Scholarships are awarded up to the graduate level of studies. Bursaries are available to all students including for post-graduate studies.
- must be a Canadian citizen or have Permanent Resident status
- must be a resident of British Columbia for at least the last 12 months
- 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
- 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:
- Online Application – Provide contact information at the time of the deadline: address, phone, email
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Transcript of the latest available marks.
- Verification of enrollment from the institution attending.
Submit your online application by Monday, 25 September 2023, at 5:00 pm PDT with requested attachments (PDF format only).