Polish Heritage Association



A continuing source of pride is the Scholarship Program, that was begun in 1975. The Polish Heritage Association of Maryland, Inc. annually grants scholarships to qualified full-time students who are legal residents of Maryland pursuing a baccalaureate degree.

Over the years, the Association has received scholarship bequests from individuals and organizations. If you would like information on how to provide a scholarship through the Polish Heritage Association of Maryland please contact the President, Victoria T. Leshinskie, at 410-962-8611, by email – vleshinskie@anes.umm.edu
or write to: 1101 St. Paul St., #1202, Baltimore MD 21202


Scholarship Program Academic Year 2014/2015

We are happy to announce the PHA Scholarship Program will award scholarship grants to students working towards an undergraduate degree.  Please download one of the following forms as appropriate, complete it, and mail the application along with the supporting documentation no later than Friday, March 1, 2014.

  • High School Senior Application
  • Undergraduate Application

Also, please use the following checklist to insure that your application and supporting documents are completed before applying – an unsigned application will result in your application not being considered.


PHA Scholarship Application Checklist

To insure that your application is complete please refer to this checklist.  Please note failure to complete this application and/or submit the following items may cause your application to be considered incomplete and therefore ineligible for consideration for this year’s scholarship program.

Selection will be primarily made on the basis of financial need.  Additional evaluation will focus on academic standing (grade point average, SAT Scores), leadership potential and pride of your Polish heritage.  Completed applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2014

o Application form printed and filled out completely from website postmarked by March 1, 2014.

o An essay (approximately 250 words) should express the applicant’s feelings why you should receive a scholarship grant and meaning of your Polish Heritage.  This Word document must be submitted as an email to:  josietoo@comcast.net  on or before March 1, 2014

o One letter of reference from a teacher, professor, guidance counselor or professional contact.

o Transcript of grades in current institution’s officially sealed envelope.

o Copy of most recent Federal tax return for applicant's family. Also, a copy of Federal tax return for applicant (if applicable). [Do Not send originals! Please delete Social Security Numbers; copies will be shredded unless you include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return.] 

o No Application should be sent by Certified Mail.

Send completed application and supporting documents to:

PHA Scholarship Committee
Marcia J. Wolf
21 Old Forge Court
Sparks, MD 21152

If you have any questions please contact:
Marcia Wolf
Chair, PHA ScholarshipCommittee
E mail josietoo@comcast.net

ALL CONTACT WILL BE BY EMAIL – PLEASE INCLUDE ONLY A WORKING EMAIL.  The Polish Heritage Association of Maryland Scholarship Committee is not responsible for any miscommunication as a result of an invalid email account of applicant.


FORMS to download:


Scholarship Winners 2013-2014

(First Row) Victoria Leshinskie (President) Carolina Burack, Ann Margaret Zelenka, Matthew Mayeski, Cassandra Lowell, Haley Keller
(Second Row) Gordon Creamer (chair) Hannah Jones, Corey Cooper, Brian Petrosky


>>> Scholarship Winners (previous years)