Salolampi Foundation and Finlandia Foundation National Team Up to Support the Salolampi Finnish Language Village for Students by Providing Generous Scholarships

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Students, ages 7 to 18 years old, can take advantage of significant scholarships and incentives to attend Salolampi Finnish Language Village summer camp in 2016.

Salolampi Main Hall

The Main Hall at Salolampi Finnish Language Village summer camp

These tremendous scholarships reflect the generosity of the Finnish community and our commitment to providing an outstanding immersive experience, where children learn to speak Finnish and are exposed to Finnish culture, said Amy “Iida” Tervola Hultberg.

Salolampi Foundation and Finlandia Foundation National have joined together to raise awareness for Finnish language and culture by offering generous scholarships and incentives to students, ages 7 to 18 years old, who attend Salolampi Finnish Language Village summer camp in 2016.

The Salolampi Foundation is pleased to announce that all students who register for summer camp in 2016 will receive a Salolampi scholarship. In addition, Concordia Language Villages of Concordia College, which operates the camp with support from Salolampi Foundation, offers significant early-bird incentives for students who apply by December 1st, 2015. All students are encouraged to register for camp and apply for scholarships by April 1st, 2016 to maximize the financial benefits that are available.

“These tremendous scholarships reflect the generosity of the Finnish community and our commitment to providing an outstanding immersive experience, where children learn to speak Finnish and are exposed to Finnish culture,” said Amy “Iida” Tervola Hultberg, Dean of Salolampi Language Village and a fifth-generation Finnish-American. “Salolampi is a unique place where each child can build lasting friendships and understand more about themselves within the framework of a global community.”

Salolampi, which means “pond by the woods” in Finnish, is an immersive language experience, which aims to “transport” students to the country of Finland. The picturesque lakeside camp, located in beautiful Bemidji, Minnesota, features traditional Finnish architecture to recreate an authentic, quaint Finnish village. It is a special place where camp counselors speak fluent Finnish, children, who are called “villagers,” participate in Finnish language classes and activities daily, and everyone enjoys traditional Finnish meals.

Susan Harstad, Salolampi Foundation President and former villager said, “We are so pleased to be able to offer these scholarships to any student interested in attending Salolampi, and we are grateful to the Finnish-American community for their continued support to sustain Finnish language and culture.”

For more information, and to register for Salolampi Finnish Language Village summer camp, please go to: http://www.concordialanguagevillages.org.

Once registered for Salolampi Finnish Language Village summer camp, all students are welcome to apply to their local Finlandia Foundation chapter to receive an additional scholarship. The deadline to apply for a scholarship from the Finlandia Foundation is May 2nd, 2016. To apply, please go to: http://finlandiafoundation.org/programs/salolampi/

“We are proud to partner with Salolampi Foundation to further our joint mission to support Finnish-American culture and heritage in the United States, especially among our most valuable asset, our youth, who will carry these ideals forward as future leaders,” said Ossi Rahkonen, President of Finlandia Foundation National.

About Salolampi Foundation
Salolampi Foundation is committed to sustaining Finnish language and culture through scholarships and funding to support the Salolampi Finnish Language Village.

About Finlandia Foundation National
Finlandia Foundation National is committed to sustaining both Finnish-American culture in the United States and the ancestral tie with Finland by raising funds for grants and scholarships, initiating innovative national programs and networking with local chapters.

About Concordia Language Villages
Concordia Language Villages, a program of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., is a recognized leader in global education offering 15 world language programs. Concordia Language Villages attracts more than 10,000 youth, educators and adults annually from all 50 states and more than 40 countries. Youth ages 7-18 and adults of all language experience levels can take advantage of on-site learning options ranging from a weekend to four weeks.

For inquiries regarding Salolampi Finnish Language Village, please contact:
Amy “Iida” Tervola Hultberg
atervola(at)cord(dot)edu

For inquiries regarding Finlandia Foundation National, please contact:
Kath Usitalo
kathusitalo(at)mac(dot)com
313-530-1129

For inquiries regarding Concordia Language Villages, please contact:
Lisa Steffens
steffens(at)cord(dot)edu
218-299-3247

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