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Numerous scholarships from a growing list of Icelandic organizations are now being made available to students of Icelandic background. In some cases, scholarships may be specific to: membership in an organization, living in a province, or in a certain field of study. Please 'click' on the items below for more details. Check back soon for additions & updates to this growing list. Many of these organizations have web sites listed on our "Chapters" page.

INDEX: If you have a scholarship program that you would like to include on this page please contact our webmaster via e-mail: Holly Ralph

The following scholarships are offered by the INL Brúin Chapter of Selkirk, MB
The Laurence Johnson and Bernice & Stefan Helgason bursaries are awarded to two deserving students of Icelandic descent graduating from the Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School and are for $200 each.  The Bruin Chapter changes the name every 2 years to honour those members who have passed on.  
Apply to the Brúin Chapter of Selkirk
Brad Hirst
207 Sutherland Ave
Selkirk, MB   R1A OM2


We invite students of Icelandic or part-Icelandic descent to apply for the following scholarships which are offered, or administered by the Canada Iceland Foundation. Click here for 2013 Scholarships list and application information. Priority may be given to first time applicants.


Department of Icelandic,
University College,
210 Dysart Road,
Winnipeg, MB, R3J 2N2Department of Icelandic Language & Literature Scholarships webpage.



Scholarships: "Falkinn" Icelandic Canadian Club of Western Manitoba annually offers 2 to 3 - $300.00 scholarships to members of families affiliated with our club.For application details please contact:Bob Isleifson, President - Ph. (204) 727-6441
36 Meadowlark Trlr. Crt. Brandon MB R7A 5Y3


The Gimli Icelandic Canadian Society is offering an annual scholarship of $500.00 to any graduate student of the Gimli High School. The student must register in any course offered in the Icelandic Studies at the University of Manitoba. Final selection will be determined on grade point average attained and on community involvement.

email your inquiry to

The annual closing date for scholarship applications will be September 1st - to be mailed to the our address below:Gimli Chapter, INL
Box 1979,
Gimli, MB, R0C 1B0
Download our: Scholarship Application Form and Criteria.pdf


The Icelandic Canadian Club of British Columbia has established a fund to provide financial assistance to students who are residents of B.C. and who are beginning or continuing a program of post secondary education. Scholarships are available to assist students of Icelandic descent. See their club's scholarship page for further details:


A Scholarship of $1000 to a student of Icelandic descent, taking post secondary education in Ontario.

A Snorri Grant of between $500 and $1000 to a candidate who has been accepted for the Snorri Program of travel and study in Iceland.

An Icelandic Language Camp grant of $500 for a child between 8 and 13 years old to attend the Icelandic Language and Heritage Camp in Gimli, Manitoba. For more information and application forms contact


The Dennis N. Stefanson $500.00 Memorial Scholarship

Do you like family, friends, fun and food?
The late Dennis Stefanson did.  He also loved the Icelandic Festival.  It was his favourite weekend of the year.  He was a President of the Icelandic Festival and throughout his life, he gave generously of his time.  He spent his working years in the education system as a teacher, principal and superintendant.  He understood the importance of living a balanced life which involved time with his family, time with his friends, time working as a volunteer and time doing the things that he loved in life with enthusiasm.
The family of the late Dennis Stefanson have established The Dennis N. Stefanson Memorial Scholarship in memory of Dennis.  The amount of the Scholarship is $500.00.  The Scholarship will be awarded in consultation with the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba at the Islendingadagurinn on the August long weekend of each year. The general criteria for the Dennis N. Stefanson Memorial Scholarship include at this time:

1.     Responsible community citizenship

2.     Volunteer spirit

3.     Promotion of Icelandic culture

4.     Educational opportunity and /or achievement

The Stefanson family has had a rich tradition of involvement, enjoyment and commitment to the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba. This scholarship will enhance and continue the close connection between the Stefanson family and the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba while honoring the dedication Dennis had to the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba.  Submit this information on or before July 15 (to be announced on the August Long Weekend.)

