Scholarship holders – Rafał Brzoska Foundation

Scholarship Contest Winners
Rafał Brzoska Foundation

We are proud to present the winners of the first Rafał Brzoska Foundation scholarship competition.

We are happy to support this group in its further development and fulfilment of dreams. It is clear to us that the people we present below will one day conquer the world and make it a better place.

  • Małgorzata Bobińska

    Małgorzata is a talented flutist who just got into The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. She has won many competitions and dreams of further development. She needs a little support to help her stay in Warsaw and to allow her to participate in the cultural life of the capital. She is counting on mentoring and psychological support.
  • Nikodem Ciomcia

    Nicodemus is an outstanding fourth-grade student of Gliwice high school. He already is involved in research and inventing and has successfully competed in numerous science competitions. He was a finalist in the “Explory” competition, his submission being the design of clothing collecting heat energy from the human body and using Peltier modules to convert it into electricity. He's also very active in the Boy Scouts and in helping others. In the future, he wants to study quantum physics at the University of Warsaw.
  • Adrianna Czechowska

    Adrianna is a high school student from Bydgoszcz, and, in the future, wants to be a biotechnologist at the best university in the world. She is a laureate of the “Practical Social Olympics”, where she prepared a nationwide project for schools on mnemonic learning and quick memorization. Adrianna has a lot of social initiatives to her credit. In the future, she would like to enable Bydgoszcz to become a strong cultural center within Poland.
  • Natalia Dragan

    Natalia is a violinist from Legnica. Her parents are music teachers and her older sister is also a violinist. The difficult financial situation of the parents prevents sufficient support for the daughters. At the age of 6, Natalia played her first solo with a professional orchestra. She is already a laureate of many national and international competitions. She would like to have the possibility to attend international competitions, concerts and festivals in order to further develop her talents. In the future, she wants to pass on her knowledge to other young musicians.
  • Zofia Halbersztat

    Thanks to her excellent academic achievements, Zosia has got into Cambridge with a full scholarship. Her major is history, political science and international sciences. Unfortunately, studying at Cambridge excludes gainful employment that would help to stay in the UK. The girl is socially active and would like to work in non-profit organizations in the future in order to repay the debt of gratitude for the help she gained from her scholarship.
  • Jakub Jędrzejewski

    Jakub is a 4th year student of mechanical engineering studying at the Imperial College London. He comes from a large family. To study in London, he had to take out a student loan. Jakub combines the world of science with the practical aspect of the world of inventions. He has many projects and ideas to his credit. Among others, Fusor – a fusion reactor, a microwave motor, Tesla coils, and a micro-force measuring station. He is a Science Olympian and has participated in several scientific conferences and competitions, where he has won many awards and distinctions.
  • Krzysztof Jóska

    Krzysztof is a primary school student in Rawicz. He comes from a large family. He is a young inventor with several completed projects under his belt and further ideas he wishes to see become reality. He has created, among others, a design of an automatically controlled go-cart and a hydraulic seat for racing game simulation.
  • Zofia Kierner

    Zofia is a second-year student in Business and Data Science at UC Berkeley. She is the youngest Forbes 25 Under 25 winner and is the founder of the Girls Future Ready Foundation (GFR), an organization that prepares Polish girls for the challenges of a changing world and supports them in learning English. The foundation has already helped thousands of girls and over 200 schools.
  • Amelia Kudasik

    Amelia is a high school student at the 5th High School of August Witkowski in Krakow. She's interested in neuroscience and medicine. Already, Amelia has won several international competitions and has published scientific articles, as well as collaborated with scientists from Cambridge and the New York University of Science. She is socially active, working in the following foundations: Klinika Matmy and Web-Korki. In connection with the war in Ukraine, she created the EDU(po)MOC - a website that connects volunteers - tutors - with refugees from Ukraine.
  • Michał Larysz

    Michał is an extremely talented young architect who graduated with distinction from the first year of Architecture (BA) at London Metropolitan University. In order to stay in London, he works, but architecture is his real passion, so there is no question of neglecting science. He wants to promote architecture and design among younger generations and help future students interested in the profession.
  • Jakub Oniszk

    Jakub holds a bachelor's degree from the University of St Andrews and a reception at Cambridge. He works in glaciology, and his bachelor thesis was submitted for the Royal Geographical Association Award for the best bachelor thesis in the UK. Starting in the autumn of 2022, he plans to attend a one-year Master's degree program. Jakub’s greatest academic dream is to be accepted into the Polar Research Institute at Cambridge University, from which he received an offer of study.
  • Filip Piękoś

    Philip graduated from the first technical class and is an established young inventor, and is already widely known in the media. Philip's interests are focused in the field of technical sciences, he is fascinated by computer science, programming and modern technologies. He built the ZHELTA K6 touchless keyboard for people with disabilities. Filip is happy that his projects are already helping those physically disadvantaged.
  • Natalia Sauer

    Natalia studies pharmacy at the 4th year of the Medical University of Wrocław, where her interests lie in modern methods of combating cancer and the impact and application of electric and magnetic fields on melanoma. She has already presented her research at numerous conferences. The aid will be used for her scientific development.
  • Mikołaj Sembol

    Nicholas is studying at an agricultural high school, but he also runs his own eco-farm of chickens and quails. This endeavor gives him insight into the topics of eco-food and eco-farming. He earns his living on his own, relieving his parents of financing his up bringing. He wants to develop his business and to study veterinary medicine in the future. He is passionate about regenerative agriculture.
  • Filip Stasiak

