Kaare Birkeland Scholarship
For Study at the University of Stavanger (UiS) in Norway
Deadline: April 5, 2013
About the Scholarship:
The Kaare Birkeland
Scholarship was established to provide funding for a University of Alaska
Anchorage student to attend the University of Stavanger (UiS) for one year, and
in alternate years, for a UiS student to attend UAA
for a year. Although there is no
exchange agreement between UiS and UAA, students from both universities have benefited
from the opportunity to learn first-hand about each other's countries and
cultures since 2002.
For more more information about the Kaare Birkeland Scholarship click here.
To download the Kaare Birkeland Scholarship Application click here.
Download the UAA Liability Release Form click here.
Visit the University of Stavanger website at www.uis.no/frontpage/.
For practical information visit www.uis.no/student_life/practical_information_3/.
UiS's International Student Guide
is full of useful information for prospective students.
2013-14 Scholarship Amount: Up to $10,000
Up to $10,000 will be awarded to a UAA student to study at the
University of Stavanger for the 2013-2014 academic year. Students who wish to
study at UiS for only one semester may also apply. The scholarship trustees
honor and uphold the terms of Kaare Birkeland's bequest in determining how the
funds can be apportioned and used, and may give preference to students applying
for the full year.
The scholarship is intended
to help defray the UAA student's costs associated with airfare, student
fees, books, housing in a student apartment arranged through the university,
board, and insurance while attending the University of Stavanger. Tuition is free at UiS.
Eligibility Criteria for UAA Applicants:
Be a full-time, degree-seeking UAA student Be at least 18 years of age or olderHave at least a 2.0 GPAFinancial need is consideredPreference is given to students who are
motivated, and demonstrate academic and leadership potential.Students may have any major or class standing.
Trustees who are members of the Sons of Norway Bernt Balchen Lodge #46 and the
Elks form the Kaare Birkeland Norwegian USA Exchange Scholarship Selection
Committee. The UAA Director of International & Intercultural Affairs facilitates the
application process and votes in the event of a tie.
Deadline: April 5th, 2013.
UiS Application Deadline: May 1, 2013
Submit Application to:
UAA Office of
International & Intercultural Affairs
Rasmuson Hall, Suite 115
3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508