Scholarship Program


The Fin­land House Soci­ety Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram pro­vides annual scholarship(s) for post sec­ondary edu­ca­tion for full­-time stu­dents of Finnish descent and who are res­i­dents of BC. For information on selection criteria and applications click here.


The Fin­land House Soci­ety Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram was established in 2012 under an endow­ment fund to pro­vide annual schol­ar­ships for post sec­ondary edu­ca­tion for full­time stu­dents of Finnish descent and who are res­i­dents of B.C. The appli­cant must be accepted for admission in an accred­ited post­-secondary edu­ca­tional insti­tu­tion pro­vid­ing a degree or diploma or cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for its pro­gram of stud­ies. The schol­ar­ship program will be adver­tised in the Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Centre/FHS web­site and in the West Coast News dur­ing the sum­mer and fall of each year. The awards will be pre­sented at the annual Finnish Inde­pen­dence Celebrations each December.

An endow­ment fund is like plant­ing a tree. Endow­ments pro­vide a per­ma­nent and ever increas­ing source of income for schol­ar­ships. The cap­i­tal is held in per­pe­tu­ity and invested while a por­tion of the inter­est earned is dis­bursed. The remain­ing inter­est is re­capitalized into the endow­ment to pre­serve the value of the fund over time. As the tree grows, so does its yield of stu­dent awards. We are ask­ing you to please con­sider donat­ing to the fund directly or in mem­ory of a loved one. Please be gen­er­ous and leave a last­ing legacy for future generations!

Tax receipts will be issued for dona­tions of $25 or more. Please make your cheques payable to Fin­land House Soci­ety Schol­ar­ship Fund.

Veikko Niemela, Pres­i­dent, FHS

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion please con­tact:
Mrs. Lorene Mara
Chair, FHS Schol­ar­ship Com­mit­tee
2021 Pal­liser Avenue
Coquit­lam, B.C. V3K 1W8

Tele­phone: 604–939­5235