Scholarships

Frijsenborg and Wedellsborg are founders of two scholarships.

Today, the two act as a whole, and go under the name of Lensgreve Karl Wedell's and Comtesse Agnes' Fund.

Purpose of our fund

§3.1. To support widows and members of the family Wedell-Wedellsborg in need. This also refers to dignified spouses of the family whose father or mother is born Wedell.

§3.2. To support residents of the former county of Frijsenborg which are deemed worthy by the Board of Directors and who fulfill the rules in §6.

§3.3. To support people who do not receive or have received cash benefits after the Assistance Act. However, medical care is excepted, and people who

a) was born in the parishes where the Wedellsborg county was the largest lodge owner at the time, such as Husby, Tanderup, Sandager, Kerte, Føns, Ørslev, Udby, Balslev, Gamborg and Bogø, or

b) has or has been a user of property belonging to the former county of Wedellsborg or the owner of Wedellsborg manor, as well as a widow of such or

c) has or has been employed by the owner or widows after such by the former county of Wedellsborg or the owner of Wedellsborg manor, including forest workers.

Fund admission for the Wedell-Wedellsborg family

To be taken into account when allocating the scholarship, you have to be a Danihs citizen due to §3.1. Also:

§5.1. True-borns whose father or mother at birth is or has been entitled as a member of the Wedell-Wedellsborg family to bear his name, and

§5.2. Widows to members of the Wedell-Wedellsborg family who meet the requirements of §1.

Under special circumstances, women who have lost their Danish citizenship due to marriage may be granted exemption from this condition. Dispensation is given by the Board.

Those who are closest to the founders of the fund should will in the allocation of scholarships and pensions be preferred to more closely related people when circumstances are equal.

 

The Board may grant scholarships for a specific number of years, or pensions for life, to those mentioned in §1, in so far as they are or have been married to the family, and to the people mentioned in §2. The Board is entitled to equate elderly unmarried women with widows.

The Board may also decide whether other unmarried people may be awarded a scholarship for a certain number of years.

The Board can assign scholarships for a certain number of years for the education and formation of children and young people.

The Board is entitled to discontinue any enjoyment of already granted scholarships or pensions, if the Board considers it appropriate, taking the dignity and economic situation of a newcomer into consideration.

If widows or divorcees who have previously been granted a scholarship for a prolonged period of time or pension, engages in a new marriage, the granted scholarships or pensions will fall apart.

Fund admission for people who have lived on the previous county of Frijsenborg

To be taken into account for the allocation of a scholarship, you have to meet the conditions of §3.2, and the following:

§6.1. Whether the person in question has been a permanent resident or permanently been staying at one the properties belonging to the former county of Frijsenborg in the last 10 years before the dividend had expired, or

§6.2. that they were born on properties which have been a part of the former Frijsenborg county and have stayed there until the age of 18, regardless of whether they have been domiciled or staying elsewhere.

 

Women, who fulfill the prescribed conditions, have a priority to access the scholarships due to §3.2. The scholarships are granted in a regular basis for only one year at a time, but nothing can prevent the same person from applying for scholarships several times or even being granted pensions for life.

The scholarships are not only given to those who are fully or partially unable to support themselves, for example, due to age or weakness but could, when the conditions are met, be assigned to fully skilled and working people to improve their well-being with the foundation or extension of livelihood, marriage and similar purposes.

The Board handles the funds

The Board decides how many scholarships are to be distributed, just as the size of the funds are managed by the Board. 

However, the Board is obliged to, as far as possible, allocate the total annual distribution of scholarships under special consideration of the amount of admissions. The allocation ought to be as follows:

1. 2% of the annual distribution shall be submitted to applications according to §3.3,

2. 81% of the total annual distribution shall be submitted to applications according to §5, and

3. 17% of the total annual distribution shall be submitted to applications according to §6.

Application deadline is 1 May of the year of application.

All applicants for scholarships will receive an answer to their application by 30 August of the year in which the application was received by the Fund. Applicants awarded scholarships will receive the claim by 1 December of the same year.

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