Faithful to our mission and members.

The Sons of Norway Foundation is dedicated to funding activities that preserve and promote Norwegian heritage, positively affect members, and make Sons of Norway communities a more vibrant place to live. Be it through a student’s scholarship for study, a cultural exchange experience, or assisting lodges to provide quality programs and community events – the Sons of Norway Foundation is true to its mission.

Established in 1966, our focus and offerings have grown to include several categories of scholarships and four categories of grants. Our passion is focused on the following areas:

  • Creating opportunities for higher education as a means for success.
  • Showcasing our unique Norwegian heritage to wider audiences.
  • Exploring cross-cultural exchanges.
  • Providing humanitarian support to Sons of Norway members who are victims of natural disasters.

We have awarded $1,375,000 in scholarships, $390,000 in grants and more than $500,000 in humanitarian aid. Take a closer look at our efforts, the results, and opportunities to get involved on the following pages.

Core Values

  1. Building the heritage of the future
  2. Sustaining the link to contemporary Norway
  3. Committing to life-long learning and service
  4. Demonstrating compassion for those in need
  5. Funding innovative individuals and opportunities
  6. Fostering a cohesive community of generosity
Sons of Norway Foundation

The Sons of Norway Foundation was started to help fund community outreach, educational goals, humanitarian aid and cultural exchange. Watch the video to learn more.

Scholarships and Grants

See and overview of our Scholarship and Grant opportunities.

viking magazine scholarship winners

View this special feature from Viking magazine that features our 2018 scholarship recipients.