Scholarship(s) will be awarded based on an evaluation of applications received by the deadline. Scholarships will be made payable by check to the educational institution where the recipient is registered to attend. The scholarship is to assist in paying the expenses of education including tuition, general fees, books and living expenses. Recipients will be selected by members of PACT Board of Directors and Toledo Poznan Alliance Board of Trustees.
1.) Former scholarship winners are not eligible to receive another scholarship in the same category. (i.e., a high school winner cannot receive another scholarship competing in the high school category. However, the student could re-apply and could win while attending college)
2.) If a public high school student is awarded a scholarship, funds will be placed in escrow until the student attends college.
3.) Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:
A high school or undergraduate college student enrolled on a full time basis.
Preferential consideration will be given to children or grandchildren of PACT and/or TPA members in good standing.
Preferential consideration will be given to students who demonstrate involvement in extracurricular activities or service to the community.
Preferential consideration will be given to students with outstanding academic credentials based on grades received.
4.) Applicants are required to submit an essay at the time of application. Essay requirements are as follows:
High School Category (Grades 8-12)
Topic: “What is the meaning of your Polish-American heritage?”
College Category (Undergraduate Students)
Topic: “What individual or event associated with Polish or Polish-American culture has influenced you, your community or country the most. Why?
Both High School and College Students
Must be in Microsoft Word format.
Must be double-spaced, correct spelling and follow rules of grammar.
Not to exceed 500 words in length.
Applicants are required to complete a Scholarship Application Form and submit it along with their essay by May 31, 2019 to: Polish-American Community of Toledo (PACT), P.O. Box 1033, Sylvania, OH 43560
The Board of Directors of PACT hopes that you had a very Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!
On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, we will conduct our annual membership meeting. The meeting will take place at 7:00 PM in the meeting room adjacent to the All Good Things Art & Gifts Store within Rosary Care Center, Lourdes University Campus Sylvania, OH. In addition to election of members to the Board of Directors for 2019 we will have a brief update on the upcoming Kielbasa Cook-Off and the 2019 POLISH AMERICAN FESTIVAL.
If you are interested in becoming a Board member or volunteering your time at these upcoming events please plan to attend.
Please let us know if you will attend this meeting so we can plan for refreshments. You can call Rosanne Nitschke at 419 944-5312 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s Wigilia Celebration will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018. The celebration will begin at 5:30 pm at Olivet Lutheran Church , 5840 Monroe Street in the Christian Life Center. A video explaining Wigilia will be shown and participants can share in their memories of Polish Christmas eve at this time. Afterwards, a meatless meal will be served with singing of Kolendy (Christmas carols). Come and join us for this most sacred Polish celebration and renew the true meaning of Christmas without the stress of the season. See old friends and meet new friends. Call Tim Paluszak at 419-410-6167 or Rozanne at 419-944-5312 to reserve your place a our Wigilia celebration. All are welcome!
The first inductees into the Polish Hall of Fame were recognized at a dinner at Brandywine Country Club on Saturday, November 17th. The awards reflect recipients who have excelled in the fields of faith, family, labor and culture. “The goal is to preserve the rich history of Polish immigrants that built a strong foundation in northwest Ohio to earn a living, practice our faith, and raise a family. It was with great honor that we celebrated the inductees and their contribution to our Polish heritage and culture.
The stories and their names will be enshrined in the Northwest Ohio Polish Cultural Center when built. The proceeds from this evening will go towards making that dream a reality.
It is not too late to donate to the efforts to help build a center that will house not only relics of our past, but offer activities and programs to celebrate our culture today and tomorrow!
Please consider of making a donation to help preserve our history and to celebrate our Polish culture in Northwest Ohio.
In the category of Faith:
Sr. Ann Klimkowski and John Augustyniak
In the category of Family: Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Smigielski and The Walinski Family (Richard, Thaddeus, Nicholas, and Nicholas Jr.)
In the category of Entertainment/Culture: Paulina Ortyl and Marty Blaszczyk
In the category of Labor/Work: Joe Szenderski and Lorraine Kwiatkowski