Scholarships

Apply for your 2022 scholarship now!

Hi all og gleðilegt sumar. I hope all is well and things are getting back to normal for you.

It is that time of year again when those of you who have children or grandchildren who are about to graduate from high school have started thinking about where they are going next. The ICGS will be awarding a scholarship to qualifying high school graduates as we have in the past. 

Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors that wish to attend a college or university in the fall of 2022 or plan to further hone their trade at a certified institution.  Students must be of Icelandic ancestry and have parents or grandparents who have been dues-paying members of the Club for at least the last 2 consecutive years.  This means they were members during the application year and at least one year prior.

A limited number of scholarships may be available.  If a selection must be made between applicants, decisions will be based on the students’ academic achievements in high school, extracurricular activities, community service, and the overall quality of each application package. Scholarship awards will be made directly to the college or university to help cover tuition and fees.

For those who would like to apply, please download your application with the link below and email it back to peturkarl34@gmail.com or send a printed copy to: ICGS P.O. box 70102 Seattle, WA 98107. We will review each application and notify those who qualify by e-mail or phone.

Takk fyrir.

Petur Gudmundsson, president ICGS

Start your application today!

Congratulations to our 2021 recipients!

Student name: Jóhanna Karen Haraldsdóttir

Parents: Haraldur Gunnlaugsson og Erna Kristinsdóttir

Lives in: Kirkland, WA

High School: Lake Washington H.S.

GPA: 3.90

Ancestry: My family are all born and raised in Iceland and are club members. 

Special Honors and Academic Achievements: Made Dean’s at List Lake Washington Institute of Technology as part of Running Start program two years in a row.

ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Extracurricular activities you enjoy and participate in: Music (singing), soccer and weightlifting.

Community Service: Volunteered as Assistant to soccer coach.

Work experience: Domino’s Pizza summer of 2019.

FUTURE PLANS:

Regionally accredited College/University/Vocational Program you will attend: Lake Washington Institute of Technology.

Educational goals: First, complete an AA degree in Health Sciences and then further my studies at either an American University or in Europe.

Long term career goals: Work in the medical field. 

Student name: Joseph Keller (Jed)

Mother: Krista Palmason Keller

Lives in: Shoreline, WA

High School: Shorewood H.S.

GPA: 3.42

Ancestry: My mother’s side (Palmason) goes back many generations. Mother and sister were both ICGS Princesses. 

Special Honors and Academic Achievements: Dean’s List my Senior year. 

ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Extracurricular activities you enjoy and participate in: Lettered in baseball and was team captain my senior year.

Community Service: Volunteered at my elementary school and also helped at various PTA events.

Work experience: Worked as camp counselor at Shoreline Recreation Center.

FUTURE PLANS:

Regionally accredited College/University/Vocational Program you will attend: Lake Washington Institute of Technology.

Educational goals: I am pursuing a career in a trade. I want to become a welder.

Long term career goals: A career in the welding trade. 

Congratulations to our 2020 recipients!

Marcus Edward Thordarson, Renton WA

Parent/Grandparent: William Thordarson Ancestry: Great grandmother and aunt were both Icelandic princesses and great grandmother was originally from Iceland.
School: Hazen H.S. GPA: 3.0
Accomplishments: Soccer and Basketball
Community Service: 21 hours of young life and basketball camps
Work experience: Subway and QFC
College: Will attend W.S.U.
Educational goals: Graduate college with 3.0 or better with a business degree
Long term goals: I want to work for a big company doing marketing and one day open a business
of my own.

Malin Baldey Margeirsdottir, Mill Creek WA

Parents: Margeir Reynisson & Elin Baldursdottir
Ancestry: Born and raised in Iceland and all ancestors are Icelandic.

High School: Henry M. Jackson H.S. GPA: 3.9
Special Honors and Academic Achievements:

I got awarded for good attendance (98% or higher). Also Student of the Month for September my Senior year.
Extracurricular activities you enjoy and participate in:

I participated in choir all throughout my high school career, along with a bit of acting. I was also a part of link crew which is a club that offers
assistance to incoming freshman and new students to the school.
Work experience:

Did garden work for my community 8 th – 10 th grade. Also worked at a nursing home for the last year or so.
Regionally accredited College/University/Vocational Program you will attend:

Currently attending Cascadia CC for my AA degree in integrated studies.
Educational goals:

In the future, I would like to get into the computer engineering program that the University of Washington has to offer and from there get my bachelor’s degree.
Long term career goals:

My career goal for the future is to become a computer engineer and work for a
big company like Microsoft or Amazon. Ultimately, I would love to work a job that will make a difference
in the world. I love helping people and strive to make the world a better place.

Hrafnkell Ísar Tjörvason, Redmond WA

Parents: Tjörvi Hrafnkelsson & Kristbjörg Jónasdóttir Ancestry: Born and raised in Iceland and all ancestors are Icelandic.
High School: Lake Washington High School GPA: 3.4
Special Honors and Academic Achievements: AP World History. Varsity letter soccer.
Extracurricular activities: Soccer.
Community Service: Community work through soccer team.
Work experience: Camp ground supervisor 2018 & 2019.
Regionally accredited College/University/Vocational Program you will attend: Lake Washington
Institute of Technology.
Educational goals: Engineering degree.
Long term career goals: Helping people.

Gianna Kristine Morella, Sammamish WA

Grandparents: Gary & Susan Atwood. Ancestry: Mom and grandma are members. Grandma is 100% Icelandic.
High School: Kennedy Catholic H.S. GPA: 3.5
Special Honors and Academic Achievements: Honor Roll, college in the H.S. credits. Member of the
National Spanish Honors Society and V.P. of N.S.H.S. Extracurricular activities you enjoy and participate in: Gymnastics, leadership roles (leading school retreats), painting, Lacrosse and dance.
Community Service: New Orleans service trip with Habitat for Humanity. 6 years of community service
such as feeding the homeless with both my elementary and high schools.
Work experience: Administrative asst. and creative Brother’s landscape, asst paralegal at Bishop Law
(summer jobs).
Regionally accredited College/University/Vocational Program you will attend: Washington State
University.
Educational goals: Study psychology and become a psychiatrist.
Long term career goals: To become a psychiatrist.