Lakselaget offers scholarships to Minnesotan and Norwegian Women

Minnesota-based Lakselaget will be offering scholarships for the sixth time in its seven-year existence. The application deadline is March 15.

Lakselaget offers scholarships to women who are Norwegian students wishing to study in Minnesota or at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, or Minnesota women desiring to study in Norway. It will also provide grants to Minnesota professional women who have the opportunity to intern in Norway and, of course, to Norwegian women interning in Minnesota. The grants are meant to supplement wages lost for experience gained. Applicants should have an interest in contemporary Norway, such as the sciences, technology, business, politics, language and culture.

The Lakselaget Scholarship Fund was established to celebrate, encourage and advance the organization’s motto: women who swim against the current. It’s goal is to promote international connections between Minnesota and Norway and obtain, teach and share knowledge that will benefit women in their complex roles in today’s society.

Lakselaget is for professional women and college and university students who are also Norwegian, of Norwegian descent, or are interested in contemporary Norwegian issues and all things Norwegian. The organization meets the first Saturday of each month October through May to network, mentor, eat salmon, and receive information from a variety of  noteworthy speakers. Topics range from the arts to health, to history, to sports, to heritage and beyond.

For detailed information and scholarship applications, go to Contact: Jane Laurence, Foundation Director,

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