Søren Larsen, 2016-2017 Thanks To Scandinavia Scholar at Cornell University

Søren Larsen is a Danish PhD. student at Cornell University in the Department of German Studies. He works primarily within the fields of philosophy, political science and the arts. He is a recipient of the Thanks To Scandinavia Richard and Alice Netter Scholarship at Cornell University. What brought about your strong interest in German Jewish philosophy and literature? If the writers I have been interested in were German-Jewish, that has…

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Niklas Tamm, 2016-17 Thanks To Scandinavia Scholar at the University of Michigan

  Niklas, a Thanks To Scandinavia scholar from Sweden, is studying towards a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Michigan. Niklas is the recipient of the Thanks To Scandinavia Victor Borge Music Scholarship, The Freydberg/Baumgold Scholarship, The Arie and Ida Crown Memorial Scholarship, and The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation Scholarship.  Tell me about your musical journey. My grandparents were musicians but I never thought that…

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Kalle Mattila, 2015-16 Thanks To Scandinavia Scholar at Columbia University

Kalle Mattila is a writer from Finland pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Columbia University. Could you tell us how your TTS scholarship came about? I applied for the scholarship through the League of Finnish-American societies, who nominated me as one of three finalists. I was then chosen as the Finnish scholar by TTS. It was a huge blessing. I would not have been able to afford Columbia without…

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Eva Faye, Artist, Thanks To Scandinavia Scholar 1983-84

You have a Nordic soul. You are an artist. You are interested in dualities. That’s a lot of information already. Who are you? I am a Norwegian born artist. I grew up in Bærum, on the outskirts of Oslo, surrounded by nature. My goal is to reflect the inner nature of things in my art, as I like to phrase it. I see my work as part memory, part dream,…

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