The University of Washington's Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is accepting applications for the annual UW Polish Studies Scholarship for UW students interested in studying in Poland between June 2020 and May 2021. Scholarships, offered by the UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee, are made possible through the generosity of supporters and friends of UW Polish Studies. Priority will be given to students traveling to Poland to study the Polish language, though support may be also provided to students who would like to pursue other aspects of Polish studies. Awards of up to $1500 will be offered toward airfare, lodging and/or tuition for students enrolled in an accredited program in Poland. To apply, submit the following required materials:

  1. Two-page essay, in which you explain your intended academic plans and how these funds will assist you (double-spaced, 12 font, Courier, Arial or Times New Roman, with 1-inch margins on all sides;
  2. Budget outlining your expenses;
  3. One faculty letter of support;
  4. Unofficial copy of your transcript.

Applications are due by March 27, 2020. A decision will be made by April 20, 2020. Please e-mail application materials to: Lani Phillips,  Administer of the Slavic Department, at lanip@uw.edu.

Student Scholarship Recipients


Emilia Ptak, 2008


Patricia Erickson, 2009


Corey Krzan, 2010


Anna Grzankowski, 2011


Karolina Lamb, 2013



Anna Wehler

Anna Wahler-Edwards, 2016

Natha Marks

Nathan Marks, 2016

Kevin Aslett

Kevin Aslett, 2017