Norwegian National League of Chicago Scholarships

Organization Overview:
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, Will and Kendall for award-winning essays and drawings.

Website: Norwegian National League of Chicago Scholarships

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Available scholarships are intended for 1st – 4th, 5th & 6th, 7th & 8th, 9th – 11th grades in addition to 12th-grade high school Seniors of Norwegian descent
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Reside in the following counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Kendall, McHenry or Will

Supporting Documents:

  • Completed and signed application
  • An original, hand-drawn picture of a Norwegian topic (1st – 4th-grades ONLY)
  • Essay Required for 5th – 12th-grade students; Research and write a paper on the topic “Your Family’s Norwegian Heritage” (300 – 500-word minimum)

1st – 4th-grade Application ($25 Award): Download Here
5th & 6th-grade Application ($50 Award): Download Here
7th & 8th-grade Application ($50 Award): Download Here
9th – 11th-grade Application ($100 Award): Download Here
12th-grade Senior Application ($1,000 Award): Download Here

Those writing essays will want to download, read and follow our Scholarship Writing Guide

Renewable: No
Open to DREAMers: No
Contact Information: Carol Hoidahl at