top of page

Icelandic Roots Scholarships

Snorri Scholarships

The biggest recipient of Icelandic Roots funding is the Snorri Program. In addition to awarding individual scholarships to Snorri Program participants, Icelandic Roots also gives an annual grant to the Snorri Foundation to help with general operations and programming. We also give free access to the database to participants in all four programs and the summer interns. To learn more about the Snorri Programs, visit their website

Each year Icelandic Roots offers scholarships for participants in the Snorri Program, a five-week summer cultural program for young adults (20-30 years of age) who are interested in learning more about their Icelandic heritage and ancestry. Participants who are unable to obtain funding from other sources will be given priority. For more information on how to apply for the Snorri Program, visit their website here.

Once you have been accepted, fill out an Icelandic Roots scholarship application form.
Applications are due by April 1st of each year.

Snorri Deaf

Icelandic Roots is also a primary sponsor of the Snorri Deaf program, an experience similar to the other Snorri Programs, but organized specifically for our cousins who are hearing impaired.


Your help is needed to identify and locate deaf people of Icelandic families or those fluent in sign language.  Statistics tell us there are about 200 deaf people of Icelandic origin in North America. We really believe this program will be of great value and benefit to the deaf people of Iceland and in North America.  

Icelandic Language Scholarships

Icelandic Roots awards one scholarship yearly to a student enrolled in a program to study Icelandic as a Second Language. Scholarships are also available for short-term studies in the Icelandic Language. 

In past years we have provided scholarships for study at the following institutions/courses​ (You are not limited to these):

Fill out an application form here, and submit by April 1 of each year.

How can you help Icelandic Roots preserve your Icelandic story and educate others?

  1. Free service:  Fill out a “Cousins Across the Ocean” form (if you have not completed one previously). This is for anyone, anywhere who is of Icelandic descent or children who are of Icelandic descent.  If you or your family emigrated, go back to the emigrating ancestors or include information on your own emigration.

  2. Send information, photos, stories, and more about yourself, your family, and places with Icelandic connections to IR Support.

  3. Join as a supporting member. Give a gift membership. Tell others about Icelandic Roots. Volunteer in one of the many IR Teams.

  4. Make a donation. When filling out the donation form, specify which grant or scholarship you would like to support and 100% of your donation will go toward that program, project, or event.

  5. Attend Samtal Hour, Member Outreach Programs and Events, and our Public Webinars.

  6. Follow our many Social Media Channels - Links are on the bottom of the page.

Icelandic Camp Scholarship

Scholarships are available for qualifying young people to attend the Icelandic Camp in Gimli, Manitoba.

For over 30 years Icelandic Camp has been bringing youth of Icelandic descent together to celebrate their shared heritage. Over eight days the campers are immersed in all things Icelandic. From language lessons to viking crafts to writing their own saga the campers start to develop a love of their Icelandic ancestry.


Located just two miles north of Gimli, Manitoba, Canada along the banks of the beautiful Lake Winnipeg, Icelandic Camp provides a safe place for campers to make new friends, visit with old ones and create memories that will last a life time.  Icelandic Camp 

Fill out an application form here, and submit by April 1 of each year. 

To extend our Icelandic Heritage visit our Grant Opportunities!

bottom of page