The board of directors of Ivalo & Minik Fonden has at its biannual board meeting in November decided to award three grants to help Greenlandic students gain access to education in New Zealand, South Korea and Norway. The grants are 100 percent funded on the basis of donations from Royal Arctic Line A / S, Royal Greenland A / S, the Bank of Greenland’s Commercial Fund and NunaFonden.
The Chairman of the Board Minik Rosing says in this regard:
“I would like to commend our donors for showing great social responsibility through their donations. Without these donations, we would not be able to distribute grants that on the one hand help fulfill young people’s dreams and on the other hand ensures Greenland a more educated population. In my opinion that is a win-win situation for the society as a whole. ”
In this regard, Minik Rosing has an appeal to the business community in Greenland.
“I hope that even more companies, foundations or organizations would like to support Ivalo & Minik Fonden. With more donations we will be able to support even more Greenlandic students and there are plenty of talented students who could benefit and enjoy studying abroad and at the same time make connections between Greenland and the rest of the world.”
Since 2014 Ivalo & Minik Fonden has awarded grants to more than 40 students.
Michael Platou has been awarded a grant for his continuing studies in Korean conditions at Pusan National University in South Korea.
Aviaja Lynge Petersen has received a grant to complete an internship at the Spectrum Care institution in New Zealand in connection with her education as pedagogue.
Ninni Jeremiassen is studying geology at the University of Aarhus and has been awarded a grant to study one semester at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim as part of her Master’s degree.
Ivalo & Minik Fonden continues to distribute grants. The next application deadline is February 15, 2020. The Board looks forward to receiving many good applications.