Wilkes University

The Polish Room

Wilkes Archives

Stefan Mrozewski (a former Kozciuszko Foundation grantee), one of the world's leading engravers, was engaged to design the room which would serve both as a reference and reading room in the proposed library.

Mr. Mrozewski designed the room and furniture in the Zakopane style, the artistic tradition of the Tatra mountaineers. He and Stefan Hellersperk of Dallas, Pennsylvania, constructed and carved the furniture.

THE POLISH ROOM COMMITTEE SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1972 to express appreciation of services rendered to Wilkes and the community of Northeastern Pennsylvania by Dr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Kocyan. Scholarships are awarded annually to upperclassmen of Polish descent with exceptionally high cumulative grade point averages and demonstrated financial aid.

The Polish Room Committee Scholarship welcomes applications. To be considered, applicants with a permanent residence from Luzerne County must write a brief description of their Polish heritage (family immigration description) and what that heritage means to them. This must be submitted, along with the applicant's name, WIN and contact information. 

Application letters can be e-mailed to luciana.musto@wilkes.edu or sent via campus mail to Alumni House, Attn: Luciana Musto. Letters must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.