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