Scholarship Recipients

PACIM Scholarship and Award Recipients 2016

Thanks to generous donations from benefactors, members of the Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota and past event revenue, PACIM is able to continue a tradition of supporting youth in pursuing academic goals as well as supporting community projects that promote and celebrate Polish and Polish American culture and heritage.

We wish these recipients continued success in their pursuits.

2016 Polanie Legacy Scholarship and Guminga Academic Scholarship
Bartosz Janczuk, Computer Science – University of Notre Dame
Adam Kostanecki, College of Biological Sciences – University of Minnesota Twin Cities

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Bartosz Janczuk
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Adam Kostanecki










Rog Endowment for the Advancement of Polish Heritage Award
Adam Mickiewicz Polish Saturday School in Minneapolis
(Polska Szkola Sobotnia przy Parafii – Sw. Krzyza w Minneapolis)


PACIM Scholarship and Award Recipients 2015

Thanks to generous bequests from the estate of Angelina Guminga and The Polanie Organization, as well as members of the Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota, PACIM is able to continue a tradition of supporting academic scholarship.

PACIM was pleased to receive and review applications from an outstanding group of applicants this past year. We wish continued success to all in their academic pursuits and invite applicants to become members in PACIM.

2015 awards go to –

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Monika Bueltel, an environmental engineering student at the University of Notre Dame.






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Victoria Denn, attending Winona State University majoring in social work and minoring in psychology.







Michael Musielewicz, doctoral student at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin in Poland studying philosophy with interests in ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of science.


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Karina Rajtar pursuing a Master of Business Communication through the University of St. Thomas’s Opus College of Business.





The 2015 PACIM, Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota Rog Endowment Awards support goes to –

The Polish Arts and Cultural Student Association, PACSA is a brand-new student group at the University of Minnesota. Founded in the spring of 2015, PACSA is looking forward to its inaugural season of bringing Polish culture to the U of M community. As the first and only registered student organization focusing on Poland, its history, arts, language, and traditions, we aim to provide a place for students of Polish descent or extraction a place to celebrate their heritage, and those of other backgrounds an opportunity to become educated about Polish contributions to the world.

POLESOM, Polish Educational Solutions of Minnesota exists to provide and inspire creative and outstanding educational activities that resonate with the Polish-American population. We focus on teaching Polish to children by weaving Polish culture and tradition into our monthly kids clubs, classes, camps and musical performance groups. We promote Polish language, art, culture, and heritage by creating engaging events around all things Polish.