Norwegian Scholarships

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THE SCHOLARSHIPS

These scholarships are about getting first-hand experience of American culture and fostering bonds between the Nordic countries and the USA. You are expected to act as an ambassador for Norway during your stay in the USA and participate at events organized by the BVO. Upon return to Norway, you will become part of an alumni network of former scholars, where you will be invited to participate in post-scholarship events.
 

WHO CAN APPLY

  • Norwegian citizens between 21 and 27 years of age.
  • You are currently enrolled at a Norwegian university or college. It is recommended to have completed a Bachelor’s degree within your field by the time of departure.
  • You must be able to study, live and travel in the USA for the academic year of 2018-2019.
  • You are a person who loves making new friends, with a keen interest in international relations in general, and in America in particular.
  • You are a devoted  student, with great social skills, high values and integrity. Involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership experience or organizational work will be advantageous.
  • You have good academic records and fluent communication skills in English and Norwegian.
 

THE BRITTINGHAM VIKING ORGANIZATION

For over 50 years, the Brittingham Viking Organization (BVO) has provided Scandinavian & American students with unique scholarships for studies at the highly regarded University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) and across the Nordic Capitals.

In 1953 Thomas Brittingham Jr., a philanthropist and investor, initiated a scholarship program by bringing two students from each of the four Nordic countries to his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin, for one academic year. Tom believed that international understanding could be achieved by building personal relationships between people. The recipients of the scholarship, the Vikings, formed an alumni network, the Brittingham Viking Organization (BVO).

BVO scholars of today can be found in top positions in business, education, politics and government in the Nordic countries as well as in the United States. Every year, the Vikings meet at an annual convention to rekindle old friendships and discuss future endeavors.   This year, the 64th annual convention is held in Madison, Wisconsin.

 

 THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON

The city of Madison is the capital of Wisconsin and has about 200.000 inhabitants. Madison is dominated by the university and its more than 40.000 students.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, has an excellent reputation in a number of academic fields, including business, law, engineering, political science, medicine and sociology. The university was ranked amongst the top 20 in the 2012 Shanghai Ranking of World Universities.

University sports are an integral part of campus life and Madison is considered to be the best college sports town in the country. The UW-Athletics teams, the Badgers, are successful in multiple sports, including basketball, hockey and football with the autumn football games as the highlight of the season, with the whole city coming together to cheer in the 83.000 capacity football stadium.

Learn more about UW-Madison here.

The Scott & Ella Viking Scholarship

– An Academic Year in America
Study at one of the top U.S. universities and experience the true American college life. Visit members of a unique alumni network through extensive travels in the USA. Get an unrivaled opportunity to dive into American society and culture. 

 

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SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

  • Academic Year 2018-2019
  • Scholarship value covers travel expenses to and from Madison, tuition, accommodation and basic living expenses
  • Travel across the US visiting previous Viking scholars
  • Thousands of courses to choose from at UW-Madison

Apply Today

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

  • Summer 2018
  • Scholarship value covers travel expenses to and from Madison, tuition, accommodation and basic living expenses
  • Travel across the US visiting previous Viking scholars
  • Thousands of courses to choose from at UW-Madison

The WAA Scholarship

– A Summer in America
Study at one of the top U.S. universities and experience the true American college life. Visit members of a unique alumni network through extensive travels in the USA. Get an unrivaled opportunity to dive into American society and culture.