Scholarship programmes of the ORLEN Foundation

One of the Foundation’s main objectives is to support talented and ambitious students from primary and secondary schools by financing their scholarships and giving them the opportunity to participate in training, volunteering meetings and socialising events.

Bona Fide programme

The Bona Fide programme (Latin for ‘in good faith’) is nationally unique. Its purpose is to provide patronage to students who may in the future contribute their knowledge and experience gained at foreign universities to build the economic power of Poland. As in the previous edition, the scholarships under the programme are intended for Polish students in the course of second- and third-degree studies at one of the 50 foreign universities included in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (the Shanghai Ranking). Upon graduation abroad, the scholarship holders undertake to work in Poland in the public administration sector. 

Scholarship Programme for Children and Youth in Płock and Płock County

The programme is addressed to seventh- and eighth-grade primary school students and secondary school students in the county of Płock. Under the programme, students may receive an academic or sports scholarship depending on their achievements and interests. Our scholarship holders are actively engaged in public matters and school life and have a strong motivation for pursuing their passions.

'For Eagles' scholarship programme

The programmes is intended for seventh- and eighth-grade primary school students and secondary school students who are children of ORLEN and the Group companies’ employees, pensioners and deceased employees. The scholarship holders under the For Eagles programme excel at school, win numerous awards in competitions, and are socially active not only at but also outside school.

Scholarship Programme for Students from Foster Family Group Homes

The programme is intended for sixth- to eight-grade primary school students, secondary school students and university students from Foster Family Group Homes and Family-Like Childcare Facilities. As part of the programme, students may apply for an academic or sports scholarship and pursue their dreams and passions.

'Life to the Full' scholarship programme

The current scholarship holders under the programme are athletes with disabilities who won medals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. The four-year scholarship helps athletes develop their physical fitness and improve performance.

Scholarship programme for beneficiaries of 'For a Fellow Countryman' foundation

In partnership with the For a Fellow Countryman Foundation, scholarships are awarded to descendants of Poles exiled into territories east of Poland. We believe that enabling Polish youth from those territories to take up education in Poland is one of the most effective repatriation methods. While studying in Poland, the scholarship holders learn the practicalities of living in Poland, perfect their knowledge of Polish, make friends with other students and build their social networks. In the three previous editions of the programme, the ORLEN Foundation awarded the scholarships to as many as 104 students.

'Masters of Chemistry' scholarship programme

The ORLEN Foundation launched this original scholarship programme in 2012. Its objective was to support the scientific development of young chemists and create for them the best possible conditions to study. In autumn 2019, we stopped granting new scholarships but continue to support the students included in the programme until they finish their secondary school education. As part of the scholarship, the Foundation covers education costs, such as the cost of textbooks and school aids, cost of participation in extracurricular classes, as well as bed and board in a hall of residence. In addition, the scholarship holders receive monthly pocket money to cover personal expenditure relating to their studies. The programme was carried out in cooperation with the Academic High School of the Mikołaj Kopernik University School Complex in Toruń, the Technical School of the Ignacy Łukasiewicz School Complex in Płock, and the Maria Curie Skłodowska Chemistry Technical School Complex in Kraków.