Post Eagle Newspaper


Jul 14, 2024

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25 Rhode Island Students Awarded
$1,000 Scholarships

The Rhode Island Polonia Scholarship Foundation has recently awarded 25 ($1,000) scholarships* to high school seniors for the 2013/2014 academic year.  RIPSF Scholarship Selection Committee Chair Dr. Dorothy Pieniadz (2013 Rhode Island Jefferson Award Recipient) presented the awards with President Gregory Malec presiding. View pictures from this year’s ceremony, the entire list of recipients & high schools on the Foundation’s website and as RIPSF celebrates 35 years see details of the exciting scholarship fundraiser 2014 Poland trip at

Students receiving scholarships this year are:

Reverend Canon Frederick V. Slota Award (student with most outstanding academic and personal accomplishments, irrespective of financial need)
–Nicholas H. Cicchetti – Rocky Hill School
–Maya Bergandy  – Tiverton High School

Dr. Dorothy Pieniadz Award (student planning a career in education or human services)
–Catherine Orszulak – The Prout School
–Rachel Laudone – Westerly High School

Cumberland Polish White Eagle
–Andrew J. Bauer – Cumberland  High School
–Sonja Czekalski – Cumberland High School

Providence Polish Home Award
–Marlena Jakubiec – N. Providence High School
–Klaudia Linek – Woonsocket High School


All other recipients:

–Benjamin Berounsky Lee – Narragansett High School
–Jillian Borzain – Lincoln High School
–Lauren Duvall – East Greenwich High School
–Ryan Foley – Westerly High School
–John M. Hindley – Smithfield High School
–Jennifer Lee – Bishop Stang High School
–Christopher Marsh – Narragansett High School
–Stasha Medeiros – Cumberland High School
–Alan Jan Medron – Cumberland High School
–Katelynn M. Osenkowski – Bishop Keough Regional High School
–Kevin Pietkiewicz – Tolman High School
–Denisha Poirier – North Providence High School
–Victoria Stack – North Kingstown High School
–Taylor N. Stevens – Ponagansett High School
–David W. Such Jr. – Bishop Hendricken High School
–Steven Suchacz – Ponagansett High School
–Amanda S. Way – Cranston East High School

*Scholarships are open to high school seniors applying to an accredited post-secondary educational institution in either a two or four year program.  Criteria for awards include academic achievement, community service and financial need. These one year scholarship awards are for students of Polish-American descent who are Rhode Island residents or who belong to a Rhode Island Polish-American organization.

Interested in joining our Foundation? Please email us at All are welcome.