Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Polish Studies Endowment Scholarship

Funded by the Polish Studies Endowment at The University of Texas at Austin and made possible by the Austin Polish Society and various individual donors.


Application deadline: March 1

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies is offering competitive scholarships ranging from $500–1,500 to be used for the study of Polish language and culture, or research related to Poland in any field. Travel may take place for summer or during the academic year.

These funds must be used to cover travel, housing, tuition or other related costs while in Poland for:

  • Studying Polish language abroad (summer programs must be at least 4 weeks) — See a list of UT Study Abroad programs in Poland here!
  • Conducting research abroad (with an explanation of your research project, objectives, sources, etc.)
  • Professional development activities (internship, presenting at a conference, or project meeting)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Undergraduate or graduate status in any discipline at UT Austin and in good academic standing;
  • May NOT be combined with other significant grant/scholarship funds (i.e., cannot also be a FLAS recipient);
  • Recipient must agree to write a short article to be published in area newsletters and online describing their study/research abroad experience in Poland;
  • Recipient must agree to do a short presentation about their study/research experience in Poland for the Austin Polish Society (APS) Board of Directors upon return to Austin.

Application Process

  1. The application form is available for download HERE.
  2. A one-page essay (500 words or less), which should have your full name, EID and "Polish Studies Endowment Scholarship Essay" at the top of the page. The essay should outline your objectives for studying Polish or conducting research in Poland, and how your travel will further your academic and/or career goals.
  3. One letter of recommendation from a faculty member or supervisor that speaks to your interest in Poland and/or your language proficiency. Recommendation writers should submit letters directly to with "Polish Scholarship Letter for Your Name" in the subject line.

Save your application files as a PDF and name them "LastName-Application.pdf" and "LastName-Essay.pdf", then upload the application files using the UTBox widget below.

All application materials must be received by the application deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered!

For more information, contact Agnes Sekowski (BUR 440),, (512) 232-9123