Scholarships administered by other organizations and institutions

  • Below are other organizations that have historically provided scholarship funding to students attending the Oslo International Summer School.
  • Please review the application criteria, process and timeline to determine if you are eligible to apply.
  • It is important to start early as the scholarship application deadlines vary. 
  • It is also a good idea to ask the financial aid and study abroad offices at your home institution whether there are scholarships or grants administered by your school or in the local area for which you might be eligible.

For students from the United States

Sons of Norway Scholarships:

  • The Sons of Norway Foundation manages the King Olav V Fund , which accepts applications from students who wish to study in Norway, but are not necessarily Sons of Norway members.
  • There is also a scholarship offered through the Sons of Norway specifically for the International Summer School. If you, your parents, or other relatives are members of Sons of Norway, you may also be eligible to apply for other scholarships from local lodges or districts. Examples of these scholarships are;
    • the Carl M. Saltveit Scholarship  for those in Sons of Norway District 2, and
    • the Sons of Norway District 3/Zone 3 Scholarship.

For information about the King Olaf V Fund, Oslo International Summer School Scholarship or Carl M. Saltveit Scholarship, check the website or contact the Sons of Norway Foundation office:

Corrie Maki Knudson, Foundation Director
Sons of Norway
1455 W. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Tel: (612) 827-3611 or 1-800-945-8851
https://www.sofn.com/foundation/scholarships/

King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Fund

King Olav V of Norway gave his permission to the Sons of Norway Foundation to use his name in establishing a fund to be known as the “King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Fund.”

Its purpose is to fund activities in which the American and Norwegian heritages are explored, studied and shared by qualified scholarship recipients. Endowment money has been raised by selling medallions and securing gifts from Sons of Norway members.

Who can apply:

  • Any American, age 18 or older, who has demonstrated a keen and sincere interest in Norwegian heritage and/or any Norwegian, age 18 or older, who has demonstrated an interest in American heritage.
  • Those who have a certificate of completion from high school and are enrolled in a recognized educational institution (arts, crafts, literature, history, music, folklore, etc.).
  • If you are not currently enrolled in a post-secondary program you must show proof of enrollment prior to receiving scholarship funding.
  • Candidates may only receive two Sons of Norway scholarships in a five year period.

Criteria:

How do I apply?

Applications are only accepted via our online portal at www.sonsofnorway.com/scholarships

Deadline

January 2, 2017  

Scholarship to Oslo International Summer School

The Sons of Norway Foundation offers two scholarships to Oslo International Summer School annually. Each of the two scholarships is for $1,500. The Sons of Norway Foundation general fund supports this scholarship through donations from our generous members, lodges and friends.

Who can apply:

  • Applicants who are current members of Sons of Norway or children or grandchildren of current Sons of Norway members. Membership must be in effect at least year one calendar year prior to application.
  • Those who have a certificate of completion from high school. 
  • Candidates may only receive two Sons of Norway scholarships in a five-year period.

Criteria:

  • A short autobiography, 150 words or less
  • An essay of 500 words or less
  • Academic potential
  • Financial need
  • Letters of recommendation

For a full set of the scholarship criterial please see the full scholarship guidelines, www.sonsofnorway.com/scholarships

How do I apply?

Apply online at www.sonsofnorway.com/scholarships

Application deadline

January 2, 2017 

The Carl M. Saltveit Scholarship (only District 2 members, children or grandchildren are eligible to apply )

  • The Carl M. Saltveit Scholarship Fund is a permanent, endowed scholarship fund designed to encourage and facilitate attendance to the International Summer School (ISS) at the University of Oslo in Norway. The amount of the award varies each year and covers tuition, room and board.
  • Only District 2 members, children or grandchildren are eligible to apply this scholarship.
  • In 2017, the dates for the ISS are June 24th-August 4rd.

The scholarship is named for Carl M. Saltveit, Sr., in honor and remembrance of his contributions to the Norwegian-American community through Grieg Lodge #15 (Portland, Oregon), his work in Norwegian war relief, and educational exchange and services to immigrants and visitors from Norway. In addition, he served as an International Director of the Sons of Norway.

