The Kosciuszko Foundation has extended its application deadline to April 23 for scholarships to study Polish language and culture in Krakow, Poland.

The foundation's 2018 Summer Study Abroad Program scholarships are available to Americans of Polish descent to study at Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to earn college credit while studying Polish language, history, literature and contemporary Poland.

The program includes language classes, afternoon classes in Polish history and culture, workshops, Polish traditions, two meals a day (breakfast and dinner), a shared room and sightseeing on weekends.

The scholarship doesn't cover registration and scholarship application fees, single room fees, airfare, out-of-pocket expenses or medical insurance.

Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. Eligible candidates must be U.S. citizens of Polish descent or Polish citizens with legal U.S. permanent residency status. They must be at least 18 years old by the first day of the program, and full-time students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Decisions will be made in late May.

Applicants must complete the online application form and submit the following supporting documents: two letters of recommendation, transcripts with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (3 years), an essay/personal statement, financial information form, three passport photos (with name on the reverse) and a $35 application fee.

For more information or to apply, visit

For additional information about where to submit documents, see descriptions posted under Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarships, Frances E. Wyszynski Scholarship, and Wisconsin Study in Poland Scholarships.

The scholarship winner will be required to submit additional forms prior to the start of the program and a report following completion of the program.