"The scholarship I received from SSOC helped me pay for the opportunity to travel to Denmark to attend Højskolen på Kalø, a Danish folk highschool - or "højskole" it's called in Denmark - to learn Danish. I lived on the school for almost a year with other students from all over the world, and nearly all of us were there to learn the Danish language and culture. It was an amazing experience; I made a lot of friends and really learned about what Danish culture is like, in addition to learning and becoming fluent in the Danish language. The classes I took focused on language, environment, the outdoors, and culture - it really prepared us for living in Denmark. I loved the entire experience, and it was a large factor into my decision to officially move to Denmark."
-Christina, 2016 scholarship recipient

Scandinavian Society of Cincinnati Foundation


The Scandinavian Society of Cincinnati Foundation Scholarship/Grant Up to $1000

The purpose of The Scandinavian Society of Cincinnati Foundation is to foster the development of ideas, knowledge, culture and understanding between the peoples of the United States of America and the peoples of the Scandinavian countries. The term Scandinavian is meant to be Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

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  1. Scholarships to study Scandinavian languages and/or culture in one or more Scandinavian countries. The goal is that such studies should help the student achieve a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Scandinavian contributions to world culture.
  2. Scholarships to students from Scandinavia for studies in the US to help improve mutual understanding and goodwill between the US and the Scandinavian countries.
  3. Visits, events or performances that may help preserve the Scandinavian heritage of the people of Scandinavian origin or descent in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Grants are limited to persons/students from the Greater Cincinnati area, students from Scandinavia studying in the Greater Cincinnati area and persons or groups putting on Scandinavian cultural events in this area.