Numerous scholarships from a growing list of Icelandic organizations are now being made available. 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.

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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.

Canada Iceland Foundation Incorporated (CIFI) Scholarships
 are 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. The deadline for application has been extended to 28th of October of this year. Applicants are required to fill out a general application, allowing the scholarship committee to consider you for any scholarship which is applicable. See the application form on the CIFI website.

An application will be considered a request for consideration for any scholarship offered by the CIFI. 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 alumni of the Gimli High School for a program in which the student pursues his/her Icelandic heritage. The student must be registered in any course offered in the Icelandic Studies or  in the Icelandic Field School offered through the University of Manitoba or else be an accepted participant in the Snorri Program. Final selection will be determined on grade point average attained and on community involvement, especially within the Icelandic-North American cultural community.
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


See the 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

Icelandic Club of Greater Seattle

Scholarship open to High School Seniors with Icelandic Heritage.  Membership in Icelandic Club required.

Club Homepage

2015 Application form


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.

ICELAND:Ministry of Education SCHOLARSHIP


Scholarships in Icelandic as a second language at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, Iceland will be awarded by the ICELANDIC MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND CULTURE for the academic year September 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019.

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 according to 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, Gamli Garður.

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

                        Application Form  

                        Information Pamphlet   


Your application must be submitted on or before November 16, 2017 to:     

           Icelandic National League of North America   (INLNA)

             103 – 94   1st Avenue

             Gimli, MB   R0C1B1    (Phone:  204-642-5897     Email:

All Canadian applications will be reviewed by the INLNA Selection Committee and their selection(s) will be submitted to the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, by their December 1st deadline for the final selection process.  Successful applicants will be announced in January, 2018.

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    Website:


Bursaries for Post-Secondary Education:

We have 10 bursaries per year to award and each of these bursaries are worth $2000 each. The deadline for applications is January 13, 2017. If you, or someone you know, is attending post secondary either in Canada or internationally, please have them contact Tanya (


Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships 

The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies invites applications for the Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships for 2017. The Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars (not to university 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 Magnússonar Institute for Icelandic Studies 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.

         There is no special application form 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.

         Further information at:

         Applications should be sent by ordinary mail (no e-mail application) no later than 31 October 2016 to:

         The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies

The Sigurður  Nordal Office

         P.O.Box 1220

         121 Reykjavík


 Snorri (enska) Word Doc

Icelandic Roots Scholarships

Snorri Program Scholarship from Icelandic Roots

The nonprofit organization, Icelandic Roots, offers scholarships for the Snorri Program. Apply to the Snorri Program at

. Once you have been accepted, submit your information on the application form here:

Icelandic Language Camp Scholarship from Icelandic Roots

for children between ages 8-13 for the Icelandic Language and Heritage Camp in Gimli, Manitoba. More information and application form at

or contact Sunna. More information on the Icelandic Roots site.

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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