Youth and Scholarships

Youth Scholarship Opportunities

Oslo International Summer School: Located in Norway, this six-week intensive program, June to August, is designed to explore the Norwegian language and heritage through a rigorous academic program that is supplemented by field trips and activities designed to immerse participants in Norwegian culture. Two $1500 scholarships are awarded by the Foundation annually.  For more information contact, Sons of Norway, 1455 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55408. Or, e-mail them at

Skogfjorden: The Norwegian Language Village, located in Bemidji, Minnesota, is one of the many Language Villages sponsored by Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. One, two and four-week programs are offered throughout the summer for youngsters ranging in age from 7 to 18.  Information available shortly

Masse Moro:  This Norwegian Cultural and Heritage camp consists of two weeks of activities in July.  District Five owns and operates this camp.

Scholarships: There are many scholarships available for youth interested in increasing their knowledge of Nordic languages and heritage. Contact your local lodge for further information.

District 1 offers scholarships to the children and grandchildren of District 1 members.  Specific scholarships are the District 1 scholarship fund which can be used for Skogfjorden, other Nordic CLV programs and Masse Moro, and the Mikel Kartvedt scholarship, which is specifically for use at Skogfjorden.  District 1 Scholarships are obtained through individual lodges. For additional information about scholarships and for forms, check the District Scholarship webpage.

Other Youth Resources

Please check the Sons of Norway website under Member Benefits to download the Viking for Kids and Just for Kids activities.

Don’t forget to check under Member Resources for Cultural Skills activities that will interest kids of all ages!