Bernt Anker Sons of Norway Scholarship 2017


Scholarship Overview

Bernt Anker, Sons of Norway member since 2005, feels deeply that college students without parents should have the same opportunity and support as students who come from a two parent household. It is thanks to Mr. Anker’s generosity that this four-year scholarship is possible.

Who can apply:

  • American citizens who have applied to or are enrolled in an accredited, four-year, post-secondary institution or a two-year community college with the intent of continuing toward an undergraduate degree in the US.
  • Those who have a certificate of completion from high school or are about to graduate from high school.
  • Those who are between the ages of 17-25 years old.
  • Preference will be given to students without parents or to students raised by single parents.
  • Candidates may only receive two Sons of Norway scholarships in a five-year period.


  • A short autobiography, 150 words or less
  • An essay of 500 words or less
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • For students without parents: We require one recommendation letter verify your situation, on institutional letterhead from either:
    • your high-school guidance counselor, or
    • an official office of your college (such as the financial aid or bursar’s office).*For a full set of the scholarship criterial please see the full scholarship guidelines

How do I apply?

Applications are only accepted via our online portal at

What is the deadline for this scholarship?

The deadline for submission of the completed application and all required elements is APRIL 10, 2017.

Full scholarship guidelines.

(Revised 02/2017)

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