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Andreas Heiberg Scholarship
Application status: Closed

Monica Heiberg has established a scholarship program to assist students from the state of Washington who are planning to continue their undergraduate education pursuing a degree in a STEM field at a college or university in the state of Washington.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

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Andreas Heiberg was born and raised in a small town in southern Norway. In the 1960’s he came to the US as a bright young mechanical engineering graduate. Shortly thereafter he became involved in logistics planning and quickly became a respected name in polar research and exploration. Known for his intellect, Andreas was also a skilled woodworker. He was often called upon by his family to build or fix. Always eager for a challenge, he never ceased to amaze with his abilities. Andreas was a humble man, with great patience and an easy-going personality. He passed away in 2021 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Andreas was proud of his family, his heritage, and his career. This scholarship was established by his family to celebrate his life and enthusiasm for learning. Andreas would be gratified knowing he is helping deserving students continue their education.

Applicants to the Andreas Heiberg Scholarship must:

  • Be high school seniors or graduates, or current college undergraduates
  • Be pursuing a degree in a STEM field*
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university in the state of Washington for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Reside in the state of Washington

*Medical-related fields are not eligible.

Descendants and their spouses of Andreas Heiberg are not eligible.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $3,000 award. Up to 15 awards will be granted.

Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Recipients will be expected to send a note of appreciation to the sponsor.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified in late April.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the sponsor. Payment is made in early August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A 1,000 character essay*
  • An online recommendation

*Essay topic: How do you think that receiving this scholarship could make an impact and help you achieve your goals?

Financial need is not considered.

Assuming there are qualified applicants, preference will be given to applicants with Scandinavian heritage.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does the sponsor play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload an official copy of those test scores separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 5, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

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