THE NORWEGIAN COMMERCIAL CLUB
This Fund is incorporated as a non-profit corporation under the revised code of Washington 24.03. The Fund is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in Section 501(c)(3). Donors may deduct contributions to the Fund as provided in Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRS Tax No. 91-1676907).
Objectives and Purposes of the Fund
To prepare young people who have an interest in Norwegian-American ideals with an education in civic and commercial activity that will benefit Seattle, Washington state, and the greater Pacific Northwest.
To promote education that will assist in, and encourage, the building of new industries and the expansion of old through training in accredited formal and vocational public and private schools in the northwestern United States, Canada and the Scandinavian countries.
To further the education of applicants interested in promoting the cultural and/or commercial relationships between the Scandinavian nations and the United States.
Evaluation of Scholarships
The applications for scholarships shall be judged on their merit alone. The applicant’s name is removed from all formal applications. Thus, the committee members when reviewing applications will avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest.
Expenses of the Fund
All expenses for the administration of the Norwegian Scholarship Fund shall be borne by the Norwegian Commercial Club (NCC). As a result, one hundred percent of all NCC scholarship funds are used for scholarships.
Officers of the Fund shall consist of the NCC Immediate Past President who will serve as President of the Scholarship Fund, together with a Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary as well as other trustees totaling no fewer than 3 and no more than 12.
Note To Members
If interested in participating as a member of the scholarship committee, contact the NCC President or NCC Scholarship Fund President. Articles of incorporation and by-laws are on file with your Club Officers and the Fund Manager. Board Members are elected once per year in May.
The Norwegian Commercial Club is offering scholarships through its Scholarship Fund. There will be minimum of four awards The first is a cash-only award sent to the educational institute of the award recipient. The second award is a cash award and one round trip airline ticket to Oslo, Norway for study in Scandinavia. The third award for is an NCC Fisheries Scholarship available to high school seniors or graduate students seeking to pursue a career in fisheries management or fisheries research in the Pacific Northwest or Alaska, or also to students in fishery technical schools, such as the Maritime Academy. The fourth scholarship is toward tuition and expenses for the International Summer School at the University of Oslo. The ISS scholarship is limited to students who live or attend school in Washington. Depending on the number of qualified candidates, the allocations may change without notice.
All application forms should be returned to:
2244 NW 56th St
Seattle, WA 98107
POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN April 26th, 2023
Scholarship recipients will be notified early May, and grantees will be expected to appear at the Norwegian Commercial Club’s May meeting on 2nd Thursday (May 11, 2023).
NOTE TO APPLICANTS
Scholarship awards are based generally on financial need, scholarship capability, activities of the applicant, and the objectives and purposes of the fund. The award may be used for tuition to a private or public school in the Pacific Northwest or Scandinavia or for travel to study in Scandinavia. The cash award will usually be disbursed to your school for application on tuition or school-related requirements.