The Martin and Antoinette Gorski Endowed Scholarship in Radio and Nuclear Chemistry

This scholarship is designated for chemistry undergraduate or graduate students specializing in preferably radiochemistry or nuclear chemistry. It can also be awarded to students specializing in analytical chemistry, preferably with an emphasis on industrial applications. This scholarship is to be awarded to a student in good standing, who has financial need, and is conducting research in radio, nuclear, or analytical chemistry.

Martin and  Antoinette Gorski

Martin Gorski (1895-1968) was born near Kraków, Poland. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1912, enlisted in the U.S. Army, and returned to Europe to fight in WWI. After the war, he returned to the U.S., settled in Detroit, Michigan in the 1920s, and was employed by the Ford Motor Company.

Antoinette Gorski (née: Lenart) (1906-1982) was born in Zakopane, which is located in southern Poland near the border with Slovakia. She emigrated to the U.S. in 1919, following her mother to New Jersey and then to Michigan. She met Martin and they were married in 1923. They had three daughters: Helen, Frances, and Rose. Frances met James J. Hylko, also of Detroit. They were married in 1949 and had two children, Linda F. (b. 1958) and James M. (b. 1961).

The endowed scholarship was established by James M. Hylko in memory of his grandparents. James graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in biochemistry in 1984, and has been involved in nuclear-related activities throughout his career.


  • 2022 - Jeff Bond
  • 2021 - Sam Mahan
  • 2020 - James O'Rourke
  • 2019 - No award/awardee
  • 2018 - Jennifer Campos Ayala
  • 2017 - Michaela Repaska
  • 2016 - Sylvia Torres
  • 2015 - Chris Haskin
  • 2014 - Michael J. Martin
  • 2013 - Phillip R. Stratton
  • 2012 - Christina A. Varney
  • 2011 - Mace R. Mattieson