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YEARBOOK 2012 WITH ANNUAL REPORT 2011 Norge-Amerika Foreningen The Norway-America Association Since 1919


Ekofisk-senteret i dag

Samspill i 40 nye år For 40 år siden kom Norges første oljeproduksjon i gang – fra Ekofisk-feltet. Gjennom samspill er det til nå skapt verdier for rundt 1790 milliarder kroner fra dette og de andre feltene i Ekofisk-området. Nå investerer vi i videreutvikling av feltene – og forbereder de neste 40 årene.

Vi ser framover – og nordover. Vi har ambisjoner om å vokse på norsk sokkel og fortsatt være en nøkkelspiller.

ConocoPhillips er et internasjonalt integrert energiselskap med aktivitet over hele verden. Hovedkontoret ligger i Houston, Texas. Virksomheten i Norge ledes fra selskapets kontor i Tananger utenfor Stavanger. ConocoPhillips er en av de største utenlandske operatørene på norsk sokkel. Selskapet står bak driften av feltene i Ekofisk-området og har eierandeler i felter som Heidrun, Troll, Statfjord, Visund, Oseberg, Alvheim og Grane.


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The Norway-America Assosiation is grateful to its sponsor group THE NORWAY-AMERICA ALLIANCE Leif Høegh Stiftelse AWilhelmsen Management AS Conoco Philips Ferd AS Johma DA Jotun AS Heidenreich Fred Olsen & Co CORPORATE MEMBERS Eiendomsspar AS HCA Melbye AS Cappelen Strømstangen Hewlett-Packard Norge AS Q-Free Citi ICG Storebrand DNB Selvaag

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CONTENTS A Year of Celebration and New Opportunities

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A summary of the year and a look ahead from the President of the Board.

■ Reports from the Field

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Read what our scholarship recipients say about their experiences abroad.

Annual Report 2011

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The Board’s report on last year’s activities and accomplishments.

Auditor’s Report 2011

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A message from NORAM’s auditor.

Financial Statement 2011

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A full overview of all the funds administered by NORAM.

■ ■ ■ Scholarships Recipients 2011-2012

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The complete list of last year’s awards and recipients.

The Norway-America Association

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Who we are.

The Norway-America Association ■ Norge-Amerika Foreningen Yearbook 2012 With Annual Report 2011

DESIGN Gisle Lyng-Vagstein, DeTuria Design

PUBLISHER The Norway-America Association, Rådhusgaten 23 B, NO-0158 Oslo, Norway Tel: +47 23 35 71 60, E-mail: info@noram.no www.noram.no

PRINT Zoom Grafisk COVER PHOTO 2011-12 Scholarship Recipient Stine Solibakke. photo nadav kochavi

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Patron of the Norway-America Association His Majesty King Harald V

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PHOTO CATHRINE WESSEL, DET KONGELIGE HOFF


A Year of Celebration and New Opportunities LAST YEAR MARKED THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION, NORAM’s sister organization in the United States. Since its beginning in New York City in 1911, The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) has served as the leading cultural and educational link between the United States and the Nordic countries. The ASF was the first nongovernmental society to have as its sole purpose the enhancement of international understanding through educational and cultural exchange. We at NORAM would like to congratulate our colleagues at the ASF, and look forward to many more years of valuable cooperation across the Atlantic. NEW SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR NORWEGIAN STUDENTS: In connection with ASF’s 100th Anniversary, DNB ASA has pledged $250,000 to support Norwegians who intend to pursue master level studies in Business Administration and Finance in the United States. The first candidates will begin their programs in the fall of 2012, and will be attending one of the top twenty American graduate schools of business. The fellowships were announced by Kristin H. Holth, Executive Vice President and General Manager for DnB ASA, New York Branch. The awards are administered through NORAM’s Graduate- and Research Scholarship Program, and the next application deadline is January 5, 2013. NORAM CONTINUES TO MODERNIZE: In 2011, we switched to an electronic newsletter, as well as an online membership fee payment system. Our aim is to become as modern and efficient as possible, so that we can do more of what we do best: coordinate and administer scholarships for bright, young students, and provide impartial advice on studies in North America for students and their parents. ARE YOU A NORAM ALUMNUS? If so, we need your help in order to help others reach their dreams! Become a member, or make sure to continue your membership. Share the story of how your NORAM scholarship helped you finance your studies in the US or Canada. Tell relatives and friends about our services. You may even want to become a sponsor. The Norway-America Association is a small, nonprofit organization – for us, every contribution makes a big impact. A CHANGE OF LEADERSHIP: After serving NORAM for more than three years, our Executive Director, Lasse Espelid, has decided to leave his position with NORAM. Mr. Espelid has accomplished to bring NORAM great steps forward, in cooperation with the Board and the administration. His last working day with NORAM was April 30, 2012. A new Executive Director has been recruited. Hanne Aaberg is a dynamic lady with an educational background from the US, and a strong background from international business. She is devoted to continue the positive development of NORAM, with the particular goal of increasing our visibility in the public eye.

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Masterstudenter til USA Bachelorstudenter til USA Lærerkurs i USA Amerikanere til Norge

REPORTS FROM THE FIELD

Nadia Mannai received a scholarship from Pacific Lutheran University through NORAM’s Undergraduate Scholarship Program. Nadia writes: “I can truly say that studying in the U.S. has had a big impact on me..., I assumed it would be pretty similar to the Norwegian culture. But I soon found out that it was not the case. Because when you actually visit a new country and take part in its culture on a day to day basis, you start to realize how important the small differences can be.” Here she is visiting the Hoover Dam in Nevada. PHOTO NADIA MANNAI YEARBOOK 2012 THE NORWAY-AMERICA ASSOCIATION

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REPORTS FROM THE FIELD

Reports from the Field What is the ROI of a scholarship? We wish we had a formula, but the outcomes far exceed quantitative measures. Scholarships help pay for tuition and rent, with tangible results: Diplomas, practical knowledge, international networks, published research papers, and scholarly cooperation. Then there are the intangibles: increased cultural understanding, personal growth, friendships, and experiences that last a lifetime. Read on for excerpts from some of the reports submitted by the 2011-12 NORAM scholarship recipients.

Alyssa Anderson Scolarship Marshall Fund Recipient. Level Ph. D. Field Aquatic Entomology, Conservation Biology. University NTNU

MY RESEARCH PROJECT FOCUSED on small species with big sensitivity, using DNA to identify aquatic insects and enhance aquatic biological monitoring. Aquatic insects are often chosen as the main component of these assessments because they exhibit a wide range of responses to water quality. Thanks to the Norwegian Marshall Fund, I was able to return to Trondheim this past January to work with Drs. Ekrem and Stur to finalize the work on this project. As a result of this return visit, we completed our species descriptions and molecular analyses, and prepared a manuscript to submit for publication. My research stay in Norway also provided a chance to begin discussing and developing ideas for future research collaboration. We are very appreciative of these opportunities provided by support from the Norwegian Marshall Fund. â– 

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Alyssa Anderson in the field, collecting specimens for her research.

