Door County Community Foundation Announces Grant for Partial Scholarships to Björklunden Seminars

A $2,000 grant from the Door County Community Foundation will make it easier for area residents to attend a 2017 Lawrence University-sponsored seminar at Björklunden. The grant will be used to provide partial scholarships to permanent Door County residents interested in attending any of Björklunden’s 37 different adult seminars that begin the week of June 11 and run through the week of Oct. 15. The goal of the pilot program is to provide scholarships that will reduce the cost of attending a seminar by approximately 75 percent. “We are extremely grateful to the Door County Community Foundation for their support in making the stimulating programming offered at Björklunden more accessible to area residents,” said Bailey Koepsel, assistant director of Björklunden. “We especially hope the scholarship program enables some first-time attendees to take advantage of our array of life-long learning opportunities.” Björklunden’s weeklong, non-credit seminars include topics spanning art, history, literature, music, nature, politics and theater and are led by accomplished instructors who are experts in their field. Participants can attend seminars as residents, staying at the 37,000-square-foot, distinctly Scandinavian Björklunden lodge or as day commuters. All seminars include meals prepared by Björklunden’s own resident chef and each seminar begins with Sunday evening dinner. To apply for a scholarship, more information or a seminar schedule, contact Koepsel at 920.839.2216 or [email protected]. Seminar enrollments are based on availability. There is a waiting period upon reception of application. The 441-acre Björklunden estate is the northern campus of Lawrence University.

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