Torske Klubben awards fellowships

Torske Klubben fellowships

Photo courtesy of Torske Klubben
Each recipient of the Torske Klubben grants was awarded $16,000 toward pursuit of an advanced degree at the University of Minnesota.

Submitted by Gary G. Erickson
Norway Lake, Sunburg, Minn.

The Minneapolis Men’s Torske Klubben awarded five fellowship grants totaling $80,000 for the 2018-2019 academic year, providing support to graduate students with high academic achievement showing promise for becoming leaders in their chosen profession. The award of fellowship funds has been an annual Torske Klubben event since 1946. Each recipient was awarded $16,000 toward pursuit of an advanced degree at the University of Minnesota. All fellowship recipients were Norwegian or of Norwegian-American heritage.

Three recipients were able to be present at the December luncheon meeting of Torske Klubben on Dec. 1, 2018, and were welcomed by the hosting body. Recognized were Laurel Ohm (left), PhD candidate in mathematics, with ancestry from Sensor, Sør Trondelag, Norway; Andrew Sathoff (middle), St. Olaf College graduate and PhD candidate in plant pathology, with ancestry from the county of Romsdal, Norway; and Tonje Boerresen (right), a University of Bergen graduate pursuing a master’s degree in Human Rights, a native of Elverum, Norway.

Students interested in information about future fellowship grant consideration may contact either the University of Minnesota or the Minneapolis Torske Klubben.

This article originally appeared in the January 11, 2019, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.

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