Alyssa Anderson in the lab, studying the various species of aquatic insects used in her research.

Nicholas L. Balascio Scolarship The Marshall Fund Level Ph. D. Field Geology/paleolimnology University Tromsø University Museum

Nicholas Balascio studied ancient Viking settlements in the Lofoten Islands during his stay in Norway.

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I WANTED TO study environments around the prominent Viking settlements of the Lofoten Islands and the potential for using my research to reconstruct landscape changes associated with early human occupation of this area. I used support from the Norwegian Marshall Fund to meet and work with archaeologist from the Tromsø University Museum and the Lofotr Viking Museum this past summer. Thank you for your support and the opportunity to pursue this research project. The chance to meet with archaeologists in the field this past summer was extremely valuable to developing this international collaboration. We already have two proposals pending for more collaborative research in northern Norway and it was this grant that allowed this initial meeting to take place so that our ideas could be developed. ■


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Ida Jaarvik Hetland Scolarship ASF’s Mathilde Aas Memorial Scholarship Level Master Level Field International Education University New York University

Ida Jaarvik Hetland studies International Education at New York University. PHOTO IDA JAARVIK HETLAND

BEING A STUDENT IN the US and at NYU has given me opportunities I could only dream of, and I will be forever grateful for as I embark on a new journey when I now graduate. It is extremely expensive to study in the US, and if it wasn’t for NORAM I would never have had the opportunity to move across the Atlantic. The scholarship of $18,000 paid my living expenses for the whole academic year – and I am forever grateful that NORAM recognized my potential and made the decision to support my academic endeavors in the US. I wish everyone had the same opportunity; it is a lifechanging experience I will always remember. If I have the means later in life, I hope to give someone else the same opportunity as I was given as a young and curious student from a small town in Norway. Thank you! ■

“ If it wasn’t for NORAM I would never have had the opportunity to move across the Atlantic” Ida Jaarvik Hetland

Geir Atle Bore Scolarship ASF’s Andrew E. & G. Norman Wigeland Fund Level MBA Field Business Administration University University of Virginia

DARDEN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS at the University of Virginia is a unique community, where everyone understands that networking is extremely important now and for the future career, so most people do a significant effort to get to know everyone. This creates a very outgoing and friendly community. As a way to give back to Darden and everyone at my school I have, together with my Danish friend, developed a week trip with activities in Copenhagen, boat to Oslo with sightseeing, and a planned trip to Stavanger (my home town), to see the Pulpit Rock and to experience the fjords. We see this as a great way to teach young Americans about our region and hopefully they will spread the word even further if they have a great time! ■

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Andreas Marø Scolarship NORAM’s King Olav V Stipend and Ragnhild Marianne Løkens Education Fund Level MBA Field Business Administration University Cornell University

LOOKING BACK, I’M EXTREMELY glad I put in the grueling effort of applying to a US business school. It has paid off handsomely, both personally and professionally. I’ve made new friends for life, developed unrivalled business skills and landed my dream private equity job in Oslo. Going forward, I hope to be able to convince and help other Norwegians to get out of their comfort zone and apply for graduate studies in the US. So they, too, can have the same great experiences that I’ve had. ■

“ I’ve made new friends for life, developed unrivalled business skills and landed my dream private equity job in Oslo” Andreas Marø

Andreas Marø in front of Sage Hall, Cornell University. PHOTO ANDREAS MARØ

Inger Lise and JonRolf Næss braving the The Ledge, a transparent glass box at 1,353 feet (412 meters) on Chicago’s Willis Tower. PHOTO INGER LISE AND JON-ROLF NÆSS

Inger Lise and Jon-Rolf Næss Scolarship American Studies Institute for ScandinavianNordic Educators University Luther College

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FOR THE FIRST TIME in many years, my husband and I had the opportunity to go on an educational holiday together. Apart from lectures and social activities we also went on some really interesting excursions. During our stay, we also received the terrible news about the terror in Oslo and Utøya. We were impressed with all the Americans who gave us their sympathy, days and weeks after the attacks, even strangers in the underground and on the streets. We would like to thank The Norway-America Association and Orion-stiftelsen so much for their stipend. It gave both of us the opportunity to spend 4 most interesting weeks in the USA where we have learnt more about the USA than on any other course! We recommend this course to everyone, and it should be a must for all teachers of English and Social Sciences. ■


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Stine Solibakke Scolarship ASF’s Andrew E. & G. Norman Wigeland Fund Level MBA Field Business Administration University University of Chicago

MY TWO YEARS AT The University of Chicago Booth School of Business opened the doors to new opportunities both academically and personally. I’ve been able to interact with peers and faculty from more than 50 countries and I’ve learned that politics, business philosophy and general world views are influenced by cultures and backgrounds leading the way to fruitful debates. Chicago Booth’s motto is “challenge everything” and I’ve learned that there is no such thing as a free lunch – I’ve had to present and defend my arguments and business ideas inside and outside the classroom. ■

“ Chicago Booth’s motto is “challenge everything” and I’ve learned that there is no such thing as a free lunch ” Stine Solibakke

Christian Strømmen Scolarship Level Master Degree Field Human Computer Interaction University Carnegie Mellon University

COMPARED TO MY UNDERGRAD, the educational atmosphere at Carnegie Mellon appears much more focused on creating your own future, and is so much more open to people trying new approaches. There’s this constant push to evaluate your ideas and - if you find them interesting enough - to give them a try and see where it takes you. The social aspects and the networking have exceeded even my wildest expectations. Just the opportunity to be working with so many brilliantly talented, optimistic, and forward-looking people has made this journey worth it all on its own. The friendships and contacts that I have made these last few months will last me a lifetime, both on a personal level and professionally. ■

Tora Thuland and friends enjoying a day off at the beach. PHOTO: TORA THULAND

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Torstein Jystad Scolarship Undergraduate Scholarship Program Level Bachelor Degree Field Environmental Sciences University Luther College

ACADEMICALLY I FIND Luther to be challenging, but that only reflects the high quality of the classes. Compared to my Norwegian high school, I now work a lot more with homework after classes and in the evenings. Challenging as it might be, it helps me to learn more. College simply forces me to work even harder than what I was used to which has given me benefits both academically and as a person. The biggest difference from Norway is that I feel my professors challenge me to think more creatively which helps me to become a better student. ■

“The biggest difference from Norway is that I feel my professors challenge me to think more creatively.” Thorstein Jystad

Nadia Mannai Scolarship Undergraduate Scholarship Program Level Bachelor Degree Field Art University Pacific Lutheran University

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA.

