Bursaries & Grants

The SONS OF NORWAY FOUNDATION IN CANADA provides direct and designated grants to support educational programs for post-secondary students and to support cultural and recreational activities for Sons of Norway Lodges, affiliate groups and individuals. It should be noted that funding for all bursaries and grants is available only to Canadian individuals, organizations and Lodges.

Types of Funding

You can apply for various types of funding, including the following. (PDF files require Acrobat Reader to view and complete. If you are experiencing difficulties opening a form, click here to upgrade to the newest version.of Acrobat Reader.)

  • Cultural Grants - Lodges & Affiliate Groups Open or Close

    Cultural grants may be awarded to Sons of Norway lodges or affiliate groups to assist in covering some of the event costs.

  • Tormod Rekdal Cultural Grant - Individuals Open or Close

    The Tormod Rekdal Cultural Grant provides financial assistance to persons taking courses or workshops. Preference is given to those who will pass on their skills to others.

  • Post-Secondary and Trade Grants Open or Close

    Post-secondary and trade grants are funded through the Foundation General Fund. The post-secondary grant program is for undergraduate studies at Canadian institutions. Only studies towards the first degree or diploma will be considered in this program. Awards can also be granted for those in apprenticeship programs. Awards are normally $800 for undergraduate studies and $400 for apprenticeship program participants. No more than three awards can be awarded to any one individual.

  • Lysne Rosemaling Grant Open or Close

    The Lysne Rosemaling Grant supports workshops for people wanting to learn or upgrade their Rosemaling skills. People who plan to teach Rosemaling skills to others will also be considered.

  • Humanitarian Support Open or Close

    The Humanitarian Support Fund provides financial support to people who have suffered catastrophic losses to their homes, home inventory or properties.

    This Fund is designed to help individuals or groups make tax deductible donations to persons suffering catastrophic losses. Lodges and affiliate groups are encouraged to contact a Board member if they are aware of members who have suffered a catastrophic loss. 

    To make a donation to the Humanitarian Support Fund:

    • complete CF006 - Donation Form, being sure to select "Humanitarian Relief Fund" in Part 1.
    • Submit the Donation Form, along with your donation by mail to:

      Erik Brochmann, Treasurer
      32412 Ptarmigan Drive
      Mission, BC V2V 5R5

      Note: Cheques must be payable to the SONS OF NORWAY FOUNDATION IN CANADA.


    • provide you a receipt for incame tax purposes
    • ensure the required documentation is in place prior to forwarding the funds to the recipent
      • authorize the establishment and establish the duration of each funding project
      • be in receipt of a grant application on behalf of the person suffering the loss and signed by the lodge/sponser group preseident and secretary
      • review the request 
      • forward the donations to the recipient
  • Folkehøgskole Bursary Open or Close

    The Folkehøgskole Bursary provides financial assistance to applicants who will be attending Folkehøgskole in Norway. Applicants can receive up to CDN $750.00 each depending on the number of applicants. In order that applications can be considered, notification of acceptance at the school must be included with the application.

  • Oslo International Summer School (ISS) Bursary Open or Close

    To be eligible for an ISS Bursary, applications to attend ISS must be made to:

    Oslo International Summer School
    Saint Olaf College
    1520 Saint Olaf Avenue
    Northfield, MN 55057-1098 [1-800-639-0058
    e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    When applicants have been notified of acceptance by ISS, they can apply to the Sons of Norway Foundation in Canada for a financial grant. Applicants can receive up to a maximum of CDN $750.00 each, depending on the number of applicants.

  • Karel and Bjarne Thorshaug Norwegian Studies Bursary Open or Close


    This bursary provides financial assistance for undergraduate students enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution who are taking classes in Norwegian Language, History or Culture. In order to be considered for this bursary, at least 20% of the course load must be in these classes.

    Lodges and Lodge Groups

    Based on funding availability, financial assistance may also be provided to Canadian Sons of Norway lodges or lodge groups that offer classes or workshops in Norwegian Language, History and/or Culture.

    Available Amount

    Each year, the Board of Directors will determine the amount available for bursary awards and/or grants in this category.

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