Past Winners

Since its inception, the Polish-American Board of Education of Berks County, PA has distributed over $375,000.00 in scholarship money to almost 200 exceptional Polish-American Students. Here is a listing of recent scholarship winners.

2009 Winners

$10,000.00 Walter Bialas Scholarship
David S. Benusa (Wyomissing Area HS)
Son of Thomas and Lynn Benusa
$5,000.00 Mary Oziemkiewicz Memorial Award
Rachel D. Stelmach (Governor Mifflin HS)
Daughter of Paul and Pamela Stelmach
$2,000.00 Edward E. Cwiklinski Scholarship
Lacey J. Lott ( Schuylkill Valley HS)
Daughter of Chris and Joy (Kreska) Lott
$2,000.00 Stanley B. Lewandowski Scholarship
Allison M. Hilovsky (Daniel Boone HS)
Daughter of Larry and Joan Hilovsky
$1,000.00 Edward E. Cwiklinski Scholarship
Shannon P. Wade ( Exeter Township HS)
Daughter of Kevin and Toni (Janowski) Wade
$1,000.00 Dr. Edmund F. Gallman, Jr. Scholarship
Jonathan L. Gehring (Governor Mifflin HS)
Son of Allen (Kozlowski) and Lucinda Gehring
$1,000.00 The Robert A. Levandowski Scholarship
Kathryn A. Christian (Holy Name HS)
Daughter of Kenneth (Pogorzelski) and Paula Christian
$1,000.00 Leon and Stella Zerkowski Scholarship
Ryan M. Pietrowski (Governor Mifflin HS)
Son of Matthew and Deana Pietrowski
$1,000.00 Stella M. Hendel Scholarship
John T. Kusnierz (Holy Name HS)
Son of Bogdan and Maria Kusnierz
$1,000.00 PABE Scholarship
Alexandria L. Shermot (Governor Mifflin HS)
Daughter of Harris (Bialas) and Patricia Shermot
$1,000.00 PABE Scholarship
Joshua M. Zatratz (Reading HS)
Son of John and Eileen (Oziemkiewicz) Zatratz

2008 Winners

$10,000.00 Walter Bialas Scholarship
Nicole V. Legenski (Home School)
Daughter of  Edward D. & Brenda E. Legenski
$5,000.00 Mary Oziemkiewicz Memorial Award
Kathryn A. O’Rourke (Wyomissing Area HS)
Daughter of David & JoAnn (Hardisky) O’Rourke
$5,000.00 PABE Scholarship
Lauren E. Storb (Central Catholic HS)
Daughter of George J. and Marcia (Koziatek) Storb
$2,000.00 Stanley B. Lewandowski Scholarship
Michael J. Wiencek (Central Catholic HS)
Son of Anthony J & Cathleen M. Wiencek
$1,000.00 Edward E. Cwiklinski Scholarship
Rebecca L. Brown (Wyomissing Area HS)
Daughter of Thomas P. & Kim M. (Zdanovich) Brown
$1,000.00 Edward E. Cwiklinski Scholarship
Megan E. Gribb (Exeter Township HS)
Daughter of Stephen (Grzyb) & Denise Gribb
$1,000.00 Dr. Edmund F. Gallman, Jr. Scholarship
Lauren E. Walter (Holy Name HS)
Daughter of Joseph C. & Denise M. (Sczurek) Walter
$1,000.00 The Robert A. Levandowski Scholarship
Hannah L. Nowotarski (Tulpehocken Area HS)
Daughter of David & Yvonne Nowotarski
$1,000.00 Leon and Stella Zerkowski Scholarship
Benjamin T. Downing (Governor Mifflin HS)
Son of Thomas & Patricia (Lysakowski) Downing
$1,000.00 Edward E. Cwiklinski Scholarship for Alvernia College
Rebecca L. Brown (Wilson HS)
Daughter of Thomas P. & Kim M. (Zdanovich) Brown
$1,000.00 Clara Skoraszewski Haage Scholarship
Beth A. Corcoran (Wilson HS)
Daughter of Gerard G. & Susan (Bochenek) Corcoran
$1,000.00 Stella M. Hendel Scholarship
Katerina M. Korch (Governor Mifflin HS)
Daughter of David & Donna Korch

