The Danish Sisterhood of America
Scholarships and Educational Grants

The Danish Sisterhood of America is very proud of its Scholarship and Grant Program. We have four different scholarships, one of which presently offers eight awards per year, and one grant program offering ten awards annually – five are given in February (the “January Round”) and five in September (the “August Round”). These scholarships and grants are available to members of the Danish Sisterhood and their children, regardless of age.

Our Scholarship and Grant Program is made possible through generous endowments and memorial funds and are being supplemented by donations from individual members, lodges, and districts of the Danish Sisterhood. No membership dues are used to support these scholarships and grants.

At the time when the scholarship and grant funds were established, the donors – all with strong ties to the Danish Sisterhood – made stipulations regarding eligibility, to which we are legally bound to adhere.

The longevity of the scholarship and grant programs is dependent upon investment returns as well as donations. Such donations are crucial to the program’s continuance – and are very much appreciated.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Click here to download the Scholarships application and packet of information

APPLY FOR ONE ONLY!

One available at $500.

The applicant must:

  • Be selected as a concurrent Betty Hansen National Scholarship winner.
  • Be a Danish Sisterhood member in good standing for a minimum of one year prior to the scholarship deadline.
  • Have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Note: This scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of the National Board, upon recommendation by the Scholarship Chairman.

Up to six available at $2500 each.

The applicant must:

  • Have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be a full time student enrolled in or entering an accredited four-year college or university as a graduate or undergraduate student
  • Note: This scholarship may be used for study in Denmark upon written request, with the approval of the Scholarship Chairman.

One available at $1000.

Applicant must:

  • Have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be a high school graduate enrolled in a technical (vocational) educational program leading to a certificate, diploma, an associate degree, or higher.

One available at $1000.

Applicant must:

  • Have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be a high school graduate enrolled in a technical (vocational) educational program leading to an associate degree or higher.

One available at $850.

Applicant must:

  • Have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be a post high school student or graduate student seeking a degree in nursing or other medical profession.
  • Note: A person can only receive this award once.

Timeline

All scholarship applications are due March 1, and are awarded for study commencing in the fall of the year of application.

New: A person can receive a maximum of 2 (two) National Scholarships (except the Elizabeth Garde National Scholarship which can be received only once).

First time applicants will be given priority consideration over previous scholarship winners.

EDUCATIONAL GRANTS

Click here to download the Educational Grant application and packet of information

Applicant must be enrolled less than full time:

  • At an educational, accredited, or approved school.
  • In a course, workshop, or seminar.
  • In a seminar or language class relating to our Danish culture/heritage.

Grade point average is not required

Note: Only one award is available per family within a household per year.

Up to ten (10) grants may be awarded each year. Grants are awarded for courses just completed (or near completion) immediately preceding the application due date.

Five (5) grants are available for courses taken between February and August (the “August Round”) – application due date: August 31 of the year the course was taken and awards will be mailed in September.

The remaining five (5) grants are for courses taken between September and January (the “January Round”) – application due date: January 31 of the following year, with awards mailed out in February.

*First time applicants will be given priority consideration over previous grant winners.*

DEADLINES

Scholarships

  • All National Scholarships: March 1st
  • Verification of Matriculation (first semester): October 31st
  • Verification of Matriculation (second semester): December 15th

Educational Grants

  • Betty Hansen Continuing Education Grants (January Round): January 31st
  • Betty Hansen Continuing Education Grants (August Round): August 31st

Deadlines indicate the date by which the application must be post-marked.

For further information, or questions regarding the
Danish Sisterhood Scholarship and Grant Program,
please do not hesitate to contact:
Christina Sallee, DSS Scholarship Chair
16116 SW Deline Ct.
Beaverton, OR 97007
(503) 848-0837
trustee2@danishsisterhood.com