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Norwegian Business Scholars’ Trust

Bridge Ward Club - Norwegian Business Scholars’ Trust

Now in its 20th year, offers an annual scholarship to an outstanding Norwegian scholar at BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo and Bergen, and gives the successful Scholar 6-7 weeks of placements in 3 different types of financial institution in the City of London in the Autumn, before the student goes on to study for a term at CASS City of London Business School.

Bridge Ward Club host the scholar at its events during the time the scholar is in the City and a Certificate is presented. This year’s scholar is Brage Dyrseth.  The scholar of 2019, Sven Lyngholm, played in the Bridge Ward Club Challenge Cup with the ‘Bridge Ward All Stars’ and is acting as liaison with previous scholars.  Sven returned to the City in the autumn of 2020 to take up his place on the Masters course at the London School of Economics. 

The Trustees are as follows:

  • Geoffrey Bond OBE, DL, LLD, FSA (Chairman)
  • Michael Cooper (Treasurer)
  • Marius Eriksen
  • Lord Jeffrey Mountevans
  • Costas Grammenos
  • Keith Bottomley
  • Roma Bhowmick

Contact the Trust via Bridge Ward Club:

Brage (Norwegian Scholar 2024),Sven (2019), Lord Mayor, Trustees from the Norwegian Scholarship Trust, BWC committee members.

Recent Norwegian Scholars


Brage Dyrseth. the Lord Mayor, Keith Bottomley & Geoffrey Bond

Jonas Melhus

Jonas Melhus

L-R: Deputy Keith Bottomley, Alderman Sir Alan Yarrow, Jonas, Kathryn Williams, Roma Bhowmick and Michael Cooper.

Nikolai Wiencke

L-R: John Carnaby, Nikolai and Michael Cooper

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