Each year the history department awards two outstanding history students from a pool of applicants. Applications for the Haatvedt and Norby Scholarships should be made separately, although students who are eligible for both scholarships may send in a single application, noting in their cover letter the desire to be considered for both awards.
Who is eligible?
Applicants for both awards must plan to return to Luther for the year following the date of application. All history majors, who will return as seniors, with a minimum 3.5 GPA in their history courses, are encouraged to apply for the Haatvedt Scholarship. All history students, with a minimum 3.5 GPA in their history courses, are encouraged to apply for the Norby Scholarship. Students should have completed a minimum of twelve credits of history coursework at Luther at the time of application.
What do I need to do?
Please submit a cover letter and resume. Please use this as an opportunity to develop a cover letter and resume appropriate for a job application. In your future, you will tailor your cover letters to the specific job or award application you are submitting them to. For these particular awards, please read the “Why Study History” page and reflect on what you’ve achieved thus far in your study of history and how you plan to use your history education in the future.
We strongly recommend you visit the Career Center and workshop your application there. You are also encouraged to ask your academic advisor or a member of the history faculty for their input on your application.
When is it due?
Applications are due as email attachments to Brian Caton by March 1 at 5:00 p.m.