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Icelandic Roots Scholarships

Snorri Scholarships

Icelandic Roots has two different scholarships for Snorri participants who are interested in learning more about their Icelandic heritage, genealogy, and much more.

We encourage everyone to fill in a Cousins Across the Ocean form so we can make sure you are in the Icelandic Roots Database - whether you apply for a scholarship or not.

The first scholarship is to receive FREE access to the Icelandic Roots Database and Community offerings. This is for all Snorri Programs:  Snorri, Snorri Plus, Snorri West, and Snorri Interns. To join as an IR member, is only $45 for 3 months or $150 for 1 year. We give scholarships for 3 months to those who apply and are accepted into one of the Snorri Programs.

The second scholarship is for a financial grant to attend the Snorri Program for North Americans traveling to Iceland ages 20-30. This is a need based scholarship - so let us know in your application what you need to attend the program.

To apply for an Icelandic Roots Scholarship, please complete the following items:

  1. Become an "All-Access" Member of Icelandic Roots ($45 or $150).

  2. Fill out an Icelandic Roots Scholarship Application - Due by March 15th

  3. When you receive your Snorri acceptance letter, please let us know. You will be contacted in April regarding the scholarship.

To learn more about the Snorri Programs, visit their website

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):

To apply for an Icelandic Roots Scholarship, please:

1. Become an "All-Access" Member of Icelandic Roots.

2. If you are NOT Icelandic, you can still apply - become a "Samkoma" member.

3. 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!

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