The Leifur Eiríksson Foundation, governed by a board of trustees appointed by the Central Bank of Iceland, the Icelandic Government, and the University of Virginia, was founded to fund a graduate fellowship exchange program between Iceland and the United States.

The mission of the Foundation is exclusively for charitable, literary, educational, and scientific purposes and for providing recognition and financial assistance to further scholarly study and research. The beneficiaries are scholars from the United States and the Republic of Iceland.

Read more about the past recipients of Leifur Eiríksson Foundation Scholarships.

This cooperative undertaking is a natural outgrowth of a number of cordial and productive relationships between Iceland and the students and faculty of the University of Virginia over the last fifty years.

For more information about the scholarship program and to apply online, please click here.