnipiac University
North Haven, CT

29. Mateusz J. Zapotoczny

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL