Nancy Lorraine Jensen Memorial Scholarship Fund

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Application Deadline

March 1

Awarded By:

Sons of Norway Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. Last year, three scholarships were awarded.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must not be younger than 17 and not older than 35 on the date that the scholarship application is submitted.
  3. Must be enrolled full time.
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  5. Must be a female.
  6. Must have an SAT score of 1800 or higher, an SAT math score of 600 or higher, OR an ACT score of 26 or higher.
  7. Must major in chemistry, physics, or chemical, electrical or mechanical engineering.
  8. Must have completed at least one term (quarter/semester) of her studies at time of application.
  9. Must be a member OR the daughter or granddaughter of a member of the Sons of Norway. The membership must be of three or more years duration as of the date that the application is submitted.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: U.S. female undergraduate students between the ages of 17 and 35 who are majoring in chemistry, physics, or chemical, electrical, or mechanical engineering are eligible for this award. Each student must be a member or the daughter or granddaughter of a member of the Sons of Norway; such membership must have been of three or more years in duration on the date the application is submitted.

Application requirements for the Nancy Lorraine Jensen Memorial Scholarship Fund are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letters (3)
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: The Nancy Lorraine Jensen Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Dr. and Mrs. Arthur S. Jensen in memory of their remarkable daughter. By age 35, when she died suddenly, Nancy had already distinguished herself as an outstanding chemical engineer whose work resulted in important advances within the field of weather satellite photography. It is the wish of Dr. and Mrs. Jensen to encourage young women to enter the field of science and engineering by offering scholarships in her memory. The key criteria for selection are the following: essay (including clarity of study plan); letters of recommendation; and academic potential and evidence of ability to succeed. The winners are selected by a committee appointed by the President of the Sons of Norway Foundation. Notification of the award will be made within 10 weeks of deadline.

Award Amount: The award will be no less than 50 percent of tuition for one term (quarter or semester) and no more than 100 percent of the tuition for one year. The award is offered annually and is non-renewable. Students may reapply, and may receive three awards during their undergraduate study.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $5,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 1

Applications are available online from the Sons of Norway Foundation website. Each student must provide an essay of 500 words or less in the online application summarizing how this scholarship will help her achieve her educational dreams and further her career goals and how she will share this experience with the Sons of Norway or community-wide audiences. Each student must also provide contact information for three people who will submit letters of recommendation on her behalf. One of the letters must be from dean or head of her department stating her declared major. The letters of recommendation must be submitted via email to [email protected]; the student's name and scholarship for which she is applying must appear in the subject line. Each student must also submit an official copy of her latest high school or college transcript. All application components must be submitted by the deadline date.
Contact: Cindy Olsen
Address: 1455 W. Lake St. Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

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