There are numerous scholarship opportunities for families wishing to send a villager to
Skogfjorden, whether for the first time or for their 10th summer. Please keep in mind that many of these scholarships can be combined and are either/or. Check out all the options available to you below. not
Skogfjorden Journey Scholarships
We have a saying at
Skogfjorden, “ Gå for ti!” (Go for ten!). We hope that each villager is able to join us for ten summers so that they can experience all levels of the amazing programs that we offer. We know that sending your villager to Skogfjorden is a big commitment from your family, and we want to support your commitment to our programs. The Journey scholarships are endowed awards that are designed to support a villager throughout their journey in the Skogfjorden program. Check and see which one’s you qualify for!
The purpose of the
Velkommen Stipend is to provide scholarship assistance to first-time Skogfjorden villagers seeking to explore Norwegian language and culture. To qualify, a villager must be attending their first overnight (residential) session in the coming summer. This is a guaranteed scholarship to those that qualify and apply. *Please note that Virtual Village (online) programs do apply.* Click HERE to apply
The purpose of the Tripp Trapp Fund is to provide scholarship assistance to Skogfjorden villagers seeking to move up in the program. To qualify, a villager must be registered for a longer session than their previously attended session. Examples would be moving from a Pre-K or Day camp program to an overnight program, a one-week to a two-week program, a two-week to a four-week program or a four-week (non-credit) to a four-week (credit) program. This is a guaranteed scholarship to those that qualify and apply. *Please note that Virtual Village (online) programs do apply.* Click HERE to apply.
The purpose of the
Tove Irene Dahl Endowed Scholarship Fund (TID) is to provide scholarship assistance to Skogfjorden villagers who will be attending for at least their 5th summer. To qualify, a villager must be registered for a session in the coming summer which would make it their 5th (or more) summer at Skogfjorden. This is a merit-based scholarship. *Please note that Virtual Village (online) programs do apply.* Click HERE to apply.
Cultural Organization Scholarships
The Sons of Norway organization 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 scholarships to members and their families. Check out the to locate the lodge in your area to see if they offer scholarships. Note: At least one member of your family has to be a member of your local lodge in order to get an award. lodge directory
Den Norske Torske Klubben is a longtime friend and partner of Skogfjorden and the other Nordic programs at Concordia Language Villages. This organization provides scholarship and grant opportunities for young people to attend language and cultural camps, seminars, and other educational opportunities celebrating Scandinavian heritage. You are not required to be a Den Norske Torske Klubben member to apply, however, preference is given to those with a connection to the club. *Please note that Virtual Village (online) programs do apply.* Click HERE to apply.
Need-based scholarships are available for Norwegian summer youth immersion sessions through the
Passport Fund. Scholarships are based on a family’s adjusted gross income, number of dependents, and the length of the session.
Additionally, the Minnesota Office of Higher Education offers a $1,000 stipend for Minnesota students who qualify for free or reduced lunch at school. Additional information is available here.