INLUS Awards Scholarships to 2023 Snorri Participants
Five North Americans will be boarding flights to Iceland on June 10 with a little help from the Icelandic National League of the United States (INLUS). The INLUS has awarded $1000 scholarships to each U.S. participant to help defray some of the costs of the program.
Three of the Snorri participants are from Minnesota, one is from Washington State, and one hails from California. They range in age from 22 to 30 and bring a variety of life experiences to the adventure.
Gillian Hart is studying to be a teacher. She also has a degree in medieval studies and French. She has an interest in genealogy and has lived with relatives in France and looks forward to meeting Icelandic relatives.
Jared Hanson graduates this spring with a degree in Economics. Jared has never been to Iceland but has lived in Spain and speaks Spanish. He hopes to continue cultural exploration with his Snorri experience and form life-long connections.
Julia Swanson is graduating this spring with a degree in Communications Sciences and Disorders. She plans to work as a Speech Pathologist after completing a master’s degree. She has never been to Iceland, but the stories brought back from a trip to Iceland made by her mother, grandmother, and aunts have sparked her interest in the Snorri experience.
Sarah Iverson graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy and works in the field. She has been to Iceland in 2014, and with the recent loss of her grandfather, felt the urge to return through the Snorri program.
Tor Kartenson is studying for a BA in Music Teaching and Performance. He also plays tuba, fiddle and is the bass player in the band Walking Phoenix. Tor has been to Iceland three times with his family. He said those visits were “too short”, and he hopes to learn about the country in greater detail this summer.
The Snorri program works to build connections between North Americans and Iceland. The Icelandic National League of the United States supports this important project through scholarships and grants made possible by our generous supporters. If you would like to join our supporters with a donation, the online donation page is here.