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Scholarships are awarded up to the graduate level of studies. Bursaries are available to all students including for post-graduate studies.

The student:

  1. must be a Canadian citizen or have Permanent Resident status
  2. must be a resident of British Columbia for at least the last 12 months
  3. must provide proof of their Finnish descent (e.g. names of family member(s), from where in Finland, and describe their connection to Finland and current exposure to Finnish culture), and
  4. must be enrolled in post-secondary studies at an accredited Canadian educational institution.

Students may apply and be awarded a scholarship or a bursary every two years (not consecutively) up to a maximum of three times.

2023 Application Package

The Application Package must include your completed online application and required documents as PDF attachments for either a Scholarship or a Bursary:

  1. Online Application – Provide contact information at the time of the deadline: address, phone, email
  2. Cover Letter – In a properly formatted letter, elaborate about your connection to Finnish heritage, your family history, or any connections and contributions to the Finnish community. Give reason(s) why you have chosen a particular path of study or training.
  3. Resumé – List your education thus far and any awards that you have received. Include general information about your work experience, hobbies, interests, and community/volunteer work experiences including leadership roles in sports or extracurricular societies/clubs.
  4. Statement of Financial Need – Bursary applicants must demonstrate financial need and provide a budget for the coming year, outlining existing resources, including scholarships and other bursaries, and forecasted expenses. 
    → Template available here.
  5. Transcript of the latest available marks.
  6. Verification of enrollment from the institution attending.

Application Deadline
Submit your online application by Monday, 25 September 2023, at 5:00 pm PDT with requested attachments (PDF format only).

Finnish Events

Facility Rentals

We Have the Space For You!

Looking for a space for your Wedding, Office Party, Workshop or Special Event? Check out our Hall and Fireside Lounge both supported by an industrial kitchen! MORE INFO


Scandinavian Community Centre2 weeks ago
This Friday night! Lip Sync Contest
Doors open at 6:30pm, Singing at 7:00pm
Don't be shy! If you can sing, get up on stage!
Scandinavian Community Centre3 weeks ago
Laskiainen 2024! Pea Soup & Sauna

Pea soup will be available for take-away (1 L for $10) or eat in (with pancakes and/or Laskiaispulla $15) Order your soup now! https://forms.gle/N66YmtyZLF82pKVT7

Doors for dine-in will open at 5:30, soup served at 6:00 pm

You can book your space in the sauna here: https://www.thefinnishsauna.ca/.../sauna-at-laskiainen...
The centre will be open for sauna-goes to socialize, get changed, and hang out from 2:30 pm until the last guest is finished. The bar will be open from 5:30 onwards.
Scandinavian Community Centre2 months ago
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centrescandinavian7 months ago
centrescandinavian8 months ago
Wife Carrying Contest
centrescandinavian8 months ago
A huge big thank you to all our volunteers! We couldn't have done it without you! See you all next year, June 22 and 23, 2024!


Finnish Canadian Rest Home Association

The Finnish Canadian Rest Home Association is currently accepting applications for its seniors’ rental housing units in Vancouver. Please direct all inquiries to :
Finnish Home
2288 Harrison Drive
Vancouver, B.C. V5P 2P6