    At the age of 15, Filip landed his first plane, and as a 16-year-old, he presented at the Opole University of Technology on "the construction of the Boeing 737 cockpit and its systems. Since the age of 17, he has been running his own program "Do not be afraid to fly", in which he educates people about aviation safety. He is a laureate of the aviation knowledge competition and a representative of Poland in numerous climate projects. He is currently on a contract with Icelandic airlines.
  • Marlena Sołtysińska

    Marlena is a sophomore at New York University Shanghai. She grew up in the small seaside town of Darlowo, and her interests cover international business and new technologies. Marlena is Polish Children's Fund and ADAMED SmartUP scholar and has received many recognitions in both academia and social work. She was a member of regional and national youth councils and co-created National Youth Federation and Polemika Foundation to support local communities and young journalists. With the help of over 1000 donors, she raised money for the first year of her studies at NYU.
  • Aleksander Stupnicki

    Alexander is a very talented future doctor. He graduated from the prestigious University College London (UCL) – for years, one of the top 10 medical universities in the world. In order to help others to get into medical studies in the UK and to obtain part of the funds for studying, for more than a year, his start up - - has been creating and developing an educational platform that has already helped many people from all over the world to fulfill their dreams of studying at the best universities.
  • Kacper Szklarczyk

    Kacper is a student of biomedicine at Karolinska Institutet (the 7th best university in the field of biological sciences in the world). He is a co-founder of TeenCrunch (organized by Google for Startups and Microsoft in Poland). Kacper is the founder and member of the Board of the TeenCrunch Foundation. He is a double laureate of the National English Language Olympiad and has the title of “Taon” in the international physical competition. Moreover, he has been awarded ‘distinction’ in the national mathematical competition “Mathematical Kangaroo”.
  • Wojciech Szlasa

    Wojciech is a 5-year student of the Faculty of Medicine at the Medical University of Wrocław and is a student Nobel prize winner. He has been conducting research into combatting cancer by immersion within a variable magnetic field. He is also involved in innovative research involving desensitization of the body to melanoma through the use of nanosecond electrical impulses. He dreams of winning the Nobel Prize in Medicine, but even more of his research revolutionizing oncological treatment.
  • Miłosz Tomkowicz

    Miłosz is a student of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. His main field of work is sculpture, but he also creates graphics and paints and writes poetry.
  • Michał Wyrębkowski

    Michał is a second-year Yale and Wharton School of Management student. He passed the IB exam - in the TOP 1% in the world and the Polish exam 100% (TOP 25 high school graduates in the country). He participated in the National Educational Olympics in Polish, French, history, philosophy and economics. In Polish, he placed third in the country. He founded the Youth Climate Strike in Płock and reactivated the Youth City Council in Płock. He is passionate about the "green transformation". Michał is also an assistant researcher of Prof. Sonnenfeld, and has helped in creating the “Sonnenfeld list” of companies that did n (...)
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  • Aleksander Zarębiński

    Aleksander is a high school student from Przemyśl and a scholarship holder of the KFnRD (National Fund for Children). He has written scientific articles: "Octopus as a subject of behavioral research" and "Brain and Art", and has also participated in the “Lenox Hill Hospital BrainTerns USA” courses. Twice he had reached the central stage of the Brain Knowledge Olympics. Aleksander has also taken part in the international Brain Bee competition. He has applied to The National Mathematics and Science College.
  • Radosław Żak

    Radosław is currently a student at the Jagiellonian University. He has represented Poland in the International Mathematical Olympiad, during which he won gold and three silver medals and had the highest placement of any Pole in the history category. He has also passed the Polish qualifications for the EU Young Scientists Competition. Radek conducts his own research and, already in his first year, he has had an article published in a renowned journal: Theoretical Computer Science. In addition, Radosław supports young people in furthering their education and has organized the math Olympiad – “Maths Beyond Limits”. Cu (...)
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  • Julia Tondera - HEART FUND

    Julia is a graduate of the Stefan Batory University in Warsaw, and holds an International Baccalaureate. She has also been admitted to Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Faculty at the University of Oxford. She is now conducting her own research project at the Department of Plant Biochemistry of the University of Warsaw. Beyond the aforementioned, Julia has also participated in the ADAMED SmartUP scholarship program, where she conducted research in the field of biochemistry for two weeks under the supervision of world-class scientists.
  • Bright Abodu - HEART FUND

    Originally from the Volta Region, Bright is in the first grade of Senior School in Ghana. He wants to study medicine at the University of Accra, the capital of his country. He is under the care of the “Kids Haven School”, which takes care of street children.
  • Aaron Mańczak - HEART FUND

    Aaron is ambitious and consistently strives for financial independence. He dreams of becoming an entrepreneur and an investor. He is interested in financial education, the cryptocurrency market and blockchain technology. In the near future, he would like to launch an e-shopping store on the shopee platform.
  • Antonina Pawlak - HEART FUND

    Antonina is a vocalist, pianist, but also composes and produces music. Thanks to the Rafał Brzoska Foundation, she can continue her master's studies at CalArts - one of the best art schools in the world. She would like to publish her music soon through one of the independent American labels, and in the future, thanks to her experience gained at the foreign universities, she would like to create her own music school for children in Poland.
  • Julia Stankiewicz - HEART FUND

    Julia studies Aerospace Engineering at the Technical University of Munich and is a member of the prestigious Brooke Owens Fellowship - dedicated to exceptional women and non-binary students in the aerospace industry. During her studies, she simultaneously gained experience in the industry operating satellites as well as developing aircraft engines and CubeSat propulsion. She seeks to encourage young people, especially girls, to pursue their interests in STEM. Julia is passionate about learning languages and currently speaks four fluently. With the support of the Heart Fund, Julia will complete a 6-month research placement (...)
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