Polish Scholarship Fund & Syracuse Polish Fest

 The Polish Scholarship Fund (PSF), since its inception in 1954, has served to preserve and promote Polish heritage within the Central NY area. As part of this goal, our organization has awarded several $1000 scholarships each year to deserving college students.                          



“A Celebration of the PSF and Syracuse Polish Festival 1954-2019.”
                                   ” Fundraising Dinner Event “
                                Saturday @ 5 pm October 23rd, 2021
Location: Syracuse Polish Home 915 Park Ave Syracuse NY. 13204
Ticket $45.00, available at:
Syracuse Polish Home 915 Park Ave. Syracuse, NY 13204
Polam Agency/Apr Travel 908 Park Ave, Syracuse, NY 13204
For further information, please call Don Dutkowsky, Secretary of the PSF, at (315) 345-1214.
If you would like to support our Fundraising Dinner and donate a gift basket or gift card, etc. for this occasion, which we could offer as a raffle ticket, please bring the donation by October 22 with a note on the packaging: “PSF Fundraising Dinner”.
Two locations for donation drop off: Polam Agency/Apr Travel  and Syracuse Polish Home.
 If for any reason you cannot participate in our fundraising event and you would like to make a donation,  please send a check made out to: Polish Scholarship Fund, Inc.
We greatly appreciate even the smallest donation.
Polish Scholarship Fund, Inc.
6032 PO BOX Tell Ave. Syracuse, NY. 13217
Also, please find us on Facebook: Polish Scholarship Fund, Inc. Nonprofit Organization or  donate online by copying this link:
The recognition award will be given to Geoffrey Cierek during “PSF Fundraising Dinner” event. Please come to celebrate with us.
“Pole of the Year” Geoffrey Cierek
A former Syracuse Policeman and also served in the Coast Guard, and Navy where he was based off the Vietnam coast during the war.
Today Geoffrey volunteers at the Sacred Heart Basilica doing various tasks on a regular basis. A long supporter and member of the Polish Home, this is where Geoffrey has established a permanent home for Jablonowski Post 14, a Polish Veterans Organization.
For more information please go to: “Pole of the Year” section.


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67th Annual Syracuse Polish Festival will be held: June 17-19, 2022. Party under the sky…See you there !!!

 2022 Syracuse Polish Festival

JUNE 17-19, 2022! See you there!

The three-day Syracuse Polish Festival is a family-friendly celebration of Polish culture, heritage, and traditions. Festival goal is to provide a variety of entertainment, including the sounds of Polka, Pop/Jazz, Dance-Funk music along with beautiful folklore and contemporary dance performances by the group “Lechowia” from Canada.

Our event offers attendees a taste of Polish and American cuisine and Polish beer along with Polish and American arts and crafts. One of the main attractions is the annual  “Pierogi Eating Contest” and “Miss Polonia” presentation.

During the festival, kids can enjoy a variety of hands-on arts and crafts and interactive games and inflatable activities for them. Our efforts are based on providing a fantastic, fun time to those who visit by holding high standards and ensuring comfort. We keep the whole family busy.

The Festival is also an opportunity to award the annual scholarships for talented students as well as honoring the “Pole of the Year” for the honoree who contributes to propagating and maintaining Polish culture in our community.

Our non-profit organization wants to wholeheartedly thank the people of CNY for their continuing support – our success motivates us to work even harder to provide them fantastic family memories.

Business and Marketing Opportunity.

The Polish Festival in Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY. is a “fun-filled”, three-day event for the entire family, showcasing Polish heritage, culture and economic potential of the entire community. Expected to attract thousand’s of people, this event provides an excellent vehicle for corporations, community businesses and organizations to promote the visibility of their products and services.
Multi-media promotion of the Polish Festival will provide maximum exposure for sponsors and present them with excellent marketing opportunities. Moreover, sponsors will enjoy many occasions to interact with the public.

Please, feel free to send a message:    info@polishscholarship.org

Great opportunity for Food and non-Food vendors at our Festival, please connect with us!

Syracuse Polish Festival official opening hours :

Friday, June 21, 2019        4 pm – 10:30 pm

Saturday, June 22, 2019    Noon – 10:30 pm

Sunday, June 23, 2019      Noon – 5 pm

                             The Syracuse Polish Festival will be featuring  5th  Annual

                                                               ”Pierogi Eating Contest”

The contest will take place on Sunday, June 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm in the Festival stage arena.

Contestants will have 3 minutes to eat as many pierogis as they can.

Entry Fee: $20.00 Please, make checks payable to Polish Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Registration during the Festival, Friday and Saturday until 10 pm in the PSF Tent.

Eligibility: Open to all over 18 years of age.


$125 women competition  for the most pierogi eaten!

$125 men competition for the most pierogi eaten!

Maximum number of contestants will be limited to 10.

Sponsors of Pierogi Eating Conters: Syracuse Polish Festival, Eva’s European Sweets and Polish Community Club from Utica.


Sponsors of 2019 Syracuse Polish Festival

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Syracuse, New York 13204





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On September 1st, 2017 , we received a letter from Maciej Golubiewski, Consul General of Poland in NY.

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I would like to thank you for the extreme passion, enthusiasm, and hard work that the members of the PSF organization and volunteers put into organizing the Polish Festival in Syracuse.
I sincerely thank you for your diligence and time committed to prepare for this 3 day event.

I am very happy that this event promotes culture and Polish heritage, adding to promoting Polish communities and strengthening the ties with the motherland. The attractive program, combining Polish cuisine, music, and folklore as well as awarding scholarships to talented students has truly added over the years to the engagement of American Poles in the Syracuse area. Moreover, it is an event that showcases Polish heritage to Americans.

I am aware of the challenges that your organization takes on. The sheer amount of visitors taking advantage of the rich cultural offerings and participation of honored guests is a great testament to how well you carry out the festival.

Huge thanks go out to all the volunteers. I am full of admiration for their unconditional hard work which really contributes greatly to the success of the festival.

I am glad that the festival is taking on such a variety of cultural aspects and is unique in character and that the Consulate General RP in New York can financially support your organization in this endeavor.

Best regards,
Maciej Golubiewski , Consul General of Republic of Poland in NY.

Polish Scholarship Fund would like to say thank you very much  to Consul General Maciej Golubiewski for the kind letter .  Also, we were thrilled to receive from Consulate General in NY. individual in-kind gifts for our festival volunteers, thank you so much for everything.

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