2007 Winners

$10,000.00 Walter Bialas Scholarship
Kate L. Donatelli (Governor Mifflin HS)
Daughter of Anthony (Kaluzny) and Karen Donatelli
$5,000.00 Mary Oziemkiewicz Memorial Award
Chelsea S. Manowczak (Governor Mifflin HS)
Daughter of Mark and Wendy Manowczak
$5,000.00 PABE Scholarship
Eric A. Hill (Daniel Boone HS)
Son of Mark and Carolyn (Salkowski) Hill
$2,000.00 Stanley B. Lewandowski Scholarship
Brooke H. Gunter (Wyomissing Area HS)
Daughter of Richard and Ellice (Neugroschel) Gunter
$1,000.00 Edward E. Cwiklinski Scholarship
Karim Laib (Exeter Township HS)
Richard and Dorota (Hrabelska) Laib
$1,000.00 Edward E. Cwiklinski Scholarship
Gail C. Wondowski (Wyomissing Area HS)
Daughter of John and Carol Wondowski
$1,000.00 Dr. Edmund F. Gallman, Jr. Scholarship
Lee J. Fura (Holy Name HS)
Son of Daniel and Doreen Fura
$1,200.00 Helen Moczydlowski Memorial Scholarship
Abigail R. Kaminski (Antietam HS)
Daughter of Michael and Kathleen Kaminski
$1,000.00 Leon and Stella Zerkowski Scholarship
Jordan A. Martin (Hamburg Area HS)
Daughter of Kevin and Petra (Kuchinsky) Martin
$1,000.00 Edward E. Cwiklinski Scholarship for Alvernia College
Magdalena M. Majka (Schuykill Valley HS)
Daughter of David J. and Grazyna Buzalewski
$1,000.00 Stella M. Hendel Scholarship
David C. Grajewski (Conrad Weiser HS)
Son of Matthew and Sandra Grajewski

2006 Winners

$10,000.00 Walter Bialas Scholarship
STEVEN J. STELMACH (READING HS)
Son of JOHN AND THERESA STELMACH
$5,000.00 Mary Oziemkiewicz Memorial Award
MATTHEW J. GONTARCHICK (WILSON HS)
Son of JAMES AND DEBRA GONTARCHICK
$5,000.00 PABE Scholarship
JENNA ROSE KARAVAN (CENTRAL CATHOLIC HS)
Daughter of MARCUS AND MARY ANN KARAVAN
$2,000.00 Stanley B. Lewandowski Scholarship
LUCAS R. ZMROCZEK (SCHUYLKILL VALLEY HS)
Son of STEVEN AND ANN ZMROCZEK
$1,000.00 Edward E. Cwiklinski Scholarship
JEANNE L. DOUGLASS (WYOMISSING AREA HS)
Daughter of ARTHUR AND JEANNE (SIKORSKI) DOUGLASS
$1,000.00 Edward E. Cwiklinski Scholarship
EDMUND G. ZALENSKI, JR. (SCHUYLKILL VALLEY HS)
Son of EDMUND SR AND PAMELA ZALENSKI
$1,000.00 Dr. Edmund F. Gallman, Jr. Scholarship
JOHN R. BILINSKI (CENTRAL CATHOLIC HS)
Son of JOHN AND DEBORAH BILINSKI
$1,000.00 The Robert A. Levandowski Scholarship
LAUREN TARNOSKI (WILSON HS)
Daughter of CHARLES AND ELIZABETH TARNOSKI
$1,000.00 Leon and Stella Zerkowski Scholarship
KELSEY E. STEWART (READING HS)
Daughter of ALAN AND MARILYNN (TOMKIEL) STEWART
$1,000.00 Edward E. Cwiklinski Scholarship for Alvernia College
LISA M. SADOWSKI (SCHUYLKILL VALLEY HS)
Daughter of ROBERT AND KATHLEEN SADOWSKI
$1,000.00 PABE Scholarship
KELLY L. WROBEL (CENTRAL CATHOLIC HS)
Daughter of DONALD AND BERNETTE WROBEL
Stella M. Hendel Award for Achievement Excellence in The People to People Student Ambassador Program
REBECCA F. NISSLEY (CENTRAL CATHOLIC HS)
Daughter of JEFFREY AND MICHELLE NISSLEY

2005 Winners

$10,000.00 Walter Bialas Scholarship
PATRICK G. CESARZ, Wyomissing H.S.
Son of JOSEPH A. AND ELISA A. CESARZ
$5,000.00 Mary Oziemkiewicz Memorial Award
KARL T. DEBIEC, Wyomissing H.S.
Son of THOMAS W. AND DONNA L. DEBIEC
$5,000.00 Walter Bialas Scholarship
KATHERINE L . DIRENZO, Wyomissing H.S.
Daughter of DENNIS P. AND JUDITH R. DIRENZO(MOCZULSKI)
$5,000.00 Polish American Board of Education Scholarship
EDWARD J .YAKABOSKY III, Governor Mifflin H.S.
Son of EDWARD J AND KAREN (JACHIMIAK) YAKABOSKY II
$2,000.00 Stanley B. Lewandowski Scholarship
MICHAEL T PIRNOT, Kutztown H.S.
Son of THOMAS L AND ANN (WAWRZAK) PIRNOT
$1,000.00 Edward E. Cwiklinski Scholarship
SUSAN M MOCZYDLOWSKI, Exeter H.S.
Daughter of JOHN AND KATHLEEN MOCZYDLOWSKI
$1,000.00 Edward E. Cwiklinski Scholarship
ALLISON M NAUGLE, Wilson H.S.
Daughter of DAVID C. AND LISA A. (PIASKOWSKI) NAUGLE
$1,000.00 Dr. Edmund F. Gallman, Jr. Scholarship
JARED A. PAWLING, Schuylkill Valley H.S.
Son of ROBERT AND DOREEN (STEMPIEN) PAWLING
$1,000.00 William F. Jaworski Scholarship
DANE E. KLINE, Holy Name H.S.
Son of DAVID AND KATHLEEN (TEXTER) KLINE
$1,000.00 Robert A. Levandowski Scholarship
STEPHANIE KRZYZEWSKI, Schuylkill Valley H.S.
Daughter of BARRY AND MICHELE KRZYZEWSKI
$1,000.00 Leon and Stella Zerkowski Scholarship
CARLEY A. BRIA, Holy Name H.S.
Daughter of JAMES J. AND BERNADETTE (MISKO) BRIA
$1,000.00 Edward E. Cwiklinski  Scholarship for Alvernia College
KATHRYN N. HUMMEL, Wilson H.S.
Daughter of TIMOTHY D. AND HELEN (BOCIAN) HUMMEL
$1,000.00 Polish American Board of Education Scholarship
KRYSTIAN S. ZIELINSKI, Wilson H.S.
Son of SYLWESTER ZIELINSKI (DECEASED) AND MARIA ZIELINSKI MILANEK

