Scholarships

Academic Scholarships for Post-Secondary Education

Thank you for your interest in our scholarship program.
The application deadline for 2016 scholarships was February 1, 2016.
 

Please check back later in the year regarding the next scholarship application period.

FINLANDIA FOUNDATION NATIONAL ESTABLISHED ITS FIRST SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM IN THE 1950S, WITH AWARDS TO STUDENTS ATTENDING MUSIC INSTITUTIONS INCLUDING THE SIBELIUS ACADEMY AND JUILLIARD SCHOOL.
The scholarship tradition continues. Full-time undergraduate and graduate students of all academic disciplines who are currently enrolled in accredited post-secondary schools in the United States and Finland are eligible for FFN scholarships. In addition, the FFN administers the P.J.C. Lindfors Legal Scholarship.

Click here for law scholarship information.

The two-page application must be submitted with required support documents and postmarked or e-mailed by February 1. Applications are evaluated in the spring and awarded for the following fall or spring term.
Letters notifying applicants of their status are mailed in mid-April.
Monies will be forwarded after proof of enrollment for the following fall or spring term has been received by FFN.

Criteria Scholarship candidates must be enrolled in an accredited college or university as freshmen or have completed freshman year, and show evidence of continuing to the sophomore level or higher prior to receiving the award. Applicants must have maintained a 3.0 GPA. The FFN Scholarship Committee considers the following:

  • U.S. or Finnish citizenship is required
  • applicants of Finnish-American heritage are given primary consideration
  • course of study
  • students studying subjects related to Finnish culture receive special consideration

Relatives of members of the FFN board of directors are not eligible for scholarship funds. The number of scholarships awarded is determined by the available funds in any given year. Individual scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,000 per student; a total of $30,000 is awarded to students each year. 

You may read about recent scholarship recipients in the FFN Spring Newsletters; click here for those PDFs.

NOTE: This application is provided for your information only; please check back later in the year regarding the next scholarship application period.

Application Process Click here to complete and submit the application. Microsoft Word - FFN Scholarship application 2016 .docxRequired documents include all college/university transcripts and two letters of recommendation on letterhead; one letter must be from a college/university professor. These documents must be postmarked or e-mailed by February 1. NOTE:

  • It is not necessary to use overnight delivery service.
  • Delivery confirmation (tracking) and signature confirmation are highly recommended.
  • Please e-mail the office to confirm that the materials were mailed by the deadline (office @ finlandiafoundation.org).

Good luck! Students can additionally search Cappex Scholarships for other scholarships.