Scandinavian Studies Scholarships
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Scandinavian Studies majors learn about the cultures of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, along with their neighboring countries. This includes these countries’ history, economics, politics, literature, film, theatre, and folklore. In addition, students will have the opportunity to study the Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish languages.
A person majoring in Scandinavian Studies may wish to work in the arts, economics, business, translation, tourism, or the social sciences fields. Scholarships for students wishing to major in Scandinavian Studies are available. Many universities encourage those majoring in Scandinavian Studies, including language and literature courses, to spend at least a semester studying abroad.
Scholarship ProgramsThe American-Scandinavian Foundation
United States citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for AmScan fellowships of up to $20,000. The funds are offered to support students who wish to conduct research or study abroad in a Scandinavian country for up to one year. Funds may be used for travel expenses (both cross-Atlantic and in-country), tuition and fees, and materials. Fellows are expected to devote themselves to full-time study or research.University of Washington, Department of Scandinavian Studies
A number of Department scholarships are available to students. Funds are available for students who wish to conduct research, travel to a Scandinavian country, for tuition, fees, and books. Application forms are available online. Candidates may be asked to submit official transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a statement outlining their plans for the use of the funds.University of Oregon, Department of German and Scandinavian
The Friends of Scandinavian Studies Scholarship is offered to full-time students who are pursuing Scandinavian Studies. In order to be considered, interested persons should submit a completed application form, an official transcript, and two letters of recommendation. A personal statement setting out the applicant’s interest in Scandinavian Studies, along with information about the applicant’s level of financial need is also required.Luther College, Department of Scandinavian Studies
Students interested in studying abroad with Luther College can apply for the Wigeland Scholarship for Study in Scandinavia through the College. This Scholarship is offered in conjunction with the Norway-Telemark College Exchange Program, which provides students with the opportunity to take courses taught in English at a Norwegian college and to study the Norwegian at their level of ability. Sophomores and juniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply. The application for this funding must be made in the fall semester of the year before the student wishes to travel.Ohio State University, College of the Humanities
Undergraduate students at OSU wishing to study Swedish abroad are invited to apply for the Max Kade Grants for Study in Dresden. Grant recipients will be selected based on merit and financial need. The awarding of funds is contingent on the applicant being accepted into the study abroad program.