The District Two Scholarship Committee will choose the top three candidates and forward their applications, along with a recommendation, to the Sons of Norway Foundation. The Foundation will select the recipient and administer the scholarship.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must:

  • Have met the entrance requirements and been accepted to attend the International Summer School at the University of Oslo
  • Be a current member of District Two or be a child or grandchild of a current member of District Two
  • Have completed one full year of college level work.

You do not have to be currently enrolled in school. Applicants of any age who have completed one full year of college level work are eligible to apply. 

Where do I submit my application?

Applications (including all supporting documents) must be postmarked no later than February 15th and mailed to:

Sons of Norway-District Two Carl M. Saltveit Scholarship Committee
c/o David Champion
111 NE 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232

Faxed copies will not be accepted.

How do I apply?

Applicants must submit:

  • A completed and signed application
  • Two essays
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • An official grade transcript

Typed applications are appreciated.

See webpage for application forms, and more information, http://www.sonsofnorway2.com/scholarships.html

If you have any questions on any of the scholarships, please contact:
David Champion., District 2 Youth Director & Scholarship Committee Chair
971-284-4175
norseherodotus@hotmail.com

Application deadline

February 15

Sons of Norway District 3/Zone 3 Scholarship

Contact Peg Gerding
53 Sutton Avenue
Totowa, NJ 07512
Tel: (973) 956-0234
pegbob235@verizon.net4 

Eligible applicants

Children, grandchildren and legal dependents of District 3/Zone 3 members (Bernt Balchen, Fredheim, Nansen, Nor-Bu, Noreg and Pleasant Point lodges).

Application deadline

January 15, 2017

Warne - Eng Scholarship

The Douglas Warne – Rolf & Wenche Eng Scholarship creates an opportunity for qualified applicants to attend educational institutions in Norway and assists with the costs of tuition, room and board.

This scholarship is endowed and funded by Douglas Warne in honor and remembrance of his experiences at the University of Oslo, International Summer School and the friendship and assistance provided by the Rotary and the Rolf and Wenche Eng family during that school year and subsequent visits to Norway. Both affected his choices in life and in his profession. In 2013, Mr. Warne marked being active in his local Scandinavian Community for more than 50 years. He is past president of the Norwegian Commercial Club, Leif Erikson Lodge of the Sons of Norway, secretary of Leif Erikson Recreation Board and a member of the Board of Governors of the Sons of Norway Foundation.

Who can apply:

  • Any current American or Canadian members of the Sons of Norway or Rotary, as well as their children or grandchildren. Those students without family members in the Sons of Norway or Rotary may select an advocate or representative from either organization to sponsor their application.
  • Applicants of any age who have completed one full year of college level work.
  • Applicants who have been accepted by an educational post-secondary institution in Norway including but not limited to craft, folk, music, theatre or technical schools, Oslo International Summer School or undergraduate colleges/universities in Norway.
  • Applicants do not have to be currently attending school to apply.
  • Candidates may only receive two Sons of Norway scholarships in a five-year period.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be accepted to study at an accredited, post high school setting in Norway, (including, but not limited to, folk and craft schools, Oslo University International Summer School and other colleges in Norway, music, theatre and technical schools).
  • Any current American or Canadian members of the Sons of Norway or Rotary, as well as their children or grandchildren, or mentored by a member of Sons of Norway or Rotary, are eligible to apply. 
  • Applicant must be willing to share their experiences with Sons of Norway or Rotary groups upon return to the USA.
  • Applicants of any age who have completed one full year of college level work, and have been accepted by an educational institution in Norway for undergraduate work, are eligible.

Criteria:

  • A short autobiography, 150 words or less
  • An essay of 500 words or less
  • Academic potential
  • Financial need
  • Letters of recommendation
  • For a full set of the scholarship criterial please see the full scholarship guidelines, https://www.sofn.com/foundation/scholarships/

How do I apply?

Applications are only accepted via our online portal at www.sonsofnorway.com/scholarships

Application deadline

January 2, 2017 

John Dana Archbold Fellowship

  • The Archbold Fellowship program was established in 1979 with an endowment by Mr. Archbold, for the purpose of supporting educational exchange between the United States and Norway.
  • It is administered by the Nansen Fund, Inc. in Houston, Texas in cooperation with the Norway-America Association.
  • This scholarship is for a student who will attend the ISS prior to a full academic year at the University of Oslo. This fellowship is awarded to a student from the United States in years ending in an even number (2014,2016, 2018….).

