Canada Iceland Foundation has been in existence for over 50 years. It is a registered charity and over the years has received gifts from individuals and estates.
The Foundation grants several scholarships every year. Most of the scholarships are awarded on the basis of application from the individual and those scholarships are advertised on this website, in Lögberg-Heimskringla and elsewhere. As well as granting scholarships, the Foundation has in each year, made grants to the young people attending the Snorri Program in Iceland. The Foundation has over the years also made grants to various cultural activities.
In addition to the many scholarships available to students by application, there are three that are awarded to deserving individuals pursuing continuing education without application.
The Margrét Bjarnason Scholarship is awarded annually to a member of the graduating class in each of the three secondary schools within the Evergreen School Division; Arborg, Gimli and Riverton, Manitoba. The recipients of the $1000 scholarship are chosen by each of the high schools and are awarded at graduation in June.
These scholarships will be awarded annually as funds permit. Applicants are required to fill out a general application. An application will be considered a request for consideration for any scholarship offered by Canada Iceland Foundation.
Application for scholarships administered by the Canada Iceland Foundation Inc. need to be submitted by 30th September of each academic year. Applicants should submit a general request, allowing the committee to consider each submission for any Foundation scholarship which is applicable. Priority may be given to first time applicants.
Send applications to:
Included with your application must be:
o Photocopies of statements of final year of high school marks or marks of any university courses completed.
o Two references from persons other than family members, (one of whom must be from someone with a teaching background). References may be mailed separately.
o In addition to the specific application details requested, a personal letter telling something of your extra-curricular activities, particular interests or skills, work experience you have had, and any other information you deem pertinent (for example, extenuating circumstances such as financial need or disabilities).
Please sign a consent statement at the end of the application giving the Foundation the permission to publish your name in its media releases should you be the recipient of a Foundation scholarship.
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$1000 Award: Canada Iceland Foundation Inc. Scholarship #1
This offering is available to applicants demonstrating financial need and is being generously funded from the following endowments
Benson Sisters Memorial Endowment
Emilia Pálmason Endowment
Arnold W. Holm Endowment
$1000 Award: Canada Iceland Foundation Inc. Scholarship #2
This offering is available to applicants demonstrating academic excellence, financial need and/or leadership qualities. This award is being generously funded from the following endowments.
Gunnar Simundsson Memorial Endowment
Thorvaldson Family Endowment
Einar Páll & Ingibjörg Jónsson Memorial Endowment
John Jónas Gillis Memorial Endowment
$1000 Award: Canada Iceland Foundation Inc. Scholarship #3
This offering is available to applicants enrolled in programs in the University of Manitoba’s Department of Icelandic Language and Literature. This award is being generously funded from the following endowments.
Guðrún Gislason Memorial Endowment
Kristín Stefanson Memorial Endowment
Heiðmar Björnson Memorial Endowment
$500 Award: Margaret Breckman Mack Scholarship Award
This scholarship is to be given to a needy student of good scholastic ability who is enrolled in the University of Manitoba bachelor of Science Nursing Degree Program.
$500 Award: Lorna and Terry Tergesen Scholarship
One scholarship of $500 to be awarded to a student entering the second or a later year of study of architecture, fine arts, design or graphic design, music, dance or voice.
$500 Award: Walter and Beulah Arason Scholarship
One scholarship of $500 to be awarded to a student of good academic standing entering the University of Alberta or continuing their education in Alberta.
Evergreen School Division Awards: Margrét Bjarnason Scholarships
Scholarships will be given for a student pursuing post secondary education, who graduates from each of the three high schools in Evergreen School Division in Manitoba and who demonstrate scholastic ability. Award winner is to be chosen by schools’ faculties.
$500 Award: Baldur Stefansson Scholarship
A scholarship of $500 in honour of Dr. Stefansson’s work in the development of Canola is to be awarded to a student studying Plant Science. Recipient will be chosen by faculty at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Agriculture.
$1000 Award: Judge Walter J. Lindal Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship of $1000 to be awarded in memory of Judge Walter J. Lindal, to a student registering as an undergraduate at The University of Winnipeg with a view to proceeding from there to the study of Law.