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Kailee Laplander Headshot Photo
November 25, 2022

Finlandia Fridays prepares to give thanks with #GivingTuesday

Kailee Laplander (’12) stopped by Finlandia Fridays this week to discuss an important tradition, #GivingTuesday.

As a 2012 alum now serving as Finlandia’s Executive Assistant to the President & Advancement Office, Laplander shares how #GivingTuesday raises money for Finlandia’s annual scholarship programs and how meaningful the tradition truly is.

“My heart really lies with our low-income and our first-generation students. I come from that perspective,” Laplander said. “As a student, I was a low-income first-generation student, and I spent my first eight [...]

Brendan Christian
November 22, 2022

Student Spotlight: Brendan Christian, Accounting; Management and Entrepreneurship

Brendan, tell us a little about yourself.

I am 21 years old. I come from a small town, which made the transition to Finlandia pretty easy, but I still had to adjust to not having some of the luxuries I have back home. I have played four years of soccer here at Finlandia and captained the team for my Junior and Senior year. I was a Resident Assistant for two years and I currently tutor students in general business subjects, specifically [...]

Anthony Schwass
November 18, 2022

Finlandia Fridays: 2023 Scholarship Packages

In last week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays, Dean of Enrollment Anthony Schwass joined the show to discuss FinnU’s all-new Scholarship Calculator. In part two of this featured series, Schwass dives deep into the new scholarship packages offered at Finlandia and what they will provide incoming students.

“It is simply streamlined now. No longer are scholarships not stackable with each other, if you qualify for a scholarship, you get it, along with all of your other scholarships. Plain and simple,” Schwass [...]

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November 16, 2022

#GivingTuesday kicks off with $10,000 donation

Donations are now open for Finlandia University’s annual celebration of generosity, Giving Tuesday!

To help make college affordable for current and future students, Finlandia plans to raise $30,000 this Giving Tuesday season, which will go directly toward Finlandia’s annual scholarship programs. The giving season is off to a great start with a contribution of $10,000 from an anonymous donor.

Officially marked for November 29, we invite our Family and Friends to stay up-to-date as we share updates and stories from students [...]

Scholarship Calculator Button
November 14, 2022

Finlandia releases Scholarship Calculator

The Scholarship Calculator at Finlandia University is a fast and easy-to-use tool for any degree-seeking student looking to attend FinnU. In less than a minute, the calculator provides students with the minimum scholarship amount they’ll receive from Finlandia University. 

In a recent feature with Finlandia’s Dean of Enrollment, Anthony Schwass shared that the scholarship calculator is for anyone. No paperwork, no FAFSA information; all you need to know is your cumulative GPA and where you’re coming from. [...]

FAHC Finnish American Heritage Center
November 11, 2022

Nordic Film Series restarts with Oscar-nominated comedy

The staff at the Finnish American Heritage Center is pleased to announce the return of the highly-popular Nordic Film Series this month.

“It’s been more than two years since we were last able to show a Nordic film,” said FAHC Director David Maki. “The film series has proven to be immensely popular, and it’s been 18 years since our first season, so we figured we would re-start the series by going back to our beginnings.

“It’s a great opportunity for folks to [...]

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November 11, 2022

Finlandia Fridays: The Scholarship Calculator

Understanding the cost of a college education should be easy. So, here to introduce Finlandia’s all-new Scholarship Calculator is Dean of Enrollment Anthony Schwass.

New to Fall 2022, Finlandia’s Scholarship Calculator provides students with their anticipated scholarship offerings. Schwass explains that in less than a minute, the calculator provides students with their base scholarship amount, and that’s before stacking any Scholarship Add-Ons. All this comes before Federal and State Aid, which you can qualify for after filing your FAFSA [...]

Giving Tuesday 2022 Cover
November 10, 2022

Give thanks with #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday has officially kicked off at Finlandia University, with donations now open for the annual celebration of generosity. All donations received will go toward annual scholarship programs to help make Finlandia affordable for current and future students.

“Most people believe that private education can only be received by those who can afford it. Yet, more than 50% of Finlandia students come from homes of financial need,” Finlandia Advancement stated. “Because of donor support, we are able to offer scholarships to 100% [...]

Tuomas Korkalo Gallery Exhibit Poster
November 10, 2022

University Gallery to host opening reception tonight at 7 PM

The Opening Reception for Self-Revolving Line, an exhibit by Finnish artist Tuomas Korkalo, will be held this evening at the Finlandia University Gallery. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. with an artist talk beginning at 7:20 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Opening Reception for Tuomas Korkalo: Self-Revolving Line

Time: November 10 @ 7:00 pm – November 10 @ 8:30 pm

Finlandia University Gallery 435 Quincy Street, Hancock, MI, 49930, United States

Graduation at Finlandia University
November 7, 2022

First Destination Outcomes for the Class of 2022

Finlandia University’s Class of ’22 graduates are off to a great start! The Seaton Center for Vocation & Career has completed its inaugural First Destination Survey, a new tool to collect and summarize data on graduate employment outcomes and continuing education enrollment.

With an overall knowledge rate of 76.5%, the survey captures information on the activities of 52 of the 68 students who completed their studies in the Spring or Summer of 2022. Of this cohort, encompassing both associate and bachelor’s [...]