The goal of the Scholarship Fund has always been, and will continue to be, to aid the next generation; to give them opportunities that may have been originally and unfortunately taken away from them at some time in their early lives; and to invest in their future.
As the then Prime Minister, Einar Gerhardsen, of Norway said in a letter of thanks to the Association, “What is done today is also done for the future”. And not just our future, but our children’s future, the future of our community, of our countries, and of our world.
In 1948, the Sons of Norway Scholarship Fund Committee (no current affiliation) for the Norwegian Children’s Home came into being with the main purpose of: preparing children for a better future, so that they may have the opportunity for a happier and more useful way of life in their adulthood. They aimed to provide advanced education for the children, whether that be at colleges and universities, or a high level of vocational training. The only qualifications required of the students were that they:
We award the best and brightest applicants in a competitive pool every single year, based on merit, heritage, and overall need.
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