Please send your application to:
The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba
Attn: Dennis N. Stefanson Scholarship
107 94 First Avenue
Gimli, MB R0C 1B1

Icelandic Festival of Manitoba Writing Contest
- short story and open poetry The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba invites you to submit poetry (three entries per person limit) and/or a short story (one entry per person). Prize money will be awarded and successful entries will be publlshed in the festival booklet. Categories are as follows:


Junior (12 and under

1st prize


Intermediate (13-18)

1st prize



1st prize


2nd prize


Short Story


1st prize


Submissions which contain material reflecting Icelandic culture will be given preference. Entries will not be returned. Send your material before May 1st to: FESTIVAL WRITING CONTEST
c/o Helga Malis
Box 2153
Gimli, MB R0C 1B0

Fine Arts Show
- held during the Icelandic Festival, at the Gimli Early Middle Years School, 3rd Avenue, Gimli - includes paintings, sketches, pottery, glass work, carvings and photographic prints.
Two awards:
Purchase Award sponsored by Investors Group Soren Tergeson Memorial Award for Creativity and Innovation - annual award of $100 established by the Tergeson family - to be given to an artist in the Art Show that has exhibited promising talent. The main emphasis is on creativity and experimental.


Scholarships in Icelandic as a second language at the
University of Iceland in Reykjavik, Iceland will be awarded by
for the academic year  2014 – 2015.

These scholarships are intended for students of modern Icelandic.  Students who have completed at least one or two academic years of university study and with some prior knowledge of Icelandic or other Nordic language will be given priority.  Preference will, as a rule, be given to a candidate under 35 years of age.

Criteria for selection is that students should currently be studying languages or literature.  And students doing Nordic studies at University of Manitoba and other
Canadian Universities will be allowed to apply even though they are not of
Icelandic decent.

The scholarship covers registration fees at the University of Iceland and a monthly stipend of ISK 130,000 (approximately $1,100 CDN) 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 one of the University dormitories.

* * For more details, print /review the application form and information pamphlet. * *

            Application Form
            Information Pamphlet 

CANADIAN APPLICANTS: Your application must be submitted on or before January 15th, 2014 to:

             Icelandic National League of North America   (INLNA)
             Attention:  Executive Secretary
             103 – 94   1st  Avenue
             Gimli, MB   R0C1B1
             Phone:  204-642-5897

All Canadian applications will be reviewed by the INLofNA Selection Committee and their selection(s) will be submitted to the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, by February 1, 2014 for final selection process. Successful applicants will be announced by March.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA APPLICANTS:   For additional details  please contact:

              U.S.I.A. Fulbright
              U.S. Student Programs
              Institute of International Education
              809 United Nations Plaza
              New York, NY   10017 – 3580
              Phone:  212-883-8200



For more details please contact  Karen Botting at


Bursaries for Post-Secondary Education:

This bursary is offered all throughout the year to ten eligible persons. Each bursary is in the amount of $2000.00 for attendance in a course of study in any recognized educational institute, anywhere in the world.
Please fill out the application and forward your 2 letters of reference and transcripts.
There is no deadline, so please submit your application as soon as you are accepted to a post secondary institute, as bursaries will be awarded to the first ten successful applicants.
Please contact Tanya for more information and to send in your applications. (780)995-3367 or Email Tanya   


Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships

The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars (not students) in the field of humanities from outside Iceland, to enable them to stay in Iceland for a period of at least three months, in order to improve their knowledge of the Icelandic language, culture and society.
            The amount of the Fellowships is based in principle on travel expenses to and from Iceland, plus living expenses while in the country. Should two equally-qualified candidates be under consideration, preference will, as a rule, be given to a candidate from Eastern or Southern Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America or Oceania.
            The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies advertises the Fellowships, handles applications, and assists Fellows during their stay in Iceland, at the conclusion of which Fellows are expected to submit a report to the Institute on how the grant was spent.

            The Snorri Sturluson Fellowships are awarded once a year. A special three-man committee, comprising representatives of the International Department of the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, the University of Iceland Literary Institute, and the Writers’ Association of Iceland, awards the fellowships.
            The deadline for applications for the Snorri Sturluson Fellowships in 2012 is 31 October 2011. There are no special application forms for the Fellowships. Applicants should submit a brief but thorough account of the purpose of their stay in Iceland, specifying period of stay, as well as details of education and publications. Applications should be sent to the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, Sigurður Nordal Office, P.O.Box 1220, 121 Reykjavík, by ordinary mail (no e-mail application).
 Further information available at:
 Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies

Guttormsson Family Foundation

Stefan (Steve) and Rosemary Guttormsson have set up the Guttormsson Family Foundation in support of scholarships for Americans who wish to participate in the Snorri program.

We are again offering a $2,000 scholarship for the Snorri Program to two Icelandic American participants for the 2013 years program. Please contact Dr. Steve Guttormsson for details at Must be a US citizen to apply.





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