AN EXCITING THING ABOUT PLU is all the resources and extracurricular activities they offer. I am currently an officer in the International student Club and a part of the step team (Lute Nation). With the step team I get to travel and reach out to the community with performances at local high schools and middle schools. Another great thing about PLU is all the opportunities to study abroad; I have applied to study five months in Trinidad and Tobago in the spring of 2013. I am really enjoying my time here and I feel that I am growing personally, academically and socially, and I am looking forward to continue to grow.■

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Maren Asbjørnsen ScolarshipUndergraduate Scholarship Program Level Bachelor Degree Field Marketing University California

IN ADDITION TO SCHOOL I’m also a part of CLU’s Golf team, which is really exciting. The best part is that I get to experience amazing and memorable things both in California and other states, because of all the traveling. I am learning new things every day; I have become more confident in myself. This opportunity NORAM has given me is extraordinary and I am so grateful for everything - highly recommended! ■

Lutheran University

“ Learning about the American way of organizing their society, also made me learn more about the Norwegian way of organizing our society.” Marianne Aasum

Marianne Aasum Scolarship American Studies Institute for ScandinavianNordic Educators Level Field University Luther College

Teachers back in the classroom: participants in the Luther College summer institute paying close attention during a lecture. PHOTO SIGRID HEIER

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THIS SUMMER I SPENT two and a half weeks in the USA, and it turned out to be the best summer of my life. The lectures were great, and I’ve learned a lot about the political system in the USA, the American Education System, the American Healthcare System, the Amish, and The Native Indians. Learning about the American way of organizing their society, also made me learn more about the Norwegian way of organizing our society. The course made me able to compare the different systems, and to see advantages and disadvantages in both of them. As a teacher I know for sure that I will take advantage of all the things I’ve learned this summer. Thank you so much for giving me this knowledge about the American culture, and for giving me the opportunity to participate in this course. ■


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Heidenreich Enterprise L.P.

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ANNUAL REPORT Ida Jaarvik Hetland spent the summer of 2011 as an intern at the UN in Geneva, as part of her MA in International Development Education at New York University. Her international engagement has led to the foundation of a charitable organization, Idas Hjelpefond, providing aid to children in Guatemala. YEARBOOK 2012 THE NORWAY-AMERICA ASSOCIATION

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The Norway-America Association

Annual Report 2011 The importance of the Norway-America Association’s work was in 2011 demonstrated by record numbers of scholarships distributed to post-graduate and research projects, to graduate students, to undergraduate students, to professional development programs, to teachers and politicians, to internship programs, and more. The importance of our rôle as advisor and source of information was also clearly demonstrated throughout the year, with many visitors and many external events.

MISSION

The mission of the Norway-America Association is to strengthen ties between Norway and North America through educational and cultural exchange. We work to fulfill this goal through our 10 Scholarship Programs and the Training Program, in addition to our rôle in distributing many scholarships from other institutions in USA and Norway. NORAM shares both office space and Executive Director with Norwegians Worldwide (NWW), a nonprofit organization that works to strengthen cultural and personal ties between Norway and Norwegians abroad. NORAM also works closely with the AmericanScandinavian Foundation (ASF), Thanks to Scandinavia, Inc, the American and Canadian Embassies in Oslo, U.S.-Norway Fulbright Foundation, ANSA, SIU, American College of Norway, AmCham, Research Council of Norway, and others.

SCHOLARSHIPS

In 2011, the Norway-America Association awarded 91 scholarships amounting to NOK 4.240.482 (approximately USD 737.000) through its scholarship

programs. In addition, NORAM helped 10 Norwegians acquire visas for internships and traineeships in the U.S. NORAM is pleased to note that the interest in studying or pursuing research in North America is clearly on the rise, and the number of applications is going up. We are currently receiving more qualified applications than we are able to support. Detailed financial statements, as well as lists of scholarship recipients and amounts, can be found on the following pages. The table below provides a quick overview of the scholarships awarded through our programs in 2011.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Also in 2011, the total cost of operating the Association, was covered by our group of Sponsors, and by our Corporate and Private members. We are very grateful to all of you for this support, which you generously render because you believe in the importance of what we are doing and what we are accomplishing.

ACTIVITIES

In addition to the daily management of the Association’s ten scholarship programs, the other programs that we distribute scholarships from, and one trainee/internship program, etc. , NORAM performs an important rôle also as a source of information for anyone interested in studying in North America. In addition to information on the various scholarship programs, NORAM offers accurate, unbiased, comprehensive, objective and timely information about educational institutions in the United States and Canada, and also guidance to students, parents and guardians, high school advisers,

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NORAM BY NUMBERS Scholarships awarded through NORAM’s programs in 2011

Number of Scholarships and interns/trainees:

Scholarship amounts (NOK):

NORWEGIANS TO USA: Undergraduate stipend 23 1 717 232 Awards for Graduate Studies and Research in USA: 0 ■ Norway-America Association Awards 4 145 000 ■ American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) Awards 28 1 872 750 ■ Thanks to Scandinavia, Inc.’s Cash Grants 1 110 000 ■ The Nansen Fund, Inc.’s John Dana Archbold Stipend 1 55 000 Alf and Bergljot Kolflat Award for Architects and Engineers 1 24 000 Ambassador Stuart: Award for Norwegian Politicians to the U.S. 0 0 ASF’s Professional Development Award 1 16 500 Awards for Norwegian Teachers to the U.S. 15 150 000 Trainees/Internships 10 0 AWARDS FOR AMERICANS TO NORWAY: Norwegian Marshall Fund 7 Norwegian Thanksgiving Fund 0 American Civilization Lecturing Fund 0 Total NOK:

and others on how best to access those opportunities. Through seminars, school visits, and fairs NORAM reaches a wide audience in Norway. Daily, the Association receives requests by e-mail, telephone, and in person from individuals interested in studies in the U.S. and Canada. US-Norway Task Force: The Norway-America Association continues to work with its partners to increase international exchange between Norway and North America. Throughout 2011, the Association participated actively in the US-Norway Task Force for Educational Exchange, together with the US Embassy, the US-Norway Fulbright Foundation, the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU), the Association of Norwegian Students Abroad (ANSA), the American Chamber of Commerce, AFS, Youth for Understanding and the American College of Norway. EDUCATIONAL FAIRS: NORAM was again represented at student fairs in Oslo and Stavanger. NORAM was invited by the U.S. Embassy to participate in their stand, “Yes to US”, together with the Fulbright Foundation and

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American College of Norway. Education in the U.S. is a popular topic for students visiting these fairs, and the stand received a lot of visitors. SCHOOL VISITS: NORAM is actively reaching out to students interested in studying in the U.S. In 2011, NORAM visited several upper secondary schools (videregående skoler) in the greater Oslo area and in Stavanger. VISITS FROM U.S. UNIVERSITIES: NORAM is a natural point of contact for U.S. university representatives visiting Norway. During 2011, several representatives from members of the NORAM Undergraduate Scholarship visited our offices, as well as representatives from universities that are not affiliated with our program. SEMINARS: NORAM is a sought-after partner for seminars on study opportunities in the U.S., aimed at various audiences, including high school students, graduate students, school advisers, and parents. During 2011, NORAM participated in seminars in Oslo,


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Hønefoss, and Stavanger. Presentations covered topics such as overviews of the U.S. education system; best strategies for applying to graduate schools in the U.S.; sports scholarships in the U.S.; as well as information about our own scholarship programs.

cooperated on a networking event for newly returned alumni of US and Canadian universities. More than 50 guests participated in the event, which featured speaker Sarah Ouakim from Monster, Norway and focused on career development.

