The Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union (PSFCU) recently awarded $400,000 worth of scholarships to 339 high school and college students.
This is the 17th year that the credit union has presented the scholarship program. Ceremonies were recently held at the credit union's various locattions, including Fairfield, N.J., Bridgeview, Ill. and Greenpoint in Brooklyn.
Additionally, the annual scholarship program was accompanied by a 10-day study trip to Poland. Ten students went on the trip this year.
Beth Holmgren, professor of slavic and eurasian studies at Duke University, was the guest of honor.
This year 222 high school graduates and 117 college students were awarded grants between $1,000 and $5,000.
"The Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union is a true leader of the Polish community, which means we have the duty—and the pleasure —to support young and ambitious Polish people studying in the United States,” Ryszard Bak, chairman of the scholarship committee of the PSFCU Board of Directors, said.