Additional Scholarship Opportunities

This page is updated as language specific scholarship opportunities become available.  Please note that Minnesota residents in grades 3-11 who qualify for free or reduced lunch should apply for the Minnesota OHE stipend.


Sēn Lín Hú is pleased to be able to hold a Spring Festival essay and video contest for all registered villagers. Winners will receive partial-tuition vouchers for this year's Sēn Lín Hú tuition for a one-, two- or four-week youth session. This contest has been made possible by many generous donations we have received, and we would like to give out as many prizes as possible. However, in order to give out prizes, we need your submissions! The submission deadline is March 15, 2018.You can view more details about the contest and submit your entry by using this form. Questions? Please contact 


The Salolampi Foundation offers several scholarships including an early bird scholarship, first-time villager scholarship, travel scholarship, and Upper Peninsula scholarship.  Additionally, all Finnish villagers receive an automatic scholarship just for attending.  For more information on the Salolampi Foundation scholarships, please click here.

The Finnish American Cultural Activities (FACA) Twin Cities scholarship is available to children or relatives of a FACA member.  Please contact Kathleen Jackson (3225 Century Ave. S., Woodbury, MN 55125, 651-739-3102) for further information and an application.


Please click here for more information on German scholarships.


The Italian Language Village is offering a scholarship for Minnesota and Wisconsin residents with a financial need. The Bella Ciao scholarship will provide financial support of $1,000 for a four-week program, $500 for a two-week program, and $300 for a one-week program. This scholarship is only available to first time villagers stepping up from a day camp to a one-week program, a one-week to two-week program, or from a two-week to a four-week program. A preference will be given to Villager families with an adjusted gross income below $90,000. Families must be residents of Minnesota or Wisconsin. To apply, please click here. Applications deadline is April 30, 2018.


Thanks to generous support from OMRON, need-based scholarships are available for Chicago-area youth to participate in a summer youth immersion program at the Japanese Language Village.  To apply, please follow the Passport Fund application instructions.


Sons of Norway Scholarships:  Sons of Norway was instrumental in helping build the permanent site at Skogfjorden in the 1970’s and has since continued to support Skogfjorden through generous scholarships for its members to attend during the summer.  Lodges from all around the country award scholarship to members and their families.  Please click here for more information on Norwegian scholarships.


The Russian Language Village is offering a $1000 award and a variety of smaller awards for youth interested in attending a 2 or 4-week program in the summer of 2018. Priority will be given to new participants and to returning villagers who are interested in “stepping up” from a shorter session to a longer session. Deadline for all application materials is April 15, 2018. Please click here to apply. If you have questions, please contact