Sons of Norway Vegas Viking Lodge 6-152
2013 Scholarship Application
Please fill out and mail before April 10, 2013.
You must be of Norwegian descent, a legal resident of Clark County, Nevada, at least a senior in high school and must maintain full-time student status to be eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship value is at least $500 and must be used for post-high school studies. Please print or type all information. All questions must be answered or designated as N/A if not applicable. Failure to answer the questions on this three-part, three-page application may negatively affect its evaluation.
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The application must be postmarked no later than
April 10, 2013, and sent to the Vegas Viking Scholarship Committee, Suzan Sibert, 5980 W. Alfred Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89108 in order to be eligible for selection:
Previous Vegas Viking scholarship winners:
photo by Lollo Sievert
2012 - Lodge Scholarships Go to 4 Excellent Local Students Vegas Viking has awarded $500 scholarships to four outstanding Clark County 2012 high school graduates. Besides earning top grade-point averages, they were chosen on the basis of well-written essays on their Norwegian heritage, impressive involvement in extra-curricular activities and financial need.
The awardees are Kyle Amundson, a graduate of Palo Verde High School who will attend the University of San Diego; Jessica Reed, a Spring Valley High School graduate who will attend Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa; Mikelle Torgesen, a Boulder City High School graduate who will attend Brigham Young University; and Alexandria VonMohr, a Northwest Career and Technical Academy graduate who will attend the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Funds for the scholarships came from lodge fund-raising events (including Granny’s Attic at the holiday bazaar, the Community Lutheran Church craft fair, garage sales and the lutefisk dinner) and private gifts. "We are pleased to be able to help these very worthy students," says scholarship committee cochair Suzan Sibert. "We just wish we could help more—each of them and more like them—because the need increases each year," says cochair Linda Kristensen. The other scholarship committee members are Heidi Kasama, Mike Hagen, John Holien and Alice Salvesen.
Five 2010 scholarship recipients were selected from 10 applications last year. They were chosen on the basis of their grades, financial need, involvement in extracurricular activities and the content and quality of their essays.
How the applicants expressed appreciation for their Norwegian heritage was another factor in their selection.
In the fifth year of awarding Vegas Viking scholarships, $2,500 was divided among these local students of Norwegian descent:
We hope to raise more money for scholarships in 2010. If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation, please make out a check to the Vegas Viking Sons of Norway Scholarship Fund and mail to:
Treasurer Warren Halvorsen
830 Kingston Springs Way
Las Vegas, NV 89123-3643