At least one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior in Clatsop County. Depending on the available balance in the scholarship fund, additional scholarships may be awarded. The winner of the scholarship will be announced at their high school awards ceremony as well as Friday, June 21, at the 2019 festival coronation ceremony.

The Astoria Midsummer Festival Association is proud to offer this scholarship in an effort to support the youth of Clatsop County; more specifically the youth that keep our strong Scandinavian heritage alive. The Scandinavian Festival itself is an annual event which began in 1968.


Please send completed applications to:

PO Box 34, 
Astoria, OR 97103

Applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2019. We look forward to learning how the festival has impacted your life! If you have questions regarding this scholarship, please contact me at 503-325-4686 or via email at .

Four scholarships were awarded in 2018 to Megan Schacher and Aleks Matthews of Astoria High School and Kara Dowaliby and Nolan Mathews of Warrenton High School.


Applicant Requirements

The Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who exhibits the following requirements:

  • Has had some involvement with the Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival – either as a participant or attendee.
  • Is a graduating senior at a high school in Clatsop County.
  • Has a minimum grade point average of 3.00
  • The scholarship is to be used for post-secondary higher education at an accredited institution.
  • The recipient must use the scholarship in the next school year and must be in fulltime attendance.

Application Details

The completed application must include - but is not limited to the following:

  1. Student’s personal letter of introduction and statement of interest in this scholarship
  2. Completed Scholarship Application Form
  3. High school transcript - please black out social security number and any immunization information.
  4. Letter of reference from a community leader, respected friend or mentor.