Any American, 18 years of age or older, who has demonstrated a keen and sincere interest in Norwegian heritage and/or any Norwegian, 18 years of age or older, who has demonstrated an interest in American heritage, and who now desires to further the study of their heritages at a recognized educational institution (arts, crafts, literature, history, music, folklore, etc.) is eligible to apply for a scholarship.
HOW ARE THE WINNERS SELECTED?
Final selection of the scholarship winners will be made by a scholarship committee appointed by the President of the Sons of Norway Foundation.
Notification of the award will be made within 10 weeks of deadline. Award decisions are based upon the following criteria.
• Academic potential/grade transcripts (ACT/SAT)
• Benefit to Sons of Norway and wider Norwegian/American community
• Involvement in school and community activities
• Two letters of recommendation
• Financial need
HOW DO I APPLY?
Online at www.sofn.com/foundation/scholarships.
While filling in the online form, the applicant will be asked to write an essay, setting forth in 500 words or less how this cross-cultural study will enhance your current field of study and/or career choices and how you will share this experience with Sons of Norway or wider audiences.
Applicants should also state how their course of study will benefit their community and be in accord with the goals and objectives of the Sons of Norway Foundation:
• Promote Improved International Relationships
• Provide People-to-People Enrichment Programs
• Promote Culture Exchange
• Promote Humanitarian Causes
Two letters of recommendation, describing the character and abilities of the applicant, must be emailed from the original source to firstname.lastname@example.org by the application deadline.
Finally, applicants must submit an “official copy” of their latest high school or college grade transcript.
HOW MUCH IS THE AWARD?
The Sons of Norway Foundation Scholarship Committee will determine each year the number of scholarships to be awarded. The range is typically $1,000-$1,500. A student may be awarded a maximum of two scholarships within a five-year period.
Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,
Type: Needs Based
Num Awards: Multiple
Min Award: 1,000
Max Award: 1,500
Sons of Norway Foundation
1455 Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2666
Phone: (612) 827-3611 / (800) 945-8851
Fax: (612) 827-0658