Youth Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities for youth

General scholarships
Sons of Norway Helen Tronvold Norwegian Folk High School Scholarship

This scholarship provides cross-cultural experiences for youth and is available to current members of Sons of Norway or their children or grandchildren. Applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 26 with proof of enrollment in a folk high school in Norway.
Deadline: January 15

Sons of Norway King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Scholarship

Its purpose is to fund activities in which American and Norwegian heritages are explored, studied, and shared. Any American, age 17 or older, who is major or minoring in Norwegian or Scandinavian studies or enrolling in an accredited program in Norway who has demonstrated an interest in Norwegian-American heritage or 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.) can apply. Applicants must show proof of enrollment prior to receiving scholarship funding.
Deadline: March 1

The Norwegian National League of Chicago 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. College-bound seniors are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship and younger students are eligible for additional cash prizes. Older students must submit an original essay on a Norwegian topic, and students in grades 1 – 4 must submit an original drawing depicting a Norwegian topic. Applicants must reside in the Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Kendall, McHenry, or Will.
Deadline: March 1

Scholarships for language camps
Concordia Language Villages The Velkommen Stipend

This scholarship assists first-time residential Norwegian villagers. To qualify, a villager must be attending their first overnight (residential) session in the coming summer. This is a guaranteed scholarship to those that qualify and apply.

Concordia Language Villages The Tripp Trapp Fund

This fund provides scholarship assistance to Norwegian villagers who are stepping up from one level of the program to the next. For example, if a villager attended a one-week session during summer 2021 and would like to move up to a two-week session for summer 2022, they would qualify for this scholarship. This is a guaranteed scholarship to those that qualify and apply.

Concordia Language Villages The Tove Irene Dahl Scholarship

This scholarship supports villager longevity in the program at Skogfjorden, while encouraging those same villagers to give back to the program in the form of a service project. Only villagers who have completed five or more years qualify for this scholarship. This is a merit-based scholarship.

Concordia Language Villages Den Norske Torske Klubben

This provides scholarship and grant opportunities for young people to attend language and cultural camps, seminars, and other educational opportunities celebrating Scandinavian heritage. Norske Torske Klubben Foundation scholarships are now available for Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, and Danish villagers at Concordia Language Villages. Preference is given to members and their families, but applicants are not required to be a member.

Concordia Language Villages The Passport Fund

This is a need-based scholarship for those who would like to study a language. Need is determined by family size and adjusted gross income (AGI), as well as special circumstances.

Sons of Norway Leif Erikson Lodge No.1 Camp Normanna or Camp Nidaros Endowed LEL Scholarship Award

This award with the Youth Camp Program for District 2 provides the recipient with a scholarship for 25% of the fee for either Camp Normanna near Everett, Wash., or Camp Nidaros near Seaside, Ore.
Deadline: March 30

Sons of Norway Leif Erikson Lodge No.1 Camp Trollhaugen Endowed LEL Scholarship Award

This award with the Youth Camp Program for District 2 provides the recipient with a scholarship for 25% of the camp fee.
Deadline: March 30

Scholarships for girls and young women
Nordic Northwest Lucia, Queen of Light Scholarship

The Lucia, Queen of Light scholarship program puts young women with an interest in Nordic heritage in touch with this beloved legend of Scandinavia, while offering them the opportunity to serve their community and receive Scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $1,000. The official Oregon Lucia is crowned each year at NNW’s ScanFair in December. Nordic Northwest accepts Lucia applications from young women with an interest in Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian or Swedish heritage between the ages of 16 and 20 (must be at least a junior in high school, unmarried and a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.).
Deadline: November 1, 2021

Sons of Norway Leif Erikson Lodge No.1 Queen and Princess Scholarship Program

This scholarship program awards two young women who represent the lodge as its queen and princess with awards of $1,000 and $400, respectively. The winners will represent Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001 in at least five events of their choosing during the year. The queen must be 18 by Aug. 1 and enrolled or accepted at an accredited college or university. The princess must be between 10 and 18.
Deadline: March 30

Scholarships for camp counselors
Sons of Norway Leif Erikson Lodge No.1 Youth Camp Instructor/Counselor Grant

This grant is for persons who can provide a positive camp experience for young people participating in the District 2 Sons of Norway Youth Camp Program.
Deadline: March 30