Leif Hansen, NWDA Scholarship Recipient

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

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

2020-2021 Scholarships

The 2020-2021 scholarship application period has ended. The scholarship deadline is May 1st each year.

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.

2019-2020 Scholarship Recipients


Mia Greenshields
Vejle Idrætshøjskole

Kaitlyn Kiteley
Western Washington University

Taylor Tran
University of Washington
Business Administration and Scandinavian Area Studies

Read about our scholarship recipients on page 3 in the
fall issue of The Little Mermaid.