American Heritage Society Scholarship
The Finnish American Heritage
Society Scholarship Fund was started in November,
2000. Since then, we have awarded
thirty-eight scholarships to students who are
motivated to perpetuate the mission of FAHS.
The primary purpose of the Scholarship is to
perpetuate Finnish-American heritage through
support of relevant educational initiatives.
These can be related to, but not limited to,
music, the arts, health, education, the
environment, and architecture or
The Scholarship Committee does not discriminate
based on age, gender, ethnicity, nationality,
belief, or any other conditions.
Scholarships will continue to be awarded
annually. We greatly appreciate ongoing
donations to this important fund, to ensure it
will continue “in perpetuity.” Our current
endowment balance is over $20,000. The
committee invites candidates to apply, with the
deadline of June 30, 2022. The awards are
pre-sented in the fall. Members and their
families are eligible.
Anyone who has been awarded a scholarship is asked
to wait at least a year before re-applying, to
give others a turn. We now have three
awards: The General Scholarship, the Korsu
Athletic Scholarship, and the Karla Tate Creative
Scholarship. The procedure for application is on
If you have questions, please call Ann Gruenberg,
Chair, Scholarship Committee at 860-455-1211.