2004 Winners

$5,000.00 Walter Bialas Scholarship
Thomas S. Larkin, Wilson H.S.
Son of Kay (Stelmach) and Stephen Larkin
$2,500.00 Mary Oziemkiewicz Memorial Award
Arthur F. Douglass III, Wyomissing H.S.
Son of Jeanne Ann (Sikorski) and Arthur Douglass Jr.
$2,500.00 Polish American Board of Education Scholarship
Mary A. Korch, Governor Mifflin H.S.
Daughter of Donna (Tandlmayer-Wilczemski) and David Korch
$1,500.00 Stanley B. Lewandowski Scholarship
Steven M. Kurpiewski, Fleetwood H.S.
Son of Sylvia (Skrocki) and Michael Kurpiewski
$1,000.00 Edward E. Cwiklinski Scholarship
Lindsey N. Eckenroth, Exeter H.S.
Daughter of Mary Beth (Owsiany) and Robert Eckenroth
$1,000.00 Edward E. Cwiklinski Scholarship
Alexander J. Mikulsky, Exeter H.S.
Son of JoAnn (Ross-Rasjewski) and John Mikulsky
$1,000.00 Dr. Edmund F. Gallman, Jr. Scholarship
Mark W. Schlosser, Twin Valley H.S.
Son of Joanne (Krzywicki) and William Schlosser
$1,000.00 William F. Jaworski Scholarship
Tiffany M. Wisniewski, Holy Name H.S.
Daughter of Patricia (Nogal) and Richard Wisniewski
$1,000.00 Robert A. Levandowski Scholarship
Megan L. Greth, Governor Mifflin H.S.
Daughter of Jean (Kuczawa) and Ritchie Greth
$1,000.00 Leon and Stella Zerkowski Scholarship
Irene E. Routte`, Exeter H.S.
Daughter of Carole (Switlyk) and Luther Routte`
$1,000.00 Edward E. Cwiklinski  Scholarship for Alvernia College
Sean P. McCoy, Central Catholic H.S.
Son of Debra (Bukowski) and John McCoy

2003 Winners

$5,000.00 Walter Bialas Scholarship
Laura T. Pucul (Schuykill Valley H.S), daughter of John & Mary Pucul
$2,500.00 Mary Oziemkiewicz Memorial Award
Stacy L. Stacherski (Schuykill Valley H.S.), daughter of Joseph & Carol Henry-Stacherski Jr.
$1,500.00 Stanley B. Lewandowski Scholarship
Nathan A. Hogan (Governor Mifflin H.S.), son of Diann (Stulcoskie) and Gregory Hogan
$1,000.00 Edward E. Cwiklinski Scholarship
Abby C. Rathman (Exeter H.S.), daughter of Annette (Galczynski) and Gregory Rathman
$1,000.00 Edward E. Cwiklinski Scholarship
Elizabeth M. Graham (Wyomissing H.S.), daughter of Andrea (Jurkiewicz) and Barry Graham
$1,000.00 William F. Jaworski Scholarship
Denise Alexander (Muhlenberg H.S.), daughter of Elaine (Piaskowski) and Joseph Alexander
$1,000.00 Robert A. Levandowski Scholarship
Lindsay A. Zolna (Holy Name H.S.), daughter of Sandra and Anthony Zolna
$1,000.00 Leon and Stella Zerkowski Scholarship
Thomas K. Tschop (Wyomissing H.S.), son of Lucielle (Ziemba) and William Tschop
$1,000.00 PABE Scholarship for Alvernia College
Noelle J. Shipper (Muhlenberg H.S.), Daughter of Carol (Kowalski) and Barry Shipper
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