Scholarships

CFFEF has also raised funds for scholarships to be given to outstanding students of the Finnish Studies Program. Since the fall of 1990, the Program has given out 5-7 in-course scholarships each year, mostly ranging from $500 to $1000. In 2003, the Ensio family endowed The Martta Maria Aho Ensio Scholarship Fund which is administered by CFFEF.

From 1990 to present, the Finnish Studies Program has awarded more than $60,000 in scholarship to more than 100 students. The scholarships are based on academic excellence and favour students pursuing a major or minor in Finnish Studies.

Recent scholarship recipients include:

Martta Maria Aho Ensio Scholarship

2022 – Jacob Lefkowitz Brooks & Robbie Janzen
2021 – T. Williams
2020 – Raquel Hanson
2019 – Sabine Osmann Deyman
2018 – Kristina Springer
2017 – Cole Goodfellow
2016 – Marko Smiljanic

Raija Kokko Humanitarian Award

2022 – Madeleine Sherwood
2019 – Raquel Hanson
2018 – Marko Smiljanic
2017 – Laina Southgate
2016 – Ishara Murray

Finnish Organization of Canada (FOC) Scholarship

2022 – Brett McCormick
2021 – Jessica Svab
2020 – T. Williams
2019 – Cole Goodfellow
2018 – Laina Southgate
2017 – Ishara Murray
2016 – Mang Sun Ho

Toronto Finlandia Lions Club Scholarship

2020 – Laina Southgate
2019 – Jenna Pinard & Noah Franche-Nolan
2018 – Alexandra Southgate
2017 – Chelsea Tanchip
2016 – Yun Niu

Toronto Suomi Lions Club Scholarship

2019 – Evangelia Procopoudis
2018 – Rachel Clark
2017 – Jonah Gadsby
2016 – Barbara Kolodziej

Ville Masalin and Olli Reinikka Scholarship

2022 – Ashley Xuzhao
2021 – Maija Eisen
2020 – Maija Eisen
2019 – Alexandra Southgate
2018 – Jae Eun Kim
2017 – Kristina Springer
2016 – Emmett Snyder

Canada Finland Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

2022 – Colin Keith-Hill
2021 – Colin Keith-Hill
2020 – Kristina Kokonis
2019 – Brett McCormick
2018 – Joel Navarathinam
2017 – Marko Smiljanic
2016 – Jyri Tyrväinen

Journal of Finnish Studies Scholarship

2017 – Alexandra Southgate & Pierre Kochel

Canadian Friends of Finland (CFF) Scholarship

2022 – Jessica Svab
2021 – Kristina Kokonis
2020 – Brett McCormick
2019 – Thomas Williams
2018 – Cole Goodfellow

Friends of Finnish Studies Award

2022 – Iia Paloheimo
2018 – Riikka Kujanen

Pieter Sigmundt

2022 – William Ramsay
2021 – William Ramsay
2020 – Elizabeth Reid
2019 – Elizabeth Reid

Mannerheim-Vähämäki

2019 – Laina Southgate

Aspasia Books Essay Prize

2019 – Leah Duarte

Leila Carnegie Scholarship

2022 – Kristina Kokonis
2021 – Brett McCormick
2020 – Cole Goodfellow

Kanadan Sanomat Scholarship

2022 – Diana Southgate
2021 – Kristina Kokonis

Suomi Talo Scholarship

2022 – Maija Eisen

Finnish Studies Scholarships 2021
Finnish Studies Scholarships Awards Ceremony 2019
Finnish Studies Scholarships Awards Ceremony 2018
Finnish Studies Scholarships Awards Ceremony 2017
Finnish Studies Scholarships Awards Ceremony 2009
Finnish Studies Scholarships Awards Ceremony 2002
Finnish Studies Scholarships Awards Ceremony 2001
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The Canadian Friends of Finland Education Foundation is a registered charitable organization (889034799 RR 0001) founded in 1990 for the sole purpose of supporting the Finnish Studies Program at the University of Toronto.

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