Scholarship Programs for Denmark
Experience Danish Culture and Design
Did you realize that Denmark is basically a cluster of hundreds of small islands? Once a Viking haunt this is the most southern and mild of all the Scandinavian countries. Copenhagen presents the quintessential dichotomy that is Denmark, a mix of contemporary, classic Danish design and old-world charm that runs right up to the water’s edge. Students studying in Denmark will often be engaged in an inter-disciplinary course of study, many of which are taught in English.
International studies abroad programs, like those in Denmark, have traditionally been out of reach for many students who fall into the financially disadvantaged category, while minority students have been faced with their own issues. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships are a creation of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The intent of the program is to slowly, but surely diversify the field of next generation global leaders across all disciplines. Towards these ends, qualified applicants must first be recipients of the Pell Grant. That aside, candidates will not be able to compete unless their academic scores are top-notch. There are over 700 Gilman Scholars recognized each year, but the competitive field is fierce. With a possible $5,000 up for grabs for students, you cannot risk not bringing all your best characteristics to the table. Preference is given to minority students and those enrolled in a community college program. Students with disabilities are given strong consideration in light of other criteria, as well.
Study Abroad Organizations
Exploring information on study abroad programs in Denmark? You may be studying smack dab in the middle of Copenhagen. Through DIS, Denmark’s International Studies program you may access programs either directly through DIS or through one of the dozens of U.S. partner colleges and universities. Scholarships directly or indirectly available through the organization include:
- DIS Scholarships are awarded based in academics and financial need. Up to $2,000.
- Knud Helm-Erichson Scholarships also support those students with financial need with up to $2,000.
- Mary Dau Scholarships award applicants with up to $2,000 based on academics and financial need.
The David Woods Scholarship Fund for Denmark is a good example of a DIS partnership with the University of Connecticut. The award parlays a student’s acceptance in a DIS program and heaps another departmental award of $1,500 on top. Named in honor of a faculty member who was once a DIS program participant this makes an already good deal even better.
The American-Scandinavian Foundation is dedicated to providing lucrative educational opportunities for graduate scholars from Denmark or from the U.S. Graduate fellowships for studies in Denmark may award as much as $20,000 for a student’s research. Qualified applicants for these awards must have well-defined research projects that require either study in Denmark or vice versa. Amscan is a well-known organization and these fellowships are very competitive. Your academic records must be impressive and you should be able to prove financial need for the funding.