The Edward And Maria Majchrowicz Scholarship
The Edward and Maria Majchrowicz Scholarship is funded by the Edward and Maria Majchrowicz Educational Fund.
Dr. Edward Majchrowicz was born in Stryj, Poland. He escaped from Poland to join the Polish independent Carpathian Brigade in the Middle East just after his country was invaded by the Germans and Russians after the start of World War II. He was wounded three times during the Italian campaign and nearly lost his life in street fighting against the Germans in Piedimonte near the heavily fortified fifth century abbey of Monte Cassino.
Dr. Majchrowicz received his B.Sc. from the University of Birmingham in England. While living in London, he met and married Dr. Maria Nawrocka, an anesthesiologist from Lille, France. He earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Montreal’s McGill University. Having spent more than 30 years in alcohol research and university-level teaching, Dr. Majchrowicz authored more than 70 publications. In addition, Dr. Majchrowicz produced two major books on his area of expertise, the biochemical pharmacology of ethanol. His work was done at McGill University, the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the National Institutes of Health, where, after a 20-year career, he retired as an NIH Scientist Emeritus.
Dr. Maria F. Nawrocka Majchrowicz was born in Lille, France. Her parents were publishers of the Polish daily newspaper, the Wiarus Polski. In 1940, during the German invasion of France, the family escaped to southern France, where her father became a courier between France and Switzerland for the Polish and French underground.
Dr. Nawrocka Majchrowicz obtained her MD degree at the Catholic University of Lille and completed her internship at the Franco-American Foundation at Berck Page, France. After her residency at the Hotel Dieu Hospital in Montreal, Canada, she worked as an anesthesiologist. Dr. Nawrocka Majchrowicz was trilingual in Polish, French, and English. She was a Polish/English/French editorial translator for the Quarterly Journal of Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
One winner per year will be chosen by Wanda Majchrowicz Verreault, executor of the Scholarship. The amount of the scholarship will be $1000.00.
The Edward and Maria Majchrowicz Scholarship is intended preferably, but not necessarily, for a student who wishes to pursue studies in the sciences, especially in preparation for biomedical research.