General Scholarships

General Scholarships
Sons of Norway Foundation scholarships 
  • Description: The Sons of Norway Foundation is a fraternal benefit society established by Norwegian immigrants in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1895. The Foundation awards approximately 25 scholarships to promising students each year.
  • Type of Scholarship: The Foundation offers several different scholarships. An overview summarizes all scholarships. See especially:
  • Eligibility: Varies by scholarship. See each scholarship for specifics.
  • Deadline: January 15 for above scholarships; others listed on the website also have March 1 deadlines.
Grand Lodge Daughters of Norway Scholarship
  • Description: The Grand Lodge Daughters of Norway is a fraternal organization dedicated to preserving Norwegian heritage, culture, and language in the United States. They offer scholarships to students who are either members of or related to a member of the Daughters of Norway.
  • Type of Scholarship: Amount varies, but up to $1,000 towards tuition at an accredited college or university.
  • Eligibility: Member or related to a member of the Daughters of Norway; completed at least one full year of study; GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • Deadline: July 15. Application must be sent by mail and postmarked by July 15.
Lakselaget Foundation Scholarship Fund
  • Description: The Lakselaget Scholarship and Opportunity Fund was established to celebrate, encourage and advance the organization’s motto, women who swim against the current. Its goal is to promote the international connections between Norway and Minnesota, and learn, teach and share knowledge that will benefit women in their complex roles in today’s society. Applicants for the Lakselaget Foundation Scholarship Fund should have an interest in contemporary Norway and all things Norwegian, and a desire to develop their own interests in another field, such as the sciences, technology, business, politics, language and culture, and who seek to enhance and disseminate their knowledge. The scholarship is also available for Norwegian women who want to attend a college or university in Minnesota or the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
  • Type of Scholarship: Financial assistance is available to undergraduate and graduate students at an accredited college or university in Minnesota or in Norway.
  • Eligibility: Female United States or Norwegian citizen; GPA of 3.00 or higher (Norwegians the equivalent); must be from Minnesota/have a connection to Minnesota and wish to study in Norway.
  • Deadline: March 1. Application form available at under the ‘Foundation’ tab.
The Norwegian Children’s Home Association Scholarship
  • Description: The Norwegian Children’s Home Association of New York, Inc. offers college grant applications for students with Norwegian ancestry.
  • Type of Scholarship: College or university tuition scholarship
  • Eligibility: U.S. citizen between the ages of 17-23; have at least 25% Norwegian ancestry; be enrolled at or accepted to a full-time program of study at an American college or university.
  • Deadline: March 15. Application must be sent by mail and postmarked by March 15.
Normanna Lodge #52 of the Sons of Norway
  • Description: The Sons of Norway, Normanna Lodge #52 is offering scholarships to students with an interest in Scandinavian studies and topics such as arts and crafts, history, music, international studies, language, literature, folklore, mythology, politics, etc.
  • Type of Scholarship: Tuition scholarship of $1,000.
  • Eligibility: Must have completed at least two years of undergraduate study; must intend to study Norwegian or Nordic Studies; 3.0 GPA.
  • Deadline: March 15. Application must be sent by mail. Applications may be requested from the following address: Sons of Norway Normanna Lodge #52 Scholarship Committee, PO Box 875, Albert Lea, MN 56007.
Lilly Lorenzen Scholarship for Study in Sweden
  • Description: The American Swedish Institute is an arts and cultural organization dedicated to sharing the heritage, culture, and arts of Sweden. The Lilly Lorénzen Scholarship was established to support well-qualified people who wish to study in Sweden.
  • Type of Scholarship: $1,000 to study in Sweden.
  • Eligibility: Must be a Minnesota resident; working knowledge of Swedish language.
  • Deadline: May 1. Application must be sent by mail and postmarked by May 1.