Scholarship Name: Nancy Lorraine Jensen Memorial Scholarship
Provider: Sons of Norway Foundation
Scholarship Amount: The annual scholarship award will be no less than 50% for one term (quarter or semester) and no more than 100% of the tuition for one year. Scholarships awarded will be made jointly payable to the student and her institution of learning. Any applicant may receive three awards during her undergraduate study.
The Nancy Lorraine Jensen Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Dr. and Mrs. Arthur S. Jensen in memory of their remarkable daughter. By age 35, when she died suddenly, Nancy had already distinguished herself as an outstanding chemical engineer whose work resulted in important advances within the field of weather satellite photography. It is the wish of Dr. and Mrs. Jensen to encourage young women to enter the field of science and engineering by offering scholarships in her memory.
a) The applicant must be an American citizen not younger than 17 and not older than 35 on the date that the scholarship application is submitted.
b) The applicant must be a current female member or the daughter or granddaughter of a current member of Sons of Norway, provided that such membership shall have been of at least three years duration on the date the application is submitted.
c) The applicant must be a full-time undergraduate who has completed at least one term (quarter/semester) of her studies after being accepted as a major either in chemistry, physics or in chemical, electrical or mechanical engineering. The grant is intended to be used for undergraduate study.
d) The applicant must have attained an SAT score of at least 1800, a math score of 60
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: April 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.