Wergeland and Holst
Wergeland and Holst Scholarships in Israel
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is pleased to announce the “Thanks To Scandinavia” (TTS) Scholarships for students from the Scandinavian countries for participation in the Rothberg International School’s Summer Program 2015.
Thanks To Scandinavia, founded in 1963 by Danish entertainer Victor Borge and New York attorney Richard Netter, is a scholarship organization that has funded thousands of students from the Scandinavian countries, and more recently from Bulgaria, to study in the United States and Israel. It was founded to express lasting gratitude to the ordinary individuals who performed extraordinary acts of courage by saving their Jewish brethren during World War II. For more information, please visit www.ThanksToScandinavia.org.
Scholarships are awarded by TTS, based in New York, in memory of Henrik Wergeland and Johan Jørgen Holst. Wergeland, an early 19th century poet and thinker from Norway, defended Enlightenment thinking and pressed successfully for the legalization of Norwegian citizenship for Norwegian Jews. His efforts marked the beginnings of the Jewish community in his country. Holst, the late Norwegian Foreign Minister, led historic efforts to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians, as part of the Oslo peace process.
SUMMER 2015: In 2015, eight scholarships will be awarded as follows: two in Denmark, two in Finland, two in Sweden, and two in Norway. Applicants are eligible to receive a scholarship of $2500 US, to apply toward application, tuition and housing fees, and living costs.
STUDY PROGRAM: The language of instruction is English. Students may enroll in either one language course (4-6 weeks, program dates vary) or one of the Summer Courses offered (July 9 – August 5, 2015).
June 22 – July 21, 2015
June 21 – July 22, 2015
June 11 – July 22, 2015
July 28 – August 18, 2015
July 28 – September 21, 2015
August 9 – 24, 2015
July 12 – 23, 2015
July 13 – August 13, 2015
WHO IS ELIGIBLE: RIS Summer Programs are open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to mature learners with an academic background. All applicants must have been accepted to a recognized college or university or have successfully completed at least one year of study at an accredited institution of higher education. Scholarships will be allocated according to academic excellence (grades and letters of recommendation) and the relevance of the prospective course to the candidate’s professional pursuits.
APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 15, 2015
Step 1: Online application to TTS scholarship:
Step 2: Online application to the Hebrew University: Applications will be submitted online following Rothberg International School application process. To apply: http://overseas.huji.ac.il/onlineapply/apply.aspx. You do not need to pay the application fee when you submit the application. The fee can be paid later through the scholarship, if applicable.
Note: To be considered for the TTS scholarship you must complete BOTH applications.
All forms and applications must be submitted by April 15, 2015.
You can find more information at your local embassies:
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