2023 Finnish American Heritage Society Scholarship

The Finnish American Heritage Society Scholarship Fund was started in November, 2000.  Since then, we have awarded forty scholarships to students who are motivated to support the mission (purpose) of FAHS.  The primary purpose of the Scholarship is to perpetuate Finnish-American heritage through support of relevant educational initiatives.  These can be related to, but not limited to music, the arts, health, education, the environment, and architecture or engineering.   

The Scholarship Committee does not discriminate based on age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, belief, or any other conditions.  Scholarships will continue to be awarded annually.  We greatly appreciate ongoing donations to this important fund, to ensure it will continue “in perpetuity.” Our current endowment balance is over $20,000.  The committee invites candidates to apply, with the deadline of June 30, 2023. The awards are presented in the fall.  Members and their families are eligible.

Anyone who has been awarded a scholarship is asked to wait at least a year before re-applying, to give others a turn.  We have three awards:  The General Scholarship, the Korsu Athletic Scholarship, and the Karla Tate Creative Scholarship. The procedure for application is on this form.

From the Finnish American Heritage Society By-Laws as found on our website

Article II
The Finnish American Heritage Society, Inc. is a non-profit, non-partisan heritage organization founded in 1987. The purpose of the Society is to encourage members and others in the community in learning, collecting, preserving, and enjoying the Finnish-American traditions, customs, history, and cultural heritage. The society desires to promote better awareness and appreciation of Finnish contributions to American life, past and present, as well as Finnish contributions to the world.

Please mail completed application materials to:
                    Finnish American Heritage Society Scholarship
                    P.O. Box 252
                    Canterbury, CT 06331


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