Sons of Norway was organized as a fraternal benefit society by 18 Norwegian immigrants in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on January 16, 1895. The purposes and goals of the founders were to protect members of Sons of Norway and their families from the financial hardships experienced during times of sickness or death in the family. Over time, the mission of Sons of Norway was expanded to include the preservation of Norwegian heritage and culture in society.
This scholarship demonstrates the importance of using ethic keywords in your scholarship search. The Sons of Norway organization has several scholarships available for students of Norwegian descent (both men and women). Be sure to check out their scholarships page!
https://www.sofn.com/foundation/grants_and_scholarships/ or http://www.sofn.com (“Foundation” Tab and “Grants & Scholarships” Link)
Deadline: April 1
Award Amount: 50% of one semester’s tuition to 100% tuition for one year (Renewable)
Eligibility: Female between the ages of 17-35; US citizen; be a Sons of Norway member (or daughter, granddaughter of a member); full-time Undergraduate majoring in Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering; SAT score of at least 1800 with a math score of 600 or better, or an ACT score of at least 26.
Requirements: Online Application; Essay; Academic potential and evidence of ability to succeed; and 3 Letters of Recommendation giving specific evidence of good character, eagerness, earnestness, and ambition in the field of Science and Engineering.