CULTURAL EVENING: On March 31, NORAM and the U.S. Embassy invited NORAM’s sponsors and other associates to a cultural program at the Ambassador’s residence. The event showcased the Association’s many programs by featuring notable NORAM Alumni. Toralv Maurstad performed an excerpt from Peer Gynt, while Thor Kleppen Sættem gave a humorous presentation on his time in Washington, DC as a Stuart Fellow. The documentary film “More than Meets the Eye” by Marshall Fund recipient Gorham “Hap” Kindem was shown. Finally, the audience was treated to a worldclass piano recital by Marshall Fund recipient Josephine Hsieh. NORAM would like to thank Ambassador Barry B. White and Mrs. Eleanor White for hosting this very special evening in their home.

TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS GET-TOGETHER: Each December, NORAM invites its scholarship recipients, members of the Association, Board members, and other friends, to our traditional “Julegløgg.” Guests enjoy traditional mulled wine (“gløgg”) and cookies in our office overlooking the Oslo harbor.

DEPARTURE SEMINAR FOR THE 2011-11 UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS: On May 5th, NORAM continued the tradition of arranging an annual departure seminar for the students selected for the undergraduate scholarships. Almost 20 students (and some parents) attended. During the seminar, previous scholarship recipients talked about their experiences, and a U.S. professor currently in Oslo talked about the difference between the Norwegian and the American classroom. ALUMNI EVENT: On October 20th, NORAM and the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham)

INTERNATIONAL TRAVELS

NAFSA Conference in Vancouver, Canada: In June, Tove Lain Knudsen, Director of Scholarships, attended the NAFSA 2011 Annual Conference and Expo in Vancouver. The conference brings together more than 8,000 professionals in the field of international education. After the conference, Tove visited NORAM’s member school Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. American-Scandinavian Foundation Centennial: In October, Lasse Espelid and Tove Lain Knudsen attended the 100th Anniversary Celebration of NORAM’s sister organization in the U.S., the American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF). The celebration culminated in a gala dinner at the Hilton Hotel, with more than 1,000 guests, including royals and heads of state from all the Nordic countries. The dinner was followed by a seminar, during which the Denmark-America Foundation, the League of Finnish-American Societies, the IcelandicAmerican Society, the Norway-America Association, and the Sweden-America Foundation together presented ASF with a gift – a facsimile of the first printed map of Scandinavia and the North. Representatives from NORAM, together with ANSA, the Fulbright Office, and the US Embassy in Oslo participated in the 2011 Holmenkollen Relay Race as “Team EducationUSA.”

PHOTO ANNE CHARLOTTE LINDBLOM

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THE ANNUAL MEETING

The Association held its Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony at the Høyres Hus conference center on June 20. The event was attended by many of the scholarship recipients, and approx. 50 guests. Country Director of Google Norway, Jan Grønbech gave an engaging lecture on the “Google Story.” Former NORAM scholarship recipient and acclaimed classical guitarist Lars Rosvoll gave a musical interlude. The following Board members were elected in 2011: Hans Melbye was elected as Chair, following Per DitlevSimonsen. Liv Elin Hjelmeland was elected as new Vice Chair. Idar Kreutzer, Berit Henriksen, and Olav Selvaag were elected new members of the Board, following Per Ditlev-Simonsen, Johan H. Andresen, Teresita Alvarez Bjelland, and Biørn Biørnstad. The Board requested the permission to fill the last seat on the Board at a later time.

STAFF

NORAM maintained a permanent staff of four (three part time and one full time) throughout the year, albeit with some changes. Lasse Espelid continued in his position as the Executive Director, a position that is split between the Norway-America Association (25%) and Norwegians

Worldwide (75%). Tove Lain Knudsen continues her job as Director of Schol­arship Programs (100%). The Association’s accountant is Carl Bonnevie (20%). Maria Vang Ormhaug joined the association in January of 2011 as NORAM’s Sponsor Contact, sharing her time between NORAM (40%) and Norwegians Worldwide (60%). NORAM has also had the pleasure of hosting two student interns during 2011, Vibeke Müller and Anne Marthe Ellefsen.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

We enjoy a good working environment in our organization, with little sick leave. Our activities as an organization are not detrimental to or pollute the environment. There is no discrimination in our organization.

A WORD OF THANKS

Our financial result and our distribution of more scholarships than ever, as well as our continued high level of activity would not be possible without contributions from our faithful sponsors. We are deeply grateful for each of these generous gifts, as well as the support of our corporate and individual members and our cooperating partners.

Oslo, March 22, 2012

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Per Ditlev-Simonsen, H.M. King Harald, and Johan H. Andresen, Sr at NORAM’s 90th anniversary dinner in 2009. At the dinner, Mr. Andresen was made appointed honorary member of the Association in gratitude for his longstanding support. PHOTO TOVE LAIN KNUDSEN

IN MEMORIAM: Johan H. Andresen sr., 1930 – 2011 It was with great sadness that we learned about the death of Johan H. Andresen, Sr. on April 28th, 2011. Johan H. Andresen, Sr. was actively engaged in giving young people the opportunity to study in the U.S. To the very end, he worked to give others the same educational opportunities that he himself had enjoyed . Mr. Andresen was a board member of NORAM for 16 years, from 1995 until the day he died. From 1999-2008 he was President and Chairman of the Board. On October 8, 2009, he was appointed an honorary member of the Association, in connection with NORAM’s 90th anniversary. The appointment was made during a celebratory dinner hosted by Mr. Andresen in his own home, where NORAM’s Royal Patron H.M. King Harald was among the guests. In addition to his positive engagement in all aspects of NORAM’s work, he was also a major financial supporter. His support has, among other things, helped dozens of Norwegian teachers attend the annual summer institutes for Scandinavian educators at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. The Norway-America Association is very grateful for the support and hard work of Johan H. Andresen, Sr. He has left a permanent and positive legacy in the Association’s history and activities. Our warmest thoughts go to his family and close ones.

