Three Bjarnason Travel Scholarships are awarded each year for spring and summer travel to Scandinavia to further language proficiency and participate in study abroad programs or internship programs. The award of $1500 is to cover the cost of airfare and/or program tuition. (Note: the scholarship is not for covering food, lodging or other incidental expenses.) Proof of enrollment and travel arrangements is required. 

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Declare a Scandinavian Studies minor and have completed at least one year of intermediate Scandinavian language classes at BYU (200–level)
  • Have received at least a B+ in each of the intermediate classes
  • Commit to enrolling in an appropriate advanced language class in the following fall (Danish/Norwegian/Finnish/Swedish 321) or winter semester (Icelandic 429)
  • Enroll in an approved language course in Scandinavia lasting at least three weeks 

The application deadline for Bjarnason Travel Scholarships is April 15.

Bjarnason Scholarship

  • Please list the BYU Scandinavian language courses you have taken as well as any courses you have taken for the Scandinavian Studies minor.
  • Type a short biographical sketch that describes your interest in Scandinavian Studies, how it has influenced the work you’ve already done as a student, areas you plan to explore in the future and how you see your interest in Scandinavian Studies fitting into your overall academic plans.