Victor F. Podlaski Scholarship

The Victor F. Podlaski Scholarship is given to one or more UWM students who meet the following criteria:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Junior, senior or graduate standing
  • Of Polish ancestry OR have studied Polish language, history, society, or culture OR significantly engaged in Polish culture activities
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

For optimal consideration, students should fill out these parts of the general scholarship application:

  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Community Service and Volunteer Work
  • Work Experience
  • Academic and Career Goals
  • Honors and Awards

You may edit your general application at any time before the deadline for the Victor F. Podlaski Scholarship.

Students should also visit to explore and apply for additional Polanki scholarships from the Polish Women’s Cultural Club of Milwaukee.

Victor Podlaski
$1,000 to $2,000
School/Colleges, Departments, and Areas
College of Letters & Sciences
Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you received any Polanki Award from the Polish Women's Cultural Club of Wisconsin in the past?
  2. If you have previously received any Polanki Award, what year did you receive it?
  3. Describe your exposure to, and/or familiarity with, the Polish language and Polish culture.
  4. List any Polish ancestors or other connections to Poland.
  5. Choose one of the following topics and research that topic exploring a variety of sources (library, internet, etc.). Write an engaging, well-organized critical analysis of your chosen topic. Properly identify all your sources and clearly identify your opinions as your own. Include a list of all sources used to write your essay. CHOICE A. Describe an event in Poland’s history that was also important for American, European or world history. Present your own opinions and conclusions about the event’s significance for both Polish and non-Polish audiences. CHOICE B. Identify one Polish work of literature, musical composition, dance, or cinematography created since 2017. Research the author(s) and the artistic-cultural background of the work. Present the work (with its cultural context), describe your developed personal reaction(s) to the work, and present your own opinions about the work’s value to both Polish and non-Polish audiences.
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