For The Norway-America Association Hans Melbye President

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FINANCIAL STATEMENT

Financial Statement 2011 THE NORWAY-AMERICA ASSOCIATION

2010 2011 INCOME Høegs stiftelse, gift NOK 200 000 NOK 200 000 Membership, sponsors NOK 1 358 852 NOK 1 250 127 Administrative contributions NOK 202 498 NOK 216 300 Miscellaneous income NOK 218 855 NOK 153 383 TOTAL INCOME NOK NOK 1 980 205 NOK 1 819 810 EXPENSES Office expenses NOK 1 871 185 NOK 1 809 119 Scholarship committee NOK 8 148 NOK 8 301 TOTAL EXPENSES NOK 1 879 702 NOK 1 817 420 Profits NOK 100 503 NOK 2 390 BALANCE, DECEMBER 31 ASSETS Bonds NOK 1 500 000 NOK 1 000 000 Current assets NOK 1 120 216 NOK 2 074 853 Equipment NOK 1 NOK 1 TOTAL ASSETS NOK 2 620 217 NOK 3 074 854 LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL Short-term debt NOK 247 160 NOK 849 406 Capital, December 31 NOK 2 373 057 NOK 2 225 447 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL NOK 2 620 217 NOK 3 074 853 THE BOARD OF THE NORWAY-AMERICA ASSOCIATION YEARBOOK 2012 THE NORWAY-AMERICA ASSOCIATION

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THE KING OLAV V SCHOLARSHIP FUND

2010 2011 Income NOK 73 080 NOK 96 935 Expenses NOK 14 229 NOK 64 401 Profit NOK 58 851 NOK 32 534 BALANCE, DECEMBER 31 Assets NOK 2 174 567 NOK 2 197 101 Capital, January 1 NOK 2 105 716 NOK 2 164 567 Profit NOK 58 851 NOK 32 534 Capital, December 31 NOK 2 164 567 NOK 197 101 Accounts payable NOK 10 000 NOK 10 000 Total capital and liabilities NOK 2 174 567 NOK 2 197 101 PER DITLEV-SIMONSEN, CHAIRMAN, DENISE P RINGNES

THE NORWAY-AMERICA FRIENDSHIP FUND

2010 2011 Income NOK 673 530 NOK 148 864 Expenses NOK 10 095 NOK 844 291 Cash Benefits NOK 150 000 NOK 300 000 Profit NOK 513 435 NOK -995 427 BALANCE, DECEMBER 31 Assets NOK 4 715 463 NOK 3 720 036 Capital, January 1 NOK 4 202 028 NOK 4 715 463 Profit NOK 513 435 NOK -995 427 Capital, December 31 NOK 4 715 463 NOK 3 720 036 KARL-EDWIN MANSHAUS, CHAIRMAN, TOVE K. MIDELFART, SIV S. OFTEDAL

THE ALF AND BERGLJOT KOLFLAT SCHOLARSHIP FUND

2010 2011 Income NOK 51 808 NOK 78 847 Expenses NOK 9 260 NOK 43 545 Scolarship Profit NOK 42 548 NOK 35 302 BALANCE, DECEMBER 31 Assets NOK 1 946 621 NOK 1 976 923 Capital, January 1 NOK 1 899 073 NOK 1 941 621 Profit NOK 42 548 NOK 35 302 Capital December 31 NOK 1 941 621 NOK 1 976 923 Accounts payable NOK 5 000 Total Capital and Liabilities NOK 1 946 621 NOK 1 976 923 PER DITLEV-SIMONSEN, CHAIRMAN, DENISE P RINGNES 30

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THE AMERICAN CIVILIZATION LECTURER FUND

2010 Income NOK 6 936 Administration Scholarship NOK 10 000 Expenses NOK 930 Surplus NOK 6006

2011 NOK 18 427 NOK 8 000 0 NOK 1 020 NOK 9 407

BALANCE, DECEMBER 31 Assets NOK 430 390 NOK 445 972 Capital, January 1 NOK 424 384 NOK 420 390 Profit NOK -3 994 NOK 9 407 Capital, December 31 NOK 420 390 NOK 429 797 Accounts Payable NOK 10 000 NOK 16 175 Capital and Debt NOK 430 390 NOK 445 972 PER DITLEV-SIMONSEN, CHAIRMAN, ARNE WILHELMSEN, JARL ULVIN

THE FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL FUND

2010 2011 Income NOK 8 996 NOK 10 336 Expenses NOK 2 891 NOK 1 230 Profit NOK 6 105 NOK 9 106 BALANCE, DECEMBER 31 Assets NOK 356 557 NOK 365 663 Capital, January 1 NOK 350 452 NOK 365 557 Profit NOK 6 105 NOK 9 106 Capital, December 31 NOK 356 557 NOK 365 663 PER DITLEV-SIMONSEN, CHAIRMAN DENISE P RINGNES

THE NORWAY-AMERICA ASSOCIATION JUBILEE FUND

2010 2011 Income NOK 4 463 NOK 10 082 Expenses NOK 930 NOK 1 093 Profit NOK 3 463 NOK 8 989 BALANCE, DECEMBER 31 Assets NOK 234 999 NOK 243 988 Capital, January 1 NOK 231 536 NOK 234 999 Profit NOK 3 463 NOK 8 989 Capital, December 31 NOK 234 999 NOK 243 988 PER DITLEV-SIMONSEN, CHAIRMAN, DENISE P RINGNES

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THE THANKSGIVING FUND

2010 2011 Income NOK 23 828 NOK 33 639 Expenses NOK 13 719 NOK 16 635 Scholarship NOK 12 000 NOK 15 000 Profit NOK 9 755 NOK 17 004 BALANCE, December 31 Assets NOK 699 090 NOK 731 094 Capital, January 1 NOK 689 335 NOK 699 090 Profit NOK 9 755 NOK 17 004 Capital, December 31 NOK 699 090 NOK 731 094 PER DITLEV-SIMONSEN, CHAIRMAN, DENISE P RINGNES

THE AMERICA-NORWAY HERITAGE FUND

2010 2011 Income NOK 67 322 NOK 98 881 Expenses NOK 15 392 NOK 12 812 Profit NOK 51 930 NOK 86 069 BALANCE, DECEMBER 31 Assets NOK 2 233 055 NOK 2 327 124 Capital, January 1 NOK 2 178 793 NOK 2 223 055 Surplus 2008/2009 NOK 51 930 NOK 86 069 Capital December 31 NOK 2 223 055 NOK 2 309 124 Accounts Payable NOK 10 000 NOK 18 000 Capital and Debt NOK 2 233 055 NOK 2 327 124 PER DITLEV-SIMONSEN, CHAIRMAN, DENISE P RINGES, LISBETH BØ HÅVERSTAD

