Additional Scholarship Opportunities

This page is updated as language specific scholarship opportunities become available.  Please check back often for updates.


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 $1000 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 or those 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 four-week program.  Villager families must be able to prove an adjusted gross income below $90,000 in order to qualify and be residents of Minnesota or Wisconsin.  To apply, please click here.  Application deadline is April 30, 2017.


Thanks to the generous support of the United States-Japan Foundation, scholarships are available for two-week Japanese villagers from the Midwest.  States in the Midwest include Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. If you are selected as an USJF tsunagari scholar, you will be awarded $1,500 to be used towards the cost of tuition. Scholarship applicants will be notified of their status no later than April 1. All two-week Japanese villagers are encouraged to complete the online application.


Sons of Norway Bemidji Lodge 1-500 offers scholarships to registered Hertigage or Vnge Venner members.  Applicants must also be sponsored by a parent or grandparent who is a member in good standing of Bemidji Lodge 1-500.  For more information click here.

The purpose of the Tripp Trapp Fund is to provide scholarship assistance to Norwegian villagers who are stepping up from one level of the program to the next. Applications must be submitted by February 24, 2017.  Click here for more information and for the official application form. 

The Velkommen stipend provides assistance to first-time Norwegian villagers.  This assistance is available to anyone who plans to attend their first overnight/residential session.  In order to be eligible for this assistance, first-time villagers must complete the application form found here.  Applications must be submitted by February 24, 2017.

The Tove Irene Dahl Scholarship was founded by Skogfjorden staff in the summer of 1994 to honor and recognize Dean Tove Dahl’s outstanding contribution to language study and Skogfjorden.  The scholarship supports villager longevity in the program at Skogfjorden while encouraging those same villagers to give back to the program in the form of a service project. If you are a villager who has attended the Norwegian Language Village for five or more years, please click here to apply for the Tove Irene Dahl scholarship.


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 2017. 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, 2017.  Please click here to apply.  If you have questions, please contact


Please click here for more information on National Spanish Examination (NSE) scholarships for 8-12 graders including Global Citizen Scholarships.  NSE offers15 Global Citizen Scholarships for 8th, 9th, and 10th graders. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition for a two-week Spanish immersion program through Concordia Language Villages. The application deadline is February 15.