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Valle Scholarship & Scandinavian Exchange Program

Valle scholarship recipient Katie Price hiking Besseggen Ridge

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The Valle Scholarship & Scandinavian Exchange Program supports the exchange of graduate students between the University of Washington and institutions and organizations in Nordic countries. This exchange enriches students' educational experience through international perspective and experience in the fields of civil and environmental engineering, architecture, landscape design, urban planning, and construction management. The program is unique in that students are fully funded and receive a monthly stipend, tuition and travel to and from their destination.

To date, more than 750 scholarships have been awarded since the program was founded in 1980. The program is the legacy of Norweigian immigrant Henrik Valle and Helen Stray.

Application deadline

Applicants must be citizens or residents of the United States, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, or Sweden. Each year applications for exchange scholarships are accepted from October 1st until the following February 1st. More details and COVID-19 precautions and contingencies are described within the application itself.