Torske Klubben Graduate Fellowship for Minnesota Residents

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Amount
Awarded

$15,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 17

Monday
Awarded By:

University of Minnesota - The Graduate School

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually based on the number of eligible applicants and available funding. Last year, three fellowships were awarded.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must have completed a minimum of one academic year in an eligible graduate program at the time of application.
  3. Must be enrolled at the University of Minnesota Graduate School.
  4. Must be an official resident of Minnesota.
  5. Must have an interest in or connection with Norway and/or its culture. Applicants should have a strong, mature, and clearly defined career interest in a specific field, with a sound research or study plan.

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

Description: This scholarship is open to Minnesota residents who have completed a minimum of one academic year at the University of Minnesota Graduate School. The fellowship is available to students who have an interest in or connection with Norway and/or its culture; applicants should have a strong, mature, and clearly defined career interest in a specific field, with a sound research or study plan.

Application requirements for the Torske Klubben Graduate Fellowship for Minnesota Residents are:

  • Application form
  • Transcript
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Project statement
  • Bio. statement
  • Fin. statement
Additional Information: The Torske Klubben, founded in 1933, is a Minneapolis luncheon club of men of Norwegian heritage who are deeply interested in Norway and Norwegian-American history and relationships. The overarching goal of the fellowship program is supporting future leaders. Applicants must be able to demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and high academic achievement. Preference will be given to students who earned their undergraduate degrees from a Minnesota college or university, or from a college founded by or associated with Norwegian-Americans, such as Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Torske Klubben is interested in supporting students of high academic achievement who show great promise of becoming leaders in their chosen profession and/or in the Norwegian-American community, who have a deep and abiding cultural and/or professional interest in Norway (in a historical or present-day context), and who convey a sensitivity to the future of Norway and Norway-America relationships. Need may be taken into account, all other factors being equal. Applicants will be notified of the outcome, in writing, by mid-April. Although recipients need not be in residence during the tenure of the fellowship (if, for example, they are conducting research at an off-campus location), they must be registered in the Graduate School for the full academic year.

Award Amount: The award is in the form of a $15,000 stipend for the academic year. For recipients without another source of tuition support, such as an assistantship, the Graduate School Fellowship Office will provide a tuition scholarship for full-time study for the academic year. Recipients are eligible to apply for a second year of support, but the award is not automatic.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $15,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, February 17

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, February 17

Applications are available online on the University of Minnesota (UM) Graduate School website. In addition to a completed application, each applicant must submit the following supporting documents: a project statement describing his/her research and study plan of up to three pages (detailed instructions on the UM website); a personal biographical statement of up to three pages (detailed instructions on the UM website); a one-page statement of financial support; undergraduate and graduate transcripts (not required to be official); and contact information for two recommenders. The applicant must submit the application online by 12:00 p.m. on the deadline date.
Contact: Alison Skoberg, Associate Director
Address: University of Minnesota Graduate School-Office of Graduate School Fellowships 314 Johnston Hall, 101 Pleasant St. S.E. Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

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