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.

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

NWDA scholarship recipient, Henry Milander, sharing his experiences studying abroad with the help of a scholarship from NWDA.

The Northwest Danish Association will award the following scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year:


Kaj C. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 2019-2020 (for vocational training)

The 2019-2020 application period opens February 2019. The application deadline is May 1st 2019.
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.


2018-2019 Recipients

Congratulations 2018-19 Scholarship Recipients!

Brian Thomas Bojanowski
Washington State University
Major: Management Information Systems (MIS)

Gabriela Capestany
University of Washington
Majors: Danish, Cinema & Media, Communication

Kaitlyn Kiteley
Western Washington University
Major: Education

Alden Rose
University of Washington
Major: Biology, Danish