Welcome to the Scandinavian Community Centre

Welcome to the Scandinavian Community Centre

Welcome to the Scandinavian Community Centre






To qualify for any of the thirteen scholarships:  ten $1,500 scholarships from the DHS, two $2,400 scholarships from the estate of Ruth and Johannes Pedersen ($2400 paid to each of the two top qualifying students) and one $2,000 from the Danish Sisterhood of America, Lodge 179, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. a) Be of Danish heritage and/or family member of a past or present member (name please for verification) of the Danish House Society. If you are not of Danish heritage you may still qualify if you are a member or connected through family to a member of the Danish House Society. Please note: The membership in the Danish House Society must have taken effect at least one year prior to your scholarship application.
  2. b) Be a resident of British Columbia working towards a degree or diploma in an accredited post-secondary institution*. Evidence of registration in such an institution is required along with an official transcript of latest marks and studies. (*Post-secondary institution does not have to be in BC, so current residence could be for that institution. Do include your BC residence address!)
  3. c) Be of good character and provide 3 current written references: at least one from a high school or college administrator, and the remainder from current reference(s) including an employer, if applicable. References are to be current, dated and signed.

Application should be made by a hand-written letter (NO computer handwriting fonts) giving your reasons for requesting the scholarship and describing your personal interests, hobbies, goals, dreams, financial need, and volunteer experience.  Participation as a volunteer in Danish House Society activities should be noted.  All of the Scholarships are to be awarded at the September Kro Aften at the Scandinavian Community Centre.

To be considered for a DHS scholarship, Estate of Ruth and Johannes Pedersen Scholarships or The Danish Sisterhood of America, Lodge 179, your application and relevant information e.g. letter of application, transcript(s), and references (include your phone number, postal and e-mail addresses) must be mailed or submitted for receipt by June 30th, 2023 to:

Danish House Society,
DHS – Scholarship
6540 Thomas Street Burnaby, BC
V5B 4P9

Please note that each applicant is limited to receiving a total of no more than three DHS scholarships.  For further information please contact any of the DHS scholarship committee members:

Dexada Jorgensen, Margit Hansson, Don MacKenzie and Ulla Larsen




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Scandinavian Community Centre
Scandinavian Community Centre2 months ago
Scandinavian Craft Fair tomorrow Sunday November 27 11am to 4pm at the Scandinavian Centre.