Norwegian National League offers scholarships for youth of all ages

  • Norwegian National League of Chicago presents scholarship awards at a previous Norwegian Constitution Day Parade in Park Ridge.

    Norwegian National League of Chicago presents scholarship awards at a previous Norwegian Constitution Day Parade in Park Ridge. Courtesy of Norwegian National League of Chicago

 
 
Updated 1/25/2022 3:37 PM

The Norwegian National League of Chicago is offering scholarships and cash prizes to deserving students who are of Norwegian heritage residing in the counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, LaSalle, McHenry and Will.

The first scholarship for $1,000 will be awarded to a high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has been accepted by a college or university. Also, a $100 cash prize will be awarded to a high school student in ninth to 11th grade, and a $50 cash prize will be awarded to a student in fifth through eighth grades.

 

Finally, a $25 cash prize will be awarded to a student in first through fourth grade.

To qualify, older students must submit an original essay on the topic "Your Family's Norwegian Heritage" and the students in grade first through fourth must submit an original drawing depicting a Norwegian topic.

Entries must be postmarked by March 1, 2022.

The Norwegian National League is an umbrella organization for all Norwegian cultural, athletic and fraternal organizations in the Chicago area and sponsors a Norwegian Constitution Day Parade in Park Ridge, a Leif Erikson Celebration, and "Christmas Around the World" at the Museum of Science & Industry.

For scholarship information and applications, visit the Norwegian National League website at www.nnleague.org or contact Tom Maxson at (847) 297-1656 or email tjmax@wowway.com.

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