Scholarship Name: Lund Fund Scholarship
Provider: Sons of Norway Foundation
Scholarship Amount: $1500
The Sons of Norway International Board of Directors established the Lund Fund of the Sons of Norway Foundation in 2010 as a tribute to former Chief Executive Officer, John Lund and Allan Lund, former Legal Counsel of Sons of Norway, for their combined forty years of outstanding service and dedication.
The Lund family has chosen to use this fund for scholarships for study abroad experiences through accredited, post high school, educational institutions. No preference shall be given based on the country selected for the study abroad experience. Special consideration shall be given to military veterans.
“We of Norwegian heritage value education. Travel and cross cultural learning has been integral to Norway since Viking times. In our modern era we see the importance of living and studying in a foreign country as an opportunity to meet and understand peoples of different cultures that provides benefit throughout a student’s life.” – John Lund
Any current Sons of Norway member, child or grandchild of a current member, who demonstrates a keen interest in a post high school study abroad experience. Sons of Norway membership must be in effect at least one calendar year prior to application. Applicants must provide a certificate of completion from high school or its equivalent. No preference will be given based on the country selected for the study abroad experience. Special consideration will be given to military veterans.
• Academic potential/grade transcripts (ACT/SAT)
• How will student share this experience with wider audiences
• Involvement in school and community activities
• Two letters of recommendation
• Financial need
• Official transcripts may be required once an applicant is tentatively selected.
How to Apply:
Online at www.sofn.com/foundation.
While filling in the online form the applicant will be asked to write an essay, setting forth in 500 words or less how you intend to pursue your career. Indicate your long-term career goals and your involvement in Sons of Norway, youth, community and research activities. Applicants should also state how their course of study will benefit their community and be in accord with the goals and objectives of the Sons of Norway Foundation:
- Promote Improved International Relationships
- Provide People-to-People Enrichment Programs
- Promote Culture Exchange
- Promote Humanitarian Causes
The applicant must obtain three letters of recommendation, describing his or her character and abilities, and an “official copy” of his or her latest high school or college year transcript. These documents must be uploaded in the application portal, which is indicated during the application process. These requirements are no longer accepted via e-mail.
Deadline: May 1
The Sons of Norway Foundation is dedicated to funding activities that preserve and promote Norwegian heritage, positively affect members, and make Sons of Norway communities a more vibrant place to live. Be it through a student’s scholarship for study, a cultural exchange experience, or assisting lodges to provide quality programs and community events – the Sons of Norway Foundation is true to its mission.
Established in 1966, our focus and offerings have grown to include several categories of scholarships and four categories of grants. Our passion is focused on the following areas:
- Creating opportunities for higher education as a means for success.
- Showcasing our unique Norwegian heritage to wider audiences.
- Exploring cross-cultural exchanges.
- Providing humanitarian support to Sons of Norway members who are victims of natural disasters.
We have awarded $1,375,000 in scholarships, $390,000 in grants and more than $500,000 in humanitarian aid.