The following scholarships are offered by the Icelandic Canadian Club of British Columbia


The Icelandic Canadian Club of British Columbia has established a fund to provide financial assistance to students of Icelandic descent, who are residents of B.C., and who are beginning or continuing a program of post secondary education. 

The Scholarship committee is accepting scholarship applications for 2016. Applications close August 15, 2016. General scholarships and specific Scholarships are awarded. 

Click here for ICCBC scholarship fund regulations and application form

  Send your application to: 

The Icelandic Canadian Club of BC Scholarship Committee, Scandinavian Community Centre,

6540 Thomas Street, Burnaby, BC   V5B 4P9.


The following is a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and Education, Iceland


The Icelandic Ministry of Culture and Education offers two scholarships to students of Icelandic descent to study Icelandic language and literature in the Icelandic for Foreign Students Program at the University of Iceland.  The announcement of the scholarship occurs each spring with applications accepted shortly thereafter.  For information or an application, contact the Icelandic National League, 103, 94 - 1st Avenue, Gimli, MB, ROC IB1, Phone: (204) 642-5897, Fax: (204) 642-9382, email inl@mts.net, website www.inlofna.org.


Other Awards and Scholarship


UBC - Norma Esther Sigurdson Bursary -
Bursaries totalling $2,600 have been endowed in memory of Norma Esther Sigurdson (nee Benson), a Canadian of Icelandic descent who maintained a life-long interest in matters Icelandic, by her husband Harold Sigurdson. The bursaries are offered to students in any year or faculty who are making satisfactory progress in their studies.


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.

Icelandic Festival of Manitoba Writing Contest - Short story and open poetry.

Icelandic Festival Fine Arts Show – This event is held 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 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 work.

The Department of Private Funding,

179 Continuing Education Complex, University of Manitoba, 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 Iceland in 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 Grettir Eggertson 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.


Other scholarships noted on the Icelandic National League website: www.inlofna.org - check the list.

Included in this section are 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, and

Students are invited to apply for scholarships which are offered, or administered, by the Canada Iceland Foundation. Priority may be given to first time applicants. Information and applications are available electronically by request at CanadaIceland@netscape.net(for application requests only), or in hard copy from Lögberg-Heimskringla. The completed applications are forwarded to: Canada Iceland Foundation Inc., Box 27012, C-360 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4T3. 

All applications must be received by Monday, 19 September, 2016.

The ICCBC offers a minimum of two scholarships per year to BC residents who are students either entering, continuing their studies at or doing graduate work at accredited post-secondary institutions.

Please find the regulations and application here.


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