PAC-Michigan Presents Scholarship Recipients

On Wednesday, August 14, the Polish American Congress Michigan Division Scholarship Committee held its annual Scholarship Award Dinner during which this year’s recipients of the PAC Scholarships were presented.  The event was held at the “Krakus” Restaurant in Detroit.
The presentation was hosted by Wallace Ozog, the chairman of the PAC Scholarship Fund and Mariusz Szajnert, President of the PAC-Michigan Division.
Initially, all the recipients were to receive $600 each, but thanks to the generosity of Ray and Suzanne Okonski, the amount almost doubled.  Ray Okonski and his wife are well-known philanthropists and supporters of many Polonian organizations’ scholarship programs.  PAC was lucky to receive additional $400 for each recipient, making it $1000 total for each student.
The following are the 2013 Polish American Congress of Michigan Scholarship Fund Recipients:
– Filip Buniewicz (attending Univeristy of Michigan, majoring in Engineering);
– Felicia Adamczyk (attending University of Michigan, majoring in Marketing);
– Bartosz Maska (attending University of Michigan; majoring in dentistry);
– Katherine Dziuba (attending Eastern Michigan University, majoring in Biology/Pre-Med);
– Michael Anthony Chrusciel (attending Wayne State University, majoring in Slavic Studies and Nutrition/Food Science);
– Michał R. Hałoń (attending Wayne State University, majoring in Nutrition / Food Science / Pre-Med);
– Kelsey Joseph (attending Wayne State University, majoring in Biological Science);
– Evelina Kutyma (attending Central Michigan University, majoring in Neuroscience);
– Mateusz Wasiołek (attending Wayne State University, majoring in Radiation Therapy Technology).
Representatives of many Polonian organizations were also present to show their support of the scholarship program.  Traditionally, representatives of PAC Federal Credit Union came to present their monetary contribution to the fund.  State Representatives Rose Mary Robinson and Martin Howrylak, as well as Hamtramck Mayor Karen Majewski also graced the event with their presence.
Since its inception, PAC Scholarship Fund has awarded 251 students for a total of $204,300.