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Landsbankinn supports fifteen exceptional students

Landsbankinn awarded fifteen students scholarships from the Bank’s Community Fund on 5 June. Scholarships were thus awarded for the 30th time. In total, the scholarships amounted to ISK 6 million, the largest such allocation made by any bank in Iceland. Just over 300 applications were received this year.

Scholarships are awarded in five categories: to secondary school students, for vocational studies and apprenticeships, to university students, post-graduate students and for artistic study. Landsbankinn is the only bank to dedicate special scholarships to artistic studies.

The panel of judges sought to select exceptional students possessed of ambition and an interesting future vision, likely, in the opinion of the panel, to enrich the fabric of Icelandic society in the long term. Other factors taken into consideration included research and written articles, voluntary service, accomplishments in sports and participation in social activities.

Landsbankinn supports fifteen exceptional students

Scholarship recipients 2019

Grants for secondary school study - ISK 200,000 each

  • Alexandra Rós Norðkvist – Menntaskóli í tónlist
  • Bjarki Daníel Þórarinsson – Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík
  • Daniel Thor Myer – Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík

Grants for vocational studies and apprenticeships - ISK 400,000 each

  • Axel Orri Sigurðsson – aircraft maintenance mechanics at Tækniskólinn
  • Elínborg Erla Ásgeirsdóttir– horticulture at the Agricultural University of Iceland
  • Ólöf Ásta Arnþórsdóttir – professional pilot programme at Keilir Aviation Academy

Grants for university study, ISK 400,000 each

  • Guðlaug Björt Júlíusdóttir – engineering and technology at Florida Institute of Technology
  • Ingvar Þóroddsson – electrical and computer engineering at the University of Iceland
  • Sigríður Kolbrún Kristinsdóttir – international tourism at Griffith University

Grants for university study at postgraduate level, ISK 500,000 each

  • Dagur Tómas Ásgeirsson – master’s studies in mathematics at the University of Oxford
  • Freyja Björk Dagbjartsdóttir– doctoral studies in electrochemical engineering at the University of Cambridge
  • Ingvi Hrannar Ómarsson – master’s study in pedagogy at Stanford University

Grants for artistic studies, ISK 500,000 each

  • Edda Steingrímsdóttir – master’s study in architecture at Harvard University
  • Lilja María Ásmundsdóttir – doctoral studies in composition at City, University of London
  • Maksymilian Haraldur Frach – master’s study (violin) at the Academy of Music in Kraków.

The panel of judges was comprised of: Runólfur Smári Steinþórsson, Professor at the University of Iceland, Jakobína H. Árnadóttir, Human Resources Consultant at Capacent, Guðrún Norðfjörð, Marketing Director at Forlagið and Baldur G. Jónsson, Director of Human Resources at Landsbankinn.