Six students were given the Anna Bornus scholarship. The ceremony took place on 13th January at the University of Warsaw. The recipients of the award are people with physical disabilities.

The Anna Bornus scholarship was established by the family of Anna Bornus, the Polish philology  student at the University of Warsaw from 2010 till 2011, who died of neoplasm. It was granted for the first time in the 2013/2014 academic year.


“This is already the 10th edition of the Anna Bornus scholarship, which makes it a special moment in the history of the University,” Prof. Sławomir Żółtek, the UW Vice-Rector for Students and Quality of Teaching, said.


“I hope that the Anna Bornus Foundation will continue to act and support students in need. The scholarship should reflect the importance of being sensitive and attentive to others. Together with Anka we always admired the immense work of the UW Office for Persons with Disabilities,” Rafał Bornus, the chairman of the Anna Bornus Foundation, remarked.


The ceremony was also attended by Paweł Wdówik, the Secretary of State in the Polish Ministry of Family and Social Policy, and the Government Plenipotentiary for Disabled People. “The activity of the Anna Bornus Foundation proves that the university community treats every human being as an equal,” Paweł Wdówik said.

Anna Bornus scholarship

The Anna Bornus scholarship is offered to students and doctoral candidates who aspire to get a university degree while suffering from serious diseases. The programme covers the cost of employing a personal assistant for people with disabilities.


Since its beginnings, the scholarship has been granted to sixteen students. Some of them received it more than once. During this year’s 10th edition, the award has been given to six scholars: Magdalena Dreinert, a Polish philology Master student; Mateusz Gregorski, a doctoral candidate in political sciences; Joanna Kluczyńska, a Foreign Language and Cultural Studies Master student; Mateusz Majkut, a law student; Sylwia Mazur, an international relations Master student, and Jakub Gietke, a management Master student at Kozminski University.


“I am honoured to receive the Anna Bornus scholarship once again, and I am very grateful to the Foundation. Anna Bornus inspired me in her determination to acquire knowledge at the University. The scholarship will surely facilitate my everyday struggle, but I am also looking forward to further developing my interests,” Mateusz Gregorski said.


“This award gives me hope that I will be able to recover from my disease,” Justyna Kluczyńska emphasised.