Purpose: The Legacy Grants will provide a limited
number of $5000 scholarships for American students to attend folk high schools
in the Scandinavian countries. This is a pilot project and preference will be
given to family members of alumni of the Scandinavian Seminar.
Background: When the Scandinavian Seminar was first
created, the Seminar sponsored a large number of students to participate in a
unique, full immersion year at folk high schools throughout Scandinavia.
Virtually all who participated had life enhancing experiences. There are over
2,000 Scandinavian Seminar alumni who participated in this unique educational
experience. Because of the great value and enjoyment of their year
in Scandinavia, many alumni have contributed generously to the Scandinavia
Seminar to support its various educational endeavors.
and Alumni Scholarship Support
The Board has decided to use its recent alumni contributions to
support new “legacy scholarships” for students who are courageous enough to
embark on a folk high school, full immersion adventure, whether for a semester,
a year, or to support an extended research project. In appreciation
for the many alumni contributions, these initial scholarships will be awarded
to young family members of alumni –children, grandchildren, nieces or
For the Adventurous Few
addition to being willing to immerse themselves in another culture, the
challenge for the applicants will be to make their own arrangements with a folk
school that fits their interests, work out their academic credit agreements if
needed, and make their own travel plans.
Prospective applicants should
complete and submit the application, along with any other material they deem
relevant via U.S. mail to Bruce Buxton, 24 Dickinson Street, Amherst, MA 01002.