The Independent Order of Vikings runs a competitive annual Grand Lodge scholarship program, benefiting current, active Viking members who are seniors in high school and pursuing higher education.
The Viking Scholarship Fund was established on June 14, 1963 at the Grand Lodge Meeting held in Boston, Massachusetts. A Scholarship Committee of at least three (3) members shall be appointed by the Grand Chief and Vice Grand Chief to manage the Viking Scholarship Fund and to award yearly scholarships of not less than $250.00.
The Viking Scholarship Fund consists of monies received from fund raising events, donations or bequeaths from members, IOV lodges, friends of Vikings and accumulated interest on investments.
An independent review panel of current and former educators adjudicates the awards. The value of the annual (non-renewable) scholarship is determined annually by the Executive Council, as is the number of scholarships to be awarded. The current award is $1,750.00. Funds may be applied to any education-related expense.
Annual Grand Lodge Scholarship winners are recognized in the September issue of the Viking Journal.
To apply for a Grand Lodge Scholarship, please see the Scholarship Rules and Forms.