Scholarship Programs

Each year the Association awards scholarships to young men and women who reside in either Washington or Oregon for their education studying Danish language and literature, arts and crafts, history, political science and other degrees. For almost 20 years, our scholarship awards have helped make educational dreams a reality.

Leif Hansen, NWDA Scholarship Recipient

Through its scholarship program, the Northwest Danish Association seeks to:

  • Continue the traditions of education and career opportunity that are found in both the United States and Denmark
  • Encourage students in the states of Washington and Oregon to pursue their highest individual levels of achievement
  • Support the potential need in today’s environment to prepare for a variety of careers in a lifetime
  • Acknowledge the value of a broad range of educational purposes from mastering basics needed for pursuing specialized knowledge and skills
  • Recognize the worth of careers that enrich individual and community life and/or entertain
  • Provide financial assistance for a variety of expenses related to a program of study

Preference is given to students who have volunteered and shown exceptional involvement in Northwest Danish Association activities.

2021-2022 Scholarships

The scholarship application period is now closed. The scholarship deadline was on May 1st.

Accompanying reference letters do not have to be postmarked by the deadline date and can be sent directly to the NWDA office by the author. Please be sure the reference letters are sent to the Scholarship Committee ATTN: Edith Christensen and indicate which applicant they are written for. Please attempt to have all reference letters submitted by the end of May, if possible, so the committee has all materials available to review.


Note: Only members of Northwest Danish Association are eligible for these scholarship programs. For more about our scholarship programs, please see our Scholarship Brochure for Oregon and Washington.


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