SCHOLARSHIPS


To encourage the study of Norwegian heritage the Norwegian National League has developed and administers a scholarship program open to children of Norwegian descent in grades 1-12. The students research and write a paper on the topic “Your Family’s Norwegian Heritage” (see the Scholarship Writing Guide for guidance).  The younger grades will submit a drawing on a Norwegian topic. Winning students usually receive their award in a ceremony during the after the Syttende Mai parade festivities

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS RANGE FROM $25-$1,000.
ENTRY DEADLINE: MARCH 1st OF EACH YEAR.


 

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Applicants must be current students, be of Norwegian ancestry, and residing in the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, LaSalle, Kendall, McHenry or Will.

Download the form you need, read the instructions and submit the form to the indicated address.



Grades 1 through 4
*
original drawing - $25.00 cash award

<CLICK/TAP> for application form

Grades 5 through 6
*
300-word essay - $50.00 cash award

<CLICK/TAP> for application form

Grades 7 through 8
*
300-word essay - $50.00 cash award

<CLICK/TAP> for application form




Grades 9 through 11
*300-word essay - $100.00 cash award

<CLICK/TAP> for application form

College-bound High School Senior
*500-word essay - $1,000 Scholarship

<CLICK/TAP> for application form




Those writing essays will want to download, read and follow our Scholarship Writing Guide.