AKER SCHOLARSHIP grants are financed by Anne Grete Eidsvig and Kjell Inge Røkke´s Foundation for Education. The scholarships are financed through gifts from TRG AS, a company owned by the Røkke family. TRG AS owns 68% of Aker ASA.
The purpose of the Aker Scholarship is to offer highly-qualified candidates, with a strong link to Norway, an opportunity to pursue an advanced degree at one of the world´s leading universities, and to support the development of the scholar’s social commitment.
Aker ASA contributes to the administration of the Aker Scholarship scheme. Since 1841, Aker has played an instrumental role in the development of knowledge-based industry in Norway. Close collaboration between owners, management, unions and academic institutions has been a red thread throughout the company’s history.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS DECIDES WHO IS AWARDED THE AKER SCHOLARSHIP:
Gro Harlem Brundtland
Former Prime Minister of Norway and Director General of World Health Organization (WHO).
Medical Doctor. Master in Public Health from Harvard.
CEO Aker ASA.
Chairman of Foundation.
Advisor, former Director, McKinsey & Company.
Master in Business. MBA from Harvard.
Anne Grete Eidsvig
Kjell Inge Røkke
Chairman Aker ASA.