About the Scholarship

Betty Hansen National Scholarship is awarded by the Danish Sisterhood of America. The organization was started in the year 1883, by Christine Hemmingsen.

This scholarship is awarded to members and their kids of the Danish Sisterhood. The scholarship award amount can be used by a student to study in Denmark upon written request to pay for their tuition, room, and board, with the approval of the Scholarship Chairman.


How to apply for this scholarship?

  • Applicants must provide the Scholarship Committee with official transcripts from high schools or technical schools attended to prove their academic excellence.

  • Non-traditional students (Section Va.) for an applicant that has been out of high school for more than five years, must submit any information that would be important as to your goal for further education. Include information relating to classes, seminars, activities, etc. that would be beneficial in judging your scholarship application.

  • The application must be complete and accurate. Applicants must provide all the information requested. A student must type or print and are not allowed to use the back of any page.

  • Two, no more than three, original and current letters of character reference in sealed envelopes must be submitted with the completed application and other necessary documents.


Award Amount

  • The scholarship amounts to $2500 each year and is non-renewable.

  • The total number of awards offered by this scholarship is limited to two 6 candidates each year. A students who demonstrate an exceptional academic background and unique application background will be considered for the scholarship.


Deadline Information

The applications are to be presented to the financial aid division on or before the end of January 31 for January round and before August 31 for August round. All the applications and other data are accessible online on the Danish Sisterhood of America website. 


Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher out of 4 to be eligible for the scholarship.

  • To avail the benefits of the scholarship, a recipient must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student.

  • Candidates or their parents should be a member of the Danish Sisterhood.