For more information contact:

Anne Brith Berge 
NACC, Southwest Chapter
2777 Allen Parkway, Suite 1185
Houston, TX 77019-2123
Tel: (713) 526-6222, Fax: (713) 521-9473
nacc@net1.net
http://noram.no/en/scholarship-americans/

Georgia Rotary Student Program

  • Offers 3 full scholarships to students wishing to attend the ISS each year.
  • These scholarships are limited to students who are currently living and/or studying in Georgia.
  • Applicants can download the application from the GRSP website.
  • Application deadline for 2017: December 31, 2016

For more information contact:

Georgia Rotary Student Program
PO Box 61327
Savannah, GA 31420
Tel: (912) 961-1331
grsp@grsp.org

Brittingham Viking Organization

  • The Madison (Oslo) Viking Scholarship is awarded annually to two University of Wisconsin, Madison students (US citizens).
  • The Scholarship includes tuition, room, and board at the International Summer School (ISS).
  • Applications can be downloaded from the Brittingham Viking website.

 For more information contact Maggie Anderson: vikingscholarships@gmail.com

Application deadline: October 30, 2016

Leif Eie Scholarship Fund

  • This scholarship is intended to promote the education of students in the ideals of the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce to encourage and support the enhancement of trade, commerce, and other professional relations between Norway, Washington State, and the Pacific Northwest.
  • In addition, the scholarship is intended to promote the cultural ties between Norway and the United States of America. 
  • Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States, residing in the region of the Seattle Chapter of the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce.

Application deadline 

February 1, 2017

For more information contact:

NACC Seattle Chapter
7301 Fifth Avenue NE, Suite A
Seattle, WA 98115
Tel: (206) 441-9298
NACCSeattle@gmail.com
http://www.naccseattle.org/

Lakselaget Scholarship Fund

  • The Lakselaget Scholarship 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 the U.S., and learn, teach and share knowledge that will benefit women in their complex roles in today's society. 
  • Applicants should have an interest in contemporary Norway and all things Norwegian, such as the sciences, technology, business, politics, language and culture, and who seek to enhance and disseminate their knowledge.
  • This scholarship is limited to women citizens of the United States who are residing in Minnesota, are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited Minnesota college or university or at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and are planning to study in Norway.

Applicants may download the application form from www.lakselaget.org under ‘Foundation’.

For more information contact:

Helene MacCallum, Foundation Director
scholarships@lakselaget.org
http://www.lakselaget.org/pages/foundation.html

For students from Canada

The Canadian-Scandinavian Foundation

  •  Undergraduate and graduate grants for Canadians who wish to study in Norway.

For information contact:

Canadian-Scandinavian Foundation
PO Box 135
Succursale B
Montreal, QC H3B 3J5
Canada
canadianscandinavian@gmail.com or csf-fcs@hotmail.com
http://www.thecsfoundation.com/the-scolarship/

Canadian Institute for Nordic Studies

For information contact:

Canadian Institute for Nordic Studies
University of Alberta
200 Arts Building
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E6
CANADA
Tel: (780) 492-4141
chale@ualberta.ca
http://www.cins.ualberta.ca/

Sons of Norway Canada

http://www.sonfic.ca/

To be eligible for an OISS Bursary, students must already be accepted to the International Summer School program.

When applicants have been notified of acceptance by OISS, they can apply to the Sons of Norway Foundation in Canada for a financial grant. Applicants can receive up to a maximum of CDN $750.00 each, depending on the number of applicants.

Annual deadline

May 31 (every year)

Other sources

Some colleges and universities offer financial aid or loans for summer study abroad.

Contact your institution’s Study Abroad or Financial Aid office for more information. The student’s home institution determines the availability of financial aid. The University of Oslo is an approved institution for students who wish to apply for guaranteed student loans.

Applications

Applications must be made through the student’s home institution. Please check www.StudyAbroadFunding.org  for information about study abroad scholarships, fellowships and grants that can be searched by different criteria.

Contact the ISS North American Branch Office for more information.

Published Oct. 10, 2016 9:56 PM - Last modified Nov. 15, 2016 11:21 AM