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, 2020
Orientation: Mid November 2020
Selection: Late November 2020
Crowning: December 2020 at ScanFair
Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Lucia Queen of Light, Grace Pegnone!
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. Lucia and her court members appear at various Nordic events during the holiday season and throughout the year.
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.).
Please welcome the 2019-2020 Lucia Court!
Grace Ann Pegnone