American Scholarships

Madison Oslo Scholarship

Summer 2018
OPEN
Due October 27, 2017

Middelboe-Kellner Scholarship

Summer 2018
OPEN
Due October 27, 2017

THE SCHOLARSHIPS

These scholarships are about getting first-hand experience of Scandinavian culture and fostering bonds between the Nordic countries and the USA. You are expected to act as an ambassador for the USA during your stay in Scandinavia and participate in events organized by the BVO. Upon return to the USA, you will become part of an alumni network of former scholars, where you will be invited to participate in post-scholarship events.

WHO CAN APPLY

  • American citizens
  • You are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
  • You must be able to study, live and travel in Scandinavia during the entire scholarship period.
  • You are a person who loves making new friends, with a keen interest in international relations in general, and in Scandinavia in particular.
  • You are a devoted student, with great social skills, high values and integrity. Involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership experience or organizational is advantageous.
  • You have good academic records and fluent communication skills in English.

THE BRITTINGHAM VIKING ORGANIZATION

For over 50 years, the Brittingham Viking Organization (BVO) has provided Scandinavian & American students with unique scholarships for studies at the highly regarded University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) and across the Nordic Capitals.

In 1953 Thomas Brittingham Jr., a philanthropist and investor, initiated a scholarship program by bringing two students from each of the four Nordic countries to his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin, for one academic year. Tom believed that international understanding could be achieved by building personal relationships between people. The recipients of the scholarship, the Vikings, formed an alumni network, the Brittingham Viking Organization (BVO).

BVO scholars of today can be found in top positions in business, education, politics and government in the Nordic countries as well as in the United States. Every year, the Vikings meet at an annual convention to rekindle old friendships and discuss future endeavors.   This year, the 64th annual convention is held in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Madison Oslo Scholarship

– Summer in Oslo, Norway
Study at the globally renowned International Summer School with students from around the globe.  While on scholarship, you will visit members of our unique alumni network during extensive travels in throughout the Nordics and enjoy an unrivaled opportunity to dive into the Norwegian culture and society. 

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SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

  • Summer 2018
  • 2 Scholarships Awarded
  • Scholarship value covers travel expenses to and from Norway, room and board, and tuition
  • Travel across the Nordics visiting previous Viking scholars
  • Study at The International Summer School of the University of Oslo with numerous courses to select from.

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SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

  • Summer 2018
  • 2 Scholarships Awarded
  • Scholarship value covers travel expenses to and from Denmark, tuition, accommodation, and basic living expenses
  • Travel across the Nordics visiting previous Viking scholars
  • Study at Copenhagen Business School with numerous courses to select from.

The Middelboe-Kellner Scholarship

– Summer in Copenhagen, Denmark
Study at one of the top Danish universities and experience Scandinavian life in Denmark’s cultural hub.While on scholarship, you will visit members of our unique alumni network during extensive travels throughout the Nordics and enjoy an unrivaled opportunity to dive into the Danish culture and society. 

The Madison-Ehrnrooth Scholarship

– Spring In Helsinki, Finland
Study at one of 3 top Finnish universities and experience authentic Nordic life.  While on scholarship, you will visit members of our unique alumni network during extensive travels throughout the Nordics and enjoy an unrivaled opportunity to dive into the Finnish culture and society. 

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(Application is currently closed)

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

  • Spring Semester 2019
  • 2 Scholarships Awarded
  • Scholarship value covers travel expenses to and from Finland, tuition, accommodation, and basic living expenses
  • Travel across the Nordics visiting previous Viking scholars
  • Three universities (University of Helsinki, Hanken School of Economics, Aalto University) and numerous courses to select from.