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The Ignacy Jan Paderewski Scholarship Fund was instituted in 2004 by General Edward L. Rowny (Ret). This fund is dedicated to Paderewski’s philosophy that freedom and democracy are enhanced through education and the arts.

Paderewski scholarships provide a unique educational opportunity for exceptional Polish students, allowing them to come to Washington, D.C. to attend summer programs at The Fund for American Studies (TFAS). Each scholarship awards approximately $10,000 for tuition, housing, airfare and a stipend for living expenses.

Since its inception, the Paderewski Scholarship Fund has granted scholarships to eleven outstanding Polish students. Past recipient biographies can be found here.

The Fund for American Studies is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to preparing college students for honorable leadership by teaching them the ideas of freedom and a free-market economy.

If you would like to help sustain and expand the Paderewski Scholarship at TFAS, carry on the legacy of Ignacy Jan Paderewski and provide future leaders of Poland with an unparalleled academic and professional experience, please make a tax-deductible donation by filling out and submitting the form below.

If you prefer to make a gift by mail, send your check made payable to The Fund for American Studies to 1706 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009.

To make a gift by phone, call 202-986-0384. Thank you!


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Oskar Raczycki

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