Need-based scholarships are available for Finnish summer youth immersion sessions through the Passport Fund. Scholarships are based on a family’s adjusted gross income, number of dependents, and the length of the session.
Additionally, the Minnesota Office of Higher Education offers a $1,000 stipend for Minnesota students who qualify for free or reduced lunch at school. Additional information is available here.
Language Specific Scholarship Opportunities:
What do Angry Birds, Nokia phones, Santa Claus and saunas have in common? They all originate from the great country of Finland! As Finnish companies become more global and the education system creates conversation, the reasons to learn Finnish continue to grow.
Jen Jenna Pulju Porter is a professional Finnish to English literary translator who specializes in children’s and young adult fiction. Jenna believes there is great literature in Finland and is happy to play a part in bringing it to English-speaking audiences. Jenna holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Washington and is studying Finnish, Estonian, and Literary Translation at the master’s level at Indiana University-Bloomington. She currently resides in Colorado with her husband and children and enjoys spending her free time skiing, cooking, and reading books that she is not translating.
“My vision for Salolampi is to provide the most sought-after Finnish experience in North America where every villager develops a lifelong passion for Finland and our global world. We seek to be a global leader in facilitating connections to Finland and in cultivating Finnish language and cultural competency in every villager.”
Want to get a head-start on learning Finnish or need a refresher? Check out this resource to improve your language skills!