SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships for various types of post-high school education are available from Skjold Lodge, District 5 (and District 1), Sons of Norway International and The Norwegian National League to assist students with their education.

Funds may also be available for MASSE MORO District 5 Summer Camp: Masse Moro is a Norwegian Heritage camp specifically created with a focus on sharing the history, arts, and rich culture of Norway with our youth. While there is a language component to the program, it is not a language immersion camp. Grants/Scholarships may be available.


Education can be expensive - Scholarships help.
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Skjold Lodge Scholarship

Skjold Lodge funds 2 different "book" scholarships:
*One directly from the lodge.
*One, funded by Skjold Lodge, is available from District 5.

SKJOLD LODGE BOOK SCHOLARSHIP:  An up to $1,000 (effective February 2017), education scholarship, intended to help a deserving student pay for their books.

GUIDELINES:
*Skjold Lodge 5-100 Sons of Norway, may award an annual scholarship for study at a college or technical school.  The scholarship will be in the amount of $500.00 unless otherwise decided by Skjold Lodge officers.  (We have awarded larger scholarships in the past, and even awarded 3 scholarships in the same year).

*The recipient of this scholarship must be a member of Skjold Lodge or be related to a member, such as a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, who has been a member for at least six months.

*Only one scholarship will be awarded to any one applicant in the same family in a calendar year.

*Applicants must have a grade point (GPA) of 2.5 or above.

*The deadline for applying for the scholarship is May 1st.

*Awarded scholarship checks will be issued directly to the school where the student has been accepted.

*Print a copy of the Skjold Lodge Scholarship Application Form directly from your browser, and then click "back" on the browser to return to this page.

*The form includes instructions on where to send the completed form.



Other Scholarships

SONS OF NORWAY DISTRICT 5

*District 5 offers the Cyrus K. Wittrock book scholarship funded by Skjold lodge.

*District 5 offers other scholarships in addition to the one funded by Skjold Lodge.  Details for all scholarships are available at the District 5 web site.

SONS OF NORWAY INTERNATIONAL
Sons of Norway, through its Foundation, offers several different scholarships. One award is for 50% of the tuition of one semester for up to three years. The scholarships, generally ranging up to $2,000 help worthy students persue their educational dreams. There are several different types each with a different focus of how the money can be used. You may wish to support students who: are military veterans, have high educational achievement in the sciences, or are attending school in Norway for example.  Members of Skjold Lodge have received them.
 

NORWEGIAN NATIONAL LEAGUE

Multiple scholarships are offered. One objective of the Norwegian National League is to encourage children to investigate and learn about our rich cultural heritage. Scholarships and cash prizes are available to children of Norwegian descent residing in the counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, McHenry and Will for award winning essays and drawings.
 

GRANTS

MASSE MORO - DISTRICT 5 HERITAGE CAMP: Financial assistance may be available from several different sources. Learn more at the Masse Moro web site.

MASSE MORO SKJOLD LODGE/DISTRICT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
*HOW IT WORKS: 1). Campers must be children or grandchildren of Skjold Lodge members. 2). If Skjold Lodge is able to provide funds to assist the camper, District V will match that amount up to $150.

*HOW TO APPLY:   1). At the Masse Moro website under "District V Matching Funds" print and complete the "lodge endorsement" form. 2). Mail the form to:

Scholarship Director
Skjold Lodge
4616 Kings Walk Dr. Apt. 1D
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-1951

If Skjold Lodge is able to provide funds, we will complete the form and submit it to District V for them to approve their matching funds.