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.

Danish

The Norden Club of Lincoln Foundation, Inc., offers $1000 scholarships to select applicants who wish to pursue an educationl experience pertaining to any of the five Scandinavian countries.  Applicants must reside within a 100-mile radius of Lincoln, Nebraska and submit a completed application and a letter of 250-300 words describing the proposed course of study or activity and how it would fulfill the Foundation goals.  Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2017.  Please contact the Norden Club of Lincoln Foundation at 402-423-0023 if you have any questions.

Finnish

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 go to http://www.salolampi.org/scholarships.

A $100 scholarship is available to anyone who is sponsored by a Finnish Partner Organization in the United States or Canada and is registered for a Salolampi summer residential session. With a financial contribution from that organization, the Salolampi Foundation will match that contribution for a total possible award of $150. Villagers may apply through multiple Partner Organizations (maximum of 5). Any established organization that promotes Finnish language, heritage, or cultural awareness may sponsor villagers. Click here for the application form or go to http://www.salolampi.org/scholarships for more information.  Applications must be submitted by May 1.

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.

The Norden Club of Lincoln Foundation, Inc., offers $1000 scholarships to select applicants who wish to pursue an educationl experience pertaining to any of the five Scandinavian countries.  Applicants must reside within a 100-mile radius of Lincoln, Nebraska and submit a completed application and a letter of 250-300 words describing the proposed course of study or activity and how it would fulfill the Foundation goals.  Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2017.  Please contact the Norden Club of Lincoln Foundation at 402-423-0023 if you have any questions.

German

Please click here for more information on German scholarships.

Italian

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.

Japanese

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.

Norwegian

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.  Check out the lodge directory to locate the lodge in your area to see if they offer scholarships.

The Norden Club of Lincoln Foundation, Inc., offers $1000 scholarships to select applicants who wish to pursue an educationl experience pertaining to any of the five Scandinavian countries.  Applicants must reside within a 100-mile radius of Lincoln, Nebraska and submit a completed application and a letter of 250-300 words describing the proposed course of study or activity and how it would fulfill the Foundation goals.  Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2017.  Please contact the Norden Club of Lincoln Foundation at 402-423-0023 if you have any questions.

Russian

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 clvrussian@cord.edu.

Spanish

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.

Swedish

The Norden Club of Lincoln Foundation, Inc., offers $1000 scholarships to select applicants who wish to pursue an educationl experience pertaining to any of the five Scandinavian countries.  Applicants must reside within a 100-mile radius of Lincoln, Nebraska and submit a completed application and a letter of 250-300 words describing the proposed course of study or activity and how it would fulfill the Foundation goals.  Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2017.  Please contact the Norden Club of Lincoln Foundation at 402-423-0023 if you have any questions.