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Attention Members in Branches Beginning With the Prefix of "U"

FCSLA is pleased to announce the Henry J. Dende Scholarship Program is open to all members of U-branches. This is a special scholarship program in accordance with the merger agreement between FCSLA and Polish Union of North America.

The Henry J Dende Scholarship guidelines and application (PDF) are available on our website or by contacting us at or 1-800-464-4642 Ext 1054.

The deadline for submission is May 31, 2020. If you are not sure whether you are a member in a U-Branch, you may contact the Scholarship Department.

Annual Scholarship Program



FCSLA Annual Scholarship ProgramThe First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association (FCSLA) is pleased to announce its 2020-2021 scholarship program. More than $290,250 will be awarded to young members of the Association. Winners are chosen by a committee of impartial judges from the educational field, based on the following criteria:

  • Academic Standing - 40%
  • Church / Community Service Value - 30%
  • School Involvement / Essay - 30%

Eligibility: An eligible candidate shall be a member of good standing with the Association for at least three years prior to date of application and hold one of the following policies in his or her own name: a $1,000 minimum permanent life insurance certificate; a $5,000 minimum term certificate; or an annuity certificate (minimum amount is not required). Such membership standing shall be verified from the records of the Home Office.

Applicants are eligible to win once in each of the 5 categories: Early elementary school (grades 1-4); older elementary school (grades 5-8); high school; college; and as a graduate student.

The Award must be used toward tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year. If the recipient receives full tuition funding from a governmental or other source, she/he will not be eligible to receive an FCSLA Award.

Deadline: All applications and supporting paperwork must be POSTMARKED or electronically received by the Home Office no later than Tuesday, February 25, 2020. Applications postmarked or electronically received after this date will not be considered. Materials submitted in support of the application will not be returned.  Electronic copies (preferably PDF file) and faxed copies of application and supporting materials will be accepted.

Five $1,250 Vocational/Trade/Technical School Scholarships Are Available

The Vocational/Trade/Technical Scholarship is intended to help members planning to attend a vocational school, trade school, community college or other short-term training program in fields such as automotive technology, plumbing, heating, construction, welding, advanced manufacturing, cosmetology, and computer repair, as well as other fields. Download the application (PDF) to learn more about the scholarship.

Winners will be notified in May. If you have questions, call us at (800) 464-4642 ext. 1054 or email


For more information, read our Scholarship FAQ.



College Scholarship Application (263K PDF) and Graduate Scholarship Application (263K PDF)


60 freshmen awards @ $1,250 each $75,000.00
31 sophomore awards @ $1,250 each $38,750.00
18 junior awards @ $1,250 each $22,500.00
18 senior awards @ $1,250 each $22,500.00
19 full time graduate awards @ $1,750 each $33,250.00
140 awards totaling $187,000.00


Vocational/Technical/Trade Scholarship Application (203K PDF)


5 awards @ $1,250 each $6,250.00
5 awards totaling $6,250.00


High School Scholarship Application (184K PDF)


9 freshmen awards @ $1,000 each $9,000.00
9 sophomore awards @ $1,000 each $9,000.00
9 junior awards @ $1,000 each $9,000.00
9 senior awards @ $1,000 each $9,000.00
36 awards totaling $36,000.00


Elementary School Scholarship Application (184K PDF)


8 awards for grade 5 @ $750 each $6,000.00
8 awards for grade 6 @ $750 each $6,000.00
8 awards for grade 7 @ $750 each $6,000.00
8 awards for grade 8 @ $750 each $6,000.00
32 awards totaling $24,000.00


Early Elementary School Scholarship Application (182K PDF)


8 awards for grade 1 @ $750 each $6,000.00
8 awards for grade 2 @ $750 each $6,000.00
8 awards for grade 3 @ $750 each $6,000.00
8 awards for grade 4 @ $750 each $6,000.00
32 awards totaling $24,000.00


Seminary or Diaconate or Religious Life Application (261K PDF)

Any member preparing for the Catholic priesthood (seminarian) at the graduate level may be eligible to receive a scholarship for two academic years if approved and necessary paperwork is complete.

Any member preparing for a Catholic diaconate or Catholic religious life is eligible to receive a scholarship at the graduate level for two academic years if approved and the necessary paperwork is complete.

SACC Scholarship Opportunity

The Slovak-American Cultural Center, a non-profit based in New York City, is proud to launch a new scholarship proram for Summer Study of Slovak Language and Culture. With the current global pandemic, the accredited Slovak Language Institute (SLI) at University of Pittsburgh will, at a minimum, take place as an online program. Bratislava-based programs affiliated with Comenius University may or may not take place this year, but please keep them in mind for 2021! If you are interested in any of these programs and would like to apply for a scholarship from SACC to attend, please visit the SACC website for more information. The application deadline is April 30th!

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