THE ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINE’S SCHOLARSHIP FUND

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Income NOK 41 864 NOK 63 204 Scholarship NOK 70 000 NOK 0 Expenses NOK 4 259 NOK 8 290 Profit/loss NOK- 32 395 NOK 54 914 BALANCE, DECEMBER 31 Assets NOK 1 565 811 NOK 1 620 725 Capital, January 1 NOK 1 598 207 NOK 1 565 811 Profit/loss NOK 32 395 NOK 54 914 Capital, December 31 NOK 1 565 811 NOK 1 620 725 ARNE WILHELMSEN, CHAIRMAN, JANNIK LINDBÆK, PER DITLEV-SIMONSEN

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THE NORWEGIAN MARSHALL FUND Income Expenses Scholarships Profit

2010 NOK 221 835 NOK 54 410 NOK 110 000 NOK 57 425

2011 NOK 272 154 NOK 59 824 NOK 150 000 NOK 62 330

BALANCE, DECEMBER 31 Assets NOK 6 669 854 NOK 6 712 184 Capital, January 1 NOK 6 562 429 NOK 6 619 854 Profit NOK 57 425 NOK 62 330 Capital, December 31 NOK 6 619 854 NOK 6 682 184 Accounts payable NOK 50 000 NOK 30 000 Capital and debt December 31 NOK 6 669 854 NOK 6 712 184 TERJE EMBLEM, CHAIRMAN, TORE AMUNDSEN,TOVE VEIERØD

THE KING OLAV V BIRTHDAY FUND

2010 2011 Income NOK 103 600 NOK 125 138 Expenses, including stipends NOK 50 688 NOK 75 183 Profit NOK 52 912 NOK 49 955 BALANCE, DECEMBER 31 Assets NOK 3 473 712 NOK 3 513 667 Capital, January 1 NOK 3 410 800 NOK 3 142 712 Profit NOK 52 912 NOK 39 010 Capital December 31 NOK 3 463 712 NOK 3 513 667 Accounts payable NOK 10 000 Capital, December 31 NOK 3 473 712 NOK 3 513 667 ANNE VIIG POULSSON, CHAIRMAN, DENISE P RINGES

RAGNHILD MARIE LØKEN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

2010 2011 Income NOK 43 880 NOK 52 677 Expenses NOK 14 743 NOK 55 035 Surplus NOK 29 137 NOK -2 358 BALANCE, DECEMBER 31 Assets NOK 1 605 371 NOK 1 598 013 Capital, January 1 NOK 1 571 234 NOK 1 600 371 Profit NOK 29 137 NOK -2 358 Accounts Payable NOK 5 000 Capital, December 31 NOK 1 605 371 NOK 1 598 013 PER DITLEV-SIMONSEN, CHAIRMAN, DENISE P RINGNES YEARBOOK 2012 THE NORWAY-AMERICA ASSOCIATION

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Simen Østmo is a PhD student in archaeology at Arizona State University. He joined a research team doing fieldwork in the remote eastern Hadar basin of Ethiopia. “The fieldwork was an incredible experience and is something that I will remember for the rest of my life. This experience really highlighted to me how smart it was to attend an American university that has an anthropology and archaeology department with faculty of significant international stature that can provide opportunities such as this one.” PHOTO SIMEN ØSTMO

2011-12 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

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Masterstudenter til USA Bachelorstudenter til USA LĂŚrerkurs i USA Amerikanere til Norge

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SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENS 2011-2012

Awards for Norwegians to the U.S. AWARDS FOR GRADUATE STUDY AND RESEARCH IN THE U.S. Each year, the Norway-America Association administers up to 35 grants for graduate studies and research in the U.S. The program consists of scholarships and awards from several organizations and scholarship funds, but is administered as one unified program by NORAM in order to make the application process simpler for the applicants.

■ ■ ■ NORWAY-AMERICA ASSOCIATION AWARDS

Hans-Petter Grav (Saupstad) Scholarship fund: Ragnhild Marianne Løkens Education Fund NOK 10.000. PhD-directed studies in History at Washington State University. Marte Hustveit Hauge (Bergen) Scholarship fund: Ragnhild Marianne Løkens Education Fund NOK 10,000. Master-level studies in Law at American University, Washington Semester Program. Nils Christian Langtvedt (Oslo) Scholarship fund: King Olav V Birthday Fund Award NOK 60,000. Visiting Scholar in International Law at Columbia University. Andreas Marø (Oslo) Scholarship fund: King Olav V Stipend and Ragnhild

Marianne Løkens Education Fund NOK 65,000. Master-level studies in Business Administration at Cornell University. ooo

■ ■ ■ AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION AWARDS

Geir Atle Bore (Stavanger) Scholarship fund: Andrew E. & G. Norman Wigeland Fund USD 5,000. Masters in Business Administration at University of Virginia - Darden School of Business. Line Kildal Bragstad (Oslo) Scholarship fund Norway House Foundation USD 14,000. Research Fellow in Nursing - Elderly Care research at University of California San Francisco, UCSF. Kristin Breivik (Oslo) Scholarship fund: Andrew E. & G. Norman Wigeland Fund USD 19,000. Masters in Art - Interaction Design at School of Visual Arts.

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Liv Buli (Oslo) Scholarship fund: Sather Fund USD 12,000. Masters in Journalism, Print at New York University. Jørgen Berle Christiansen (Helgeroa) Scholarship fund: Andrew E. & G. Norman Wigeland Fund USD 2,000. Masters in Mathematics - Finance at New York University.

Aleksander Karlsen (Oslo) Scholarship fund: Andrew E. & G. Norman Wigeland Fund USD 20,000. Masters in Business Administration at Columbia Business School. Anne Guro Larsmon (Oslo) Scholarship fund: Norway House Foundation USD 13,000. Masters in Art - Studio Art, MFA at California Institue of Arts .

Rune Dahl Fitjar (Stavanger) Scholarship fund: Norway House Foundation USD 5,000. Visiting Scholar in Political science, regional development and innovation at University of California, Los Angeles.

Guro Lindviksmoen (Oslo) Scholarship fund: Norway House Foundation USD 2,000. Masters in Nursing - Health sciences/ oncology at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Øydis Gadeholt (Oslo) Scholarship fund: Mathilde Aas Memorial Scholarship USD 4,000. Masters in Engineering - Materials Science at University of Pennsylvania.

Ingvild Felling Meyer (Oslo) Scholarship fund: Andrew E. & G. Norman Wigeland Fund USD 16,000. Masters in Public Health at New York University, School of Medicine.

