The Norwegian National League of Chicago is offering scholarships and cash prizes to deserving students 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 who has been accepted by a college or university. Also, a $100 cash prize will be awarded to a high school student in ninth through 11th grade and a $50 cash prize will be awarded to a student in fifth through eighth grade. 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 first through fourth grade must submit an original drawing depicting a Norwegian topic. Entries must be postmarked by March 1.
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 and Industry.