DHS Scholarship Funds

DANISH HOUSE SOCIETY &

THE DANISH-CANADIAN COMMUNITY CENTRE OF BC

AND

THE ESTATE OF RUTH & JOHANNES PEDERSEN SCHOLARSHIPS

ATTENTION! STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS

Ten $1,200 Scholarships will be awarded by the Danish House Society and the Danish-Canadian Community Centre of BC  as well as two $2,400 scholarships that have been designated in appreciation of the funds willed to the Danish House Society by the Estate of Ruth and Johannes Pedersen. A total of twelve scholarships will be awarded to the top 12 students. To apply and subsequently qualify you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be of Danish heritage and a member or connected through family to member (name please for verification) of the Danish House Society or the Danish Canadian Community Centre of BC. If you are not of Danish heritage you may still qualify if you are a member of the Danish House Society or the Danish Canadian Community Centre of B.C.
  2. Be a resident of British Columbia working towards a degree or diploma in an accredited post-secondary institution such as a college of university or at an institution certified by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to get or  improve skills in an occupation . Evidence of registration in such institution is required along with a transcript of latest marks and studies.
  3. Be of good character and provide written references from a high school or college administrator and at least two current references including an employer, if applicable.

Application should be made by a hand-written letter 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 the scholarships will be awarded in September 2017.

To be considered for a 2017 DHS/DCCC Scholarship, and Estate of Ruth and Johannes Pedersen Scholarship, your application and relevant information (including your phone number, postal and e-mail addresses) must be submitted by June 30th, 2017 to:

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

Please note that each applicant is limited to receiving no more than three DHS/DCCC scholarships or Estate of Ruth and Johannes Pedersen Scholarships.

For further information please contact any of the DHS/DCCC scholarship committee members:

 

Dave Buchmann(604) 760-7705
Ella Wolder(604) 530-5083
Margit Hansson(604) 574-8833
Annette Lauridsen(604) 533-5719