Leif Erikson Lodge announces 2015 scholarships

The Leif Erikson Lodge Educational Foundation has announced several scholarship opportunities for local youth for 2015.

For more detailed information about each scholarship check out the scholarship website. Applications are available online or by visiting the Lodge’s office at 2245 NW 57th St.

The following scholarships are being offered in 2015:

  • Camp Trollhaugen Endowed LEL Scholarship Award with the Youth Camp Program for District 2, Sons of Norway, provides the recipient with a scholarship for 25% to the fee for the camp.
  • Douglas Warne Vocational Scholarship is funded from an endowment established by Past President of Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001, Douglas Warne. An award is given to an eligible person 18-25 years old attending or planning on attending an accredited technical, trade, or vocational program in Washington State. The amount of the award for 2014 was $1,500.
  • Queen and Princess Scholarship Program awards two young women who represent the lodge as its Queen and Princess an award of $1000 or $400 respectively. The winners will represent Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001, Sons of Norway, in at least five events of their choosing during the year.
  • Youth Camp Instructor/Counselor Grant for persons who can provide a positive camp experience for young people participating in the District Two Sons of Norway Youth Camp Program. To be eligible for the Youth Camp Instructor/Counselor Award, the applicant must be either: 1) a student who is accepted by or attending an accredited college/university in a Scandinavian Studies Program, OR 2) a student who is accepted by, or is attending any other college/ university program with an interest in Scandinavian heritage and culture, OR 3) any member in good standing of Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001, Sons of Norway, who demonstrates a knowledge or interest in Scandinavian heritage and/or culture.
  • Youth Leadership Award is for one young person planning on attending an institution of higher learning or trade school. The amount of the award is $1,000. To be eligible for the Youth Leadership Award: the applicant must be a member in good standing of Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001, Sons of Norway; or be a close relative of a member, in good standing; the applicant must be a United States citizen not younger than 18 and not older than 25 on the date the award application is submitted; and the applicant must not have previously received this award.

The applications, supporting documents, and recommendations must be postmarked by March 31, 2012 to the Educational Foundation at Leif Erickson Hall (2245 NW 57th St Seattle, WA 98107).

Contact Heidi Ludeman (Larsen) at (360) 927-1194 or heidi.ludeman@gmail.com with application questions.

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