norm The following scholarships are offered by the Icelandic Canadian Club of British Columbia
SCHOLARSHIP FUND REGULATIONS
http://www.icelandicclubbc.ca/scholarships.html
1. The Icelandic Canadian Club of British Columbia scholarships are awarded to students of Icelandic ancestry who are residents of British Columbia and are beginning or continuing a program of post-secondary education.
2. Applicants, parents or grandparents must be members in good standing of the Icelandic Canadian Club of B.C.
3. Awards will be given according to scholastic achievement. Consideration will be given to members active in the Icelandic Club.
4. The scholarship committee shall endeavor to award a minimum of two scholarships each year for an amount determined by the Scholarship Committee. Additional awards may be considered and authorized by the Committee from time to time.
5. These awards are applicable to students attending recognized post-secondary educational institutions for academic or technical studies.
6. Applicant must have been accepted at an accredited post-secondary institution.
7. Undergraduate Studies - All applicants must be full-time students.
8. These awards shall be made on the recommendation of a Scholarship Committee whose members shall be selected by the supporting organization.
9. Applicants may be awarded only two scholarships in their lifetime regardless of the category. Amounts to be determined by the Scholarship Committee and may vary.
Please read the application form carefully and complete all requirements (Icelandic heritage, application form, the acceptance letter from institution, transcripts, applicant’s letter and picture). APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN AUGUST 15th. They can be mailed or hand-delivered to the following address:
Icelandic Canadian Club of BC Scholarship Committee
c/o Scandinavian Community Centre
6540 Thomas Street, Burnaby, BC V5B 4P9
http://www.icelandicclubbc.ca/scholarships.html
The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Iceland - September 1, 2019-April 30, 2020
These scholarships are intended for students of modern Icelandic. Students must have completed at least one year of University study. Students must also have prior knowledge of Icelandic accordingto the requirements for BA study in Icelandic as a second language (Icelandic knowledge on the level with the courses Icelandic Online 1 and 2). Preference will, as a rule, be given to a candidate under 35 years of age.
The scholarship covers registration fees at the University of Iceland and a monthly stipend that should cover room and board for one person, payable at the beginning of each month from September to April. A room will be available for rent in the University dormitory, GamliGarður.
CANADIAN APPLICANTS: Icelandic National League of North America (INLNA)
103 – 94 1st Avenue, Gimli, MB R0C 1B1.Phone: 204-642-5897. Email: inl@mymts.net
**For more details, print/review the application form and information pamphlet. **
Canada Iceland Foundation Scholarships
Canada Iceland Foundation has been in existence for over 50 years. It is a registered charity and over the years has received gifts from individuals and estates. We invite students of Icelandic or part-Icelandic descent to apply for the scholarships which are offered, or administered by the Canada Iceland Foundation.
Canada Iceland Foundation Incorporated (CIFI) Scholarshipsare available to Canadian students who are enrolled in post-secondary education institutions. Please pass this information to anyone in your families who is currently enrolled in university or college. Applicants are required to fill out a general application, allowing the committee to consider you for any scholarship which is applicable. (You may apply for a specific scholarship if you wish.) An application will be considered a request for consideration for any scholarship offered by Canada Iceland Foundation. Priority may be given to first time applicants. The deadline for application is 28th September, 2018.
website.http:/canadaicelandfoundation.ca/index.php/scholarships-grants(info also at www.inlofna.org).
As well as granting scholarships, the Foundation has in each year, made grants to the young people attending the Snorri Program in Iceland. The Foundation has over the years also made grants to various cultural activities.
Other Awards and Scholarships
The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba - Dennis N. Stefanson Memorial Scholarship, $500.The general criteria involves Responsible Community Citizenship: volunteer spirit; promotion of Icelandic culture; educational opportunity and/or achievement. Send your application to: The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, Attention: Dennis N. Stefanson Scholarship, 107 - 94 First Avenue, Gimli, MB, ROC 1B1. Application must be received by July 15. www.inlofna.org.
Icelandic Festival of Manitoba Writing Contest - Short story and open poetry. www.inlofna.org.
Icelandic Festival Fine Arts Show – This event isheld at the Gimli Early Middle Years School, 3rd Avenue, Gimli - includes paintings, sketches, pottery, glasswork, carvings and photographic prints. Two awards: Purchase Award - sponsored by Investors Group and Soren Tergesen Memorial Award for Creativity and Innovation - annual award of $100 established by the Tergesen family - to be given to an artist in the Art Show that has exhibited promising talent. The main emphasis is on creativity and experimental work.
The Department of Private Funding, University of Manitoba 179 Continuing Education Complex, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2N2 Ph: 204-474-9195, Toll free: 1-800-330-8066, Email: Private_Funding@umanitoba.ca
Sandra and Jim Pitblado have donated $100,000 to establish the Olson/Jonsson Travel Scholarship for Study in Icelandin memory of their Icelandic pioneer forebearers. The award will assist students who wish to achieve a working knowledge of the Icelandic language and experience first-hand the Icelandic culture through attending a language program in Iceland.
Irene Eggertson has donated $150,000 to build significantly on the GrettirEggertson Endowment Fund. Initially created to support publications related to Iceland, the scope of the fund has been expanded to support scholarship and research in Icelandic Canadian studies, translation and publication of research, and equipment and staff support. The fund is administered by the Department of Icelandic, U of M. Eggertson established the fund in memory of her husband, a 1925 engineering graduate and chief consultant on hydroelectric projects to the Icelandic government during the Second World War.
Additional scholarships are noted on the Icelandic National League website: www.inlofna.org These include three scholarships which involve the Icelandic language and are offered or processed by the Department of Icelandic, University College, 210 Dysart Road, Winnipeg, MB, R3J 2N2
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