Anna Guttormsgaard (Slependen) Scholarship fund: Andrew E. & G. Norman Wigeland Fund USD 20,000. Masters in Film - Cinematic Studies at Columbia University. Rune Haugseng (Sandnes) Scholarship fund: Andrew E. & G. Norman Wigeland Fund USD 2,000. PhD in Mathematics - Algebraic Topology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Karen Havelin (Bergen) Scholarship fund: Andrew E. & G. Norman Wigeland Fund USD 9,000. Masters in Creative Writing at Columbia University. Ida Jaarvik Hetland (Bryne) Scholarship fund: Mathilde Aas Memorial Scholarship USD 18,000. Masters in Education - International Education, Development at New York University.

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Morten Platou (Oslo) Scholarship fund: Andrew E. & G. Norman Wigeland Fund USD 19,000. Masters in Law - International taxation law at Georgetown University. Hilde Ruus (Bergen) Scholarship fund: Andrew E. & G. Norman Wigeland Fund USD 5,000. Masters in Law - International Litigation at New York University. Nor Shahab (Oslo) Scholarship fund: Norway House Foundation USD 7,500. AEGD in Dentistry at UCLA. Stine Solibakke (Ålesund) Scholarship fund: Andrew E. & G. Norman Wigeland Fund USD 18,000. Masters in Business Administration at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENS 2011-2012

Christina Sundal (Gothenburg) Scholarship fund: Haakon Styri Scholarship USD 18,000. PhD in Medical Sciences - Neurology (HDLS) at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida. Eva Kristine Swenson (Moss) Scholarship fund: Haakon Styri Scholarship USD 10,000. Masters in Dentistry - Advanced Education in General Dentistry at University of Connecticut, Farmington. Andreas Anderssen Tjeldflaat (Husnes) Scholarship fund: Andrew E. & G. Norman Wigeland Fund USD 15,000. Masters in Architecture at University of Pennsylvania School of Design. Simen Østmo (Fenstad) Scholarship fund: Andrew E. & G. Norman Wigeland Fund USD 10,000. PhD in Archeology at Arizona State University. Victoria Bugge Øye (Stavanger) Scholarship fund: Andrew E. & G. Norman Wigeland Fund USD 18,000. Masters in Architecture - Architectural and urban theory at Columbia University. Elnor Gasanov (Hønefoss) Scholarship fund: Johan Jørgen Holst Award Andrew E. & G. Norman Wigeland Fund USD 13,000.Andrew E. & G. Norman Wigeland Fund Masters in International Relations - Global Studies at Brandeis University. Mari Jørstad (Høvåg) Scholarship fund: Mathilde Aas Memorial Scholarship Crown Princess Märtha Friendship Fund NOK 6,000.Crown Princess Märtha Friendship Fund PhD in Theology at Duke University. Christian A. Strømmen (Ålesund) Scholarship fund: Andrew E. & G. Norman Wigeland Fund Crown Princess Märtha Friendship Fund USD 20,000.Crown Princess Märtha Friendship Fund

Masters in Computer Science - Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University. Asle Bertheussen (Harstad) Scholarship fund: King Olav V Fund King Haakon VII Scholarship USD 20,000.King Haakon VII Scholarship Masters in Business Administration at Wharton, University of Pennsylvania. Thanks To Scandinavia, Inc.’s Cash Grants Ida Dokk Smith (Oslo) USD 20,000. Masters in International Affairs - Energy and Environment at Columbia University. The Nansen Fund, Inc.’s Cash Grants Christian Stahr (Yven) Scholarship fund: John Dana Archbold Stipend USD 10,000. Masters in Musical Theatre Writing at New York University. Alf and Bergljot Kolflat Award for Architects and Engineers Viggo Pedersen (Trondheim) Scholarship fund: Alf and Berglijot Kolflat Fund NOK 24,000. Course in Engineering at Emerson Process Management, IA. ooo

■ ■ ■ THE AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION’S AWARD FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE USA

This award is for established professionals with a minimum of 3 years work experience, who intend to conduct special research or educational training for further advancement in their field. The award enables professionals to spend any period of time up to 3 months in the US pursuing professional study or research. Fellows have worked on obtaining skills in their field that were uniquely available from an American institution, such as a research technique or training in their field. Two awards of up to USD 5,000 can be awarded each year.

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Per Gunnar Røe (Asker) NOK 3,000. Professional Development in Urban Studies, Urban Planning, Human Gepgraphy at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). ooo

-covering up to 80% of total expenses. A total of 23 students have been awarded scholarships through this program for the 2011-12 academic year, at a total of NOK 1 717 232.

■ ■ ■ THANKS TO SCANDINAVIA, INC.’S INSTITUTE IN AMERICAN STUDIES FOR SCANDINAVIAN EDUCATORS AT LUTHER COLLEGE, DECORAH, IOWA

Member Schools 2011 CANADA Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

From its beginnings in 1964, when 25 Norwegian teachers attended, this summer course on American society has grown to include educators from all five Nordic countries. Thanks to the generous contributions from several sponsors, including the Nansen Fund, Inc; ORION Stiftelsen; the U.S. Embassy Norway, Eckbos legater, Utdanningsforbundet; as well as private individuals, NORAM was able to offer each participant a scholarship of NOK 10,000 to help cover the cost of travel and attendance. Marianne Aasum (Snåsa) Ann Kristin Amundsen (Kristiansund) Birgit Synnøve Bugten (Ås) Birgit Mentzen Fossheim (Sandnessjøen) Gunnhild Hanem (Stavanger) Mette Enger Hansen (Larvik) Sigrid Heier (Grindvoll) Cathrine Hustad (Trondheim) Heggstad Inga (Loddefjord) Hans-Helge Johnsen (Finnsnes) Jon-Rolf Næss (Hovden) Inger Lise Næss (Hovden) Kristina Talberg Pettersen (Finnsnes) Bente Sjøboden (Skien) Lise Solem (Molde) ooo

■ ■ ■ UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

This program is for Norwegian students interested in studying at the undergraduate level in the United States. Currently, 20 undergraduate colleges and universities offer scholarships to Norwegian students through this program. These scholarships are not cash grants, but are credited towards tuition, fees, and room and board-

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USA Albion College, Albion, MI Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA Clark University, Worchester, MA Concordia College, Moorhead, MN Creighton University, Omaha, NEOK Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI Lewis & Clark College , Portland, OR Linfield College, McMinnville, OR Luther College, Decorah, IAOK Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN Michigan Tech. University, Houghton, MI North Park University, Chicago, ILOK Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WAOK State University of New York (SUNY) Plattsburgh, NY St. Olaf College, Northfield, Eugene, OR University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN USA Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Tom-Erik Rørheim (Trondheim) Hilde Salen (Trondheim) California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California Maren Asbjørnsen (Kristiansand) Pia Åsen Gudmundsen (Versterøy) Stine Natås Hauger (Rasta) Bjørn Langseth (Kristiansand) Rebekka Larsen (Kopervik) Emily McDonnell (Oslo) Anniken Kristine Stensland (Drøbak) Joakim Bergem Tandberg (Hokksund) Tora Thuland (Oslo) Jesper Cato Vik (Oslo) Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts Johannes Christian Krokeide Kolberg (Gjøvik) Kent Vidar Helle Vorland (Kristiansand S) Luther College, Decorah, Iowa Torstein Clausen Jystad (Kolbotn) Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington Nadia Mannai (Oslo) Emil Øyen Mårstad (Rælingen) Sandra Peggy Ofori (Stavanger)


SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENS 2011-2012

Nicolai Farstad Olsen (Vollen) Karen Marie Oseland (Stavanger) State University of New York, Plattsburgh, NewYork Bendik Kristoffer Torp Hansen (Båstad) University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon Christian Nicholas Ramm (Hosle) University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota Elise Johnsen (Hommelvik) ooo

■ ■ ■ THE PRACTICAL TRAINING PROGRAM

Through The American-Scandinavian Foundation’s (ASF) Training Program, Norwegian students and young professionals have the opportunity to gain practical onthe-job experience in their field. The same opportunity is available to US citizens for training in Norway. Ten Norwegians have received assistance with their visas for practical training and professional development in the USA in 2011: Synne Hestenes Brustad (Oslo) Internship in Architecture at Andrew Berman Architect, New York, NY. Sigurd Finseth (Oslo) Internship in Design at The Cuban Council, . Rim Ghebremariam (Oslo) Internship in Social Science at Aniz, Inc., Atlanta, GA. Kari-Anne Bøe Jakobsen (Sandnes) Internship in Marketing/Public Relations at VisitNorway, New York, NY. Matilde Liestøl (Høvik) Internship in Marketing/Public Relations at Urban Outfitters, Inc, Philadelphia, PA. Erlend Lindstad (Heggedal, Oslo) Internship in Architecture at OBRA Architects, New York, NY. Helene Megaard (Oslo) Internship in Business Relations at Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (NACC), New York, NY. Pia Dyrendahl Staven (Tiller (Trondheim) Internship in Architecture at Vamos Architects, Brooklyn, NY. Jan Philip Stensrud (Oslo) Internship in Architecture at Manifold Architecture Studio PLLC, New York, NY. Eirik Velum Vagli Østbye (Hammerfest) Internship in Architecture at SLAB Architecture PLLC, New York, NY. ooo

■ ■ ■ AWARDS FOR AMERICANS TO NORWAY THE NORWEGIAN MARSHALL FUND The Norwegian Marshall Fund was established in 1977 as a gesture of appreciation of the fundamental importance of the Marshall Plan for Norway during the reconstruction of Europe after World War II. The Fund was made possible through contributions from Norwegian individuals and corporations as an expression of gratitude to the people of the United States. A total of NOK 150 000 was awarded to the following seven Americans in 2011:

Alyssa M. Anderson (Lake Crystal, MN) Scholarship fund: Marshall-Fondet NOK 15,000. PhD in Aquatic Entomology, Conservation Biology at Museum of Natural History and Archaeology at NTNU. Nicholas L. Balascio (Brattleboro, VT) Scholarship fund: Marshall-Fondet NOK 15,000. PhD in Geology/paleolimnology at Tromsø University Museum. Arthur Bass (Audubon, PA) Scholarship fund: Marshall-Fondet NOK 30,000. Research Fellow in Fish Biology at Centre of Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, UIO. Sarah Bobbe (Wake Forest, NC) Scholarship fund: Marshall-Fondet NOK 30,000. Masters in Marine Biology and Management at UiB. Mark H. Hermanson (St. Paul, MN) Scholarship fund: Marshall-Fondet NOK 20,000. Visiting Scholar in Environmental Chemistry at UNIS, Norwegian Polar Institute . Courtney Luckhardt (South Bend, IN) Scholarship fund: Marshall-Fondet NOK 30,000. PhD in Early Medieval History at Center for Medieval Studies, UiB. Valerie Puleo (Lincoln, RI) Scholarship fund: Marshall-Fondet NOK 10,000. Internship in International Relations at The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative International Secretariat. ooo

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The Norway-America Association Norge-Amerika Foreningen 2011 PATRON H.M. King Harald V

AUDITOR Bente Wilhelmsen, Registered Public Accountant

HONORARY MEMBERS Johan H. Andresen, Ragnhild Galtung, Richard Netter, Arne Wilhelmsen

COOPERATING ORGANIZATIONS Denmark-America Foundation - Danmark-Amerika Fondet League of Finnish-American Societies-Suomi-Amerikka Yhdistysten Liitto r.y. Icelandic-American Society-Islensk-Ameriska Felagid Sweden-America Foundation - Sverige-Amerika Stiftelsen The American-Scandinavian Foundation The Canadian-Scandinavian Foundation Thanks To Scandinavia, Inc. The Nansen Fund, Inc.

BOARD Hans Melbye, President and Chair Hallgrim Berg, Berit L. Henriksen, Liv Elin Hjelmeland, Idar Kreutzer, Denise Ringnes, Olav H. Selvaag, Jarl Ulvin SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE Terje Emblem, Chair Tore Amundsen, Per Ditlev-Simonsen, Oddbjørn Knutsen, Halvor Mehlum, Sigrid Brevik Wangsness. SECRETARlAT Lasse Espelid, Executive Director Tove Lain Knudsen, Director of Scholarship Programs Carl Bonnevie, Accountant Maria Vang Ormhaug, Sponsor Contact Vibeke Müller, Student Intern Anne Marthe Ellefsen, Student Intern

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The Norway-America Association Norge-Amerika Foreningen KEY FIGURES 2011

10 scholarship programs with funds from 25 different sources to 91 students, teachers, scholars, and interns at 46 universities and other host institutions in Norway and the U.S. A total of NOK 4,2 million awarded

JOIN THE NORWAY-AMERICA ASSOCIATION TODAY! MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS: Personal Membership Member: NOK 300 Supporter: NOK 300 - 1.000,Business Membership Business Member: NOK 10.000 - 50.000,Sponsor Sponsor: NOK 50.000 - 250.000,-

The Norway-America Association plays an active role in strengthening ties between Norway and the United States and Canada by supporting educational exchange. We rely on the support of our members and sponsors to administer approx. NOK 4.2 million annually. When you become a member of The Norway-America Association, you take part of a history spanning more than 90 years of academic exchange between Norway and North America. Thanks to the support from contributors like you, more than 90 Norwegians and Americans can fulfill their dream of spending all or parts of their education abroad. To become a member, simply make your contribution payable to our bank account: 7020.05.00170. Please remember to include your full name and address.

Your support is vital for us to continue our important work.

Norge-Amerika Foreningen The Norway-America Association Since 1919

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Yearbook 2012 with Annual Report 2011  

The Norway-America Association (NORAM) Yearbook 2012 with Annual Report 2011

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