The primary task for Ivalo & Minik Fonden is to help Greenlanders to travel to foreign countries to get an education. The priority for the board of Ivalo & Minik Fonden is to provide grants that really makes a difference to the individual. Grants that makes all the difference to make an educational dream come true.
It is with that priority in mind that the Board in this round of awards has decided to award a grant with a value of more than 300,000 kroner to a single candidate. Chairman of the Board Minik Rosing explains:
“We want to make dreams come true, and we are fully convinced that it is exactly what we do in this situation. This exact placement can only be done with massive financial support from foundations and others ,” he says, and states:
“It’s grants like this we really want to hand out, and I am confident that the skills which the grant recipient returns home with, will be extremely valuable for Greenland.”
The grant recipient Uiloq Mathæussen will among other things use the grant to pay for tuition-fee and cost of living in Australia, where she will study a Master degree in International Communication at Macquarie University in Sydney. The program takes 18 months. She says:
“The purpose of this education is to acquire a deeper understanding of the relationship between globalization, media and human relations. A knowledge that becomes more and more important as our society in Greenland in greater and greater degree are influenced by what happens in the world around us,” she says and continues:
“I am truly happy that I am with the grant from Ivalo & Minik Fonden will have this opportunity, and I will work hard to complete the program in the best possible way. At the same time it is important to me to say that I am looking forward to coming home to Greenland again and use the skills and competences that I will get in Australia. ”
The grant is funded based on donations from Royal Arctic Line A / S, Royal Greenland A / S, GrønlandsBANKENs Erhvervsfond and NunaFonden.
Ivalo & Minik Fonden will of course continue to award grant. Next deadline is February 15, 2017. The Board looks forward to receive many good applications.