Some focus on equal access to education while others work on raising the average level of the education received. EFC does both so that somewhere out there in a small town or rural area in Poland we do not overlook the next Noble Prize winner.
The EFC High School Scholarship Program is a unique opportunity for young people in Poland. Over 95% of scholarships awarded in Poland are given to college students but EFC focuses on those that are not being helped, high school students. After all a child’s future can be shaped at an earlier stage in a different and better way. We do this and we do it in a well thought out manner.
We focus on taking care of these very young people. We do not give them money instead we invest in their overall development by: being involved with their school, providing an adequate learning...
The Fifth Edition of EFC’s High School Scholarship Program
The Fifth Edition of EFC’s High School Scholarship Program by The Roman Czernecki Educational Foundation (EFC ) has started. Talented middle school Students from rural areas, who dream about studying in the best high schools in the country can apply for 80 new scholarships. If you know such a person, the information about recruitment can change their future. At the moment, the EFC Foundation supports 240 gifted high school students .
The goal of the EFC Foundation is to equal educational opportunities for middle school students EFC High School Scholarship Program is directed to capable school children from rural areas, who otherwise would not have the chance to continue their education in the best high schools in Poland. The EFC Foundation is focused on comprehensive development of these young people. In addition to providing everything that is needed to study in the best high schools (accommodation, meals, textbooks, foreign languages courses etc.), the EFC Foundation helps to pursue their interests, teaches creative thinking, organizes workshops as well as summer and winter trips. Young people are also supported by a professional team of regional coordinators and psychologists.
“The EFC Foundation pays a lot attention to the personal development of young people. EFC students are more aware of their potential and capabilities. They are also more self-confident and motivated to continue their development. Most young people already express their desire to carry on with their education at the best universities in Poland and abroad"- said Joanna Bochniarz - President of the EFC Foundation.
The EFC Foundation cooperates with the best schools in Poland. In the top ten of Perspektywy magazine ranking of polish high schools, eight of them were attended by EFC students.
Future beneficiaries of EFC High School Scholarship Program must successfully pass two phases of recruitment process as well as be admitted to one of the high schools indicated by the EFC. Furthermore, they are required to have grade average at least 4.75 in their school performance, alternatively be finalists or winners of an official middle school student contest. Finally, the average income per person in their families, must not exceed 840 pln net per month.
During the first stage of the recruitment of candidates should fill in application form on www.efc.edu.pl by the end of March. The results of the first stage of recruitment process will be announced on April 9th. In the second phase, regional EFC coordinators hold interviews with the candidates, who also have to be admitted to the respective high school. The final decision regarding scholarship grants is taken by independent Commission. The list of new EFC students will be announced at the beginning of July.
November 30 is for us – the Scholars of the EFC Foundation, a special day when we meet every year to remember Mr. Andrzej Czernecki - the founder of our Foundation. It is also a good opportunity to strengthen ties between "novices" and "veterans" in our group, because this is a time when we forget about the daily duties and spend a few hours together.
This year we are happy to have gathered for dinner in the boys’ dormitory. During the meal we talked about our Founder. Our coordinator Iza Buczek was very helpful in reminding and teaching us about the life and work of our Founder - Mr. Andrzej Czernecki. For the first year Scholars learning about Mr. Czernecki was an opportunity to become part of our "community" that is made up of all members of the EFC Foundation. It is amazing that a man who alreay joined us physically - giving us the opportunity to attend the same, great school in Bialystok, now annually connects us, by letting us remember his life and work.
The PZU Group, awarded the title of Philanthropists Leader 2013, together with the PZU Foundation and the Educational Foundation of prof. Roman Czernecki EFC, support talented high school students from rural areas.
PZU is not only the largest insurance company in the region, but also a recognized patron of Polish science. This cooperation between the PZU Foundation and the EFC is an expression of concern and responsibility for the development of talented young people from rural areas. It is also a sign of appreciation for the achievements of the EFC Foundation.
As part of this cooperation the PZU Foundation, in accordance with its motto "We help others helping", funded scholarships for 12 students from the EFC Foundation. As part of the scholarship all the costs associated with the comprehensive development of young people and their studies in the best high schools in the country (dormitory rooms, meals, books and equipment for schools, language lessons, holidays and vacation, workshops, cultural events, professional support from their provincial coordinator and a school psychologist) are paid for.
The EFC Foundation operates since 2009. Under its care there are 240 young and talented people who are not afraid to take on new challenges. The EFC Foundation grants its scholars the opportunity for comprehensive development.
In January of 2014 the recruitment starts for another edition of EFC’s "The Dream of Education" program, which is meant for junior high school students from rural areas. Scholars are selected based on academic performance and the income of the family member, which may not exceed 840 zł.
Every person who uses the Plus phone card, can support talented youth. Before charging your phone enter the special code *136*12*06#. As a result 10% of the charge will be forwarded to the EFC Foundation Scholarship but of course your account will not be charged. All funds from charging remain in the client's account and the money is fully transfered by Plus. The rule is simple - the greater the amount of the charging, the more money Plus transfers to the EFC Foundation. The more people find out about this action, the greater the chance that next year more students could receive the EFC Foundation Scholarship. It also depends on you. The action begins on November 19th and ends on December 31st 2013