LUCIA, QUEEN OF LIGHT
NNW's Lucia, Queen of Light Scholarship puts young women of Nordic heritage in touch with a beloved legend of Scandinavian Christmas.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2019
Orientation: November 10, 2019
Selection: November 17, 2019
Crowning: December 8, 2019 at ScanFair
Congratulations to our 2018-19 Lucia Queen of Light, Eva Basile!
An Oregon tradition since 1956, the Lucia, Queen of Light program puts young women with and interest in Nordic heritage in touch with this beloved legend of Scandinavia, while offering them the opportunity to serve their community and receive Scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $1,000. The official Oregon Lucia is crowned each year at NNW’s ScanFair in December. 2018 Applications available now! For a full list of the Lucia Community Events through 2019, click here.
The Scandinavian community in Portland has taken great pride in preserving the Lucia tradition since 1956. In the 1970s, Governor Tom McCall proclaimed the Portland Lucia the official Lucia of Oregon. Formerly a program of the Scandinavian Club of Portland, the Lucia program is now sponsored by Nordic Northwest.
Nordic Northwest accepts Lucia applications from young women with an interest in Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian or Swedish heritage between the ages of 16 and 20 (must be at least a junior in high school, unmarried and a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.).
Our 2018-2019 Lucia Court was announced in December, and we welcome them to Nordic Northwest!
Eva Basile, Lucia, Queen of Light
Grace Pegnone, Runner-Up
Eryn M. Clevenger