Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

Pipe Dream Fund

Pipe Dream Fund: $2,000 award 

Established in 2004 by an anonymous donor, scholarships will be awarded to students at the University of Michigan or Eastern Michigan University who are of Polish descent and who are working to help support themselves. The awards may be used for tuition and books.

Number of Available Awards: One -Two

Scholarship Criteria: 

  • Will be an undergraduate or graduate student, full or part-time, at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor or Dearborn or Eastern Michigan University 
  • Will be working to pay at least a portion of own educational expenses
  • Polish national living legally in the United States on a valid visa OR have parents that are from Poland
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Non-smoker

Required Materials:

  • Online scholarship application 
  • Latest transcript
  • One recent (within one year) letter of recommendation from an individual not related to applicant: instructors, counselors or employers 
  • Written essay on the following topic: What my Polish heritage means to me. (Uploaded as an attachment)