Additional Scholarship Opportunities

This page is updated as language specific scholarship opportunities become available.  Please check back often for updates.  Scholarship applications for all languages are currently being accepted through the Passport Fund. Minnesota residents in grades 3-11 who qualify for free or reduced lunch should apply for the Minnesota OHE stipend.

Arabic

Scholarships are available for the Arabic Language Village thanks to our generous donors and our premier sponsor, Qatar Foundation International.  Please use the Passport Fund application to apply.

Chinese

Sēn Lín Hú, the Chinese Language Village, is sponsoring a Spring Festival Contest! To enter, send an essay or video responding to one of three topics listed on the entry form.  Applicants will also be asked to submit a recommendation from a teacher, coach, mentor, or other community leader. Winners will receive a tuition voucher for $2,255 for a four-week program, $1,030 for a two-week program or $480 for a one-week program.  To enter, villagers must register and pay a deposit for a summer 2017 program at Sēn Lín Hú as well as complete the entry form. Entries must be submitted no later than March 1, 2017.

Danish

Applications for the Norske Torske Klubben Foundation Scholarship are now available for Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, and Danish villagers. Preference given to members and their families, but applicants are not required to be a member. Please complete the application and submit an essay (200 words) indicating why you are interested in learning a Nordic language and what a Norske Torske Klubben scholarship would mean to you.  Submission deadline is March 4, 2017.

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.

French

Scholarships are available for the French Language Village and Les Voyageurs .  Please use the Passport Fund application to apply.

Finnish

Applications for the Norske Torske Klubben Foundation Scholarship are now available for Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, and Danish villagers. Preference given to members and their families, but applicants are not required to be a member. Please complete the application and submit an essay (200 words) indicating why you are interested in learning a Nordic language and what a Norske Torske Klubben scholarship would mean to you. Submission deadline is March 4, 2017.

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.

Korean

Scholarships are available for the Korean Language Village.  Please use the Passport Fund application to apply.

Norwegian

Sons of Norway Bemidji Lodge 1-500 Scholarships: Sons of Norway Bemidji Lodge 1-500 offers scholarships to registered Hertiage 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. Submission deadline, Feb. 3, 2017.

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.

Hadeland Lag of America Scholarship:  Hadeland Lag of America offers $500 scholarships for Norwegian language camp.  There are several qualifications applicants must meet.  Please see this link for details.  Submission deadline Jan. 31, 2017. 

Norske Torske Klubben Foundation Scholarships:  Applications for the Norske Torske Klubben Foundation Scholarship are now available for Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, and Danish villagers.  Preference given to members and their families, but applicants are not required to be a member. Please complete the application and submit an essay (200 words) indicating why you are interested in learning a Nordic language and what a Norske Torske Klubben scholarship would mean to you.  Submission deadline is March 4, 2017.

The Norwegian Journey Scholarships:

  • The Velkommen Stipend: The Velkommen Stipend provides assistance to first-time residential 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 Tripp Trapp Fund: 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.  For example, if a villager attended a 1-week session during summer 2016 and would like to move up to a 2-week session for summer 2017, then they would qualify for this scholarship as they are “stepping up”. Applications must be submitted by February 24, 2017.  Click here for more information and for the official application form. 
  • The Tove Irene Dahl (TID) Scholarship: 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 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.

Portuguese

Scholarships are available for the Portuguese Language Village.  Please use the Passport Fund application to apply.

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

Applications for the Norske Torske Klubben Foundation Scholarship are now available for Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, and Danish villagers. Preference given to members and their families, but applicants are not required to be a member. Please complete the application and submit an essay (200 words) indicating why you are interested in learning a Nordic language and what a Norske Torske Klubben scholarship would mean to you. Submission deadline is March 4, 2017.

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.