The scholarship tradition continues. Full-time undergraduate and graduate students of all academic disciplines who are currently enrolled in accredited post-secondary schools in the United States and Finland are eligible for FFN scholarships.
The two-page application must be submitted with required support documents and postmarked by February 1.
Scholarship candidates must be enrolled in an accredited college or university as freshmen or have completed freshman year, and show evidence of continuing to the sophomore level or higher prior to receiving the award. Applicants must have maintained a 3.0 GPA. The FFN Scholarship Committee considers the following:
A) U.S. or Finnish citizenship is required
B) Applicants of Finnish-American heritage are given primary consideration
C) Course of study
D) Students studying subjects related to Finnish culture receive special consideration
Relatives of members of the FFN board of directors are not eligible for scholarship funds. The number of scholarships awarded is determined by the available funds in any given year. Individual scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,000 per student; a total of $35,000 is awarded to students each year.