Students to be invited to compete for $5000 award 

In keeping with Nordic Naturals’ vision to see that future generations are healthier and happier, the leading omega-3 manufacturer recently announced its “Learn. Inspire. Change. 2013 What’s Essential™ Essay Scholarship” for new and returning college students. As part of the company’s “What’s Essential” campaign, Nordic Naturals is challenging the next generation to learn what’s essential to them, inspire healthy and positive choices in others, and become the new face of change that shapes our world. 

Scholarship applicants will be asked to answer the question: What are the essential components of the education that your generation needs to make a positive impact on the world? The applicant who best answers the question in 1000-1500 words will receive $5,000 for college and a year’s supply of Nordic Naturals’ award-winning omega-3 products. 

“As today’s young adults become tomorrow’s leaders, we want to be a part of their success,” said Joar Opheim, founder and CEO of Nordic Naturals. “What’s essential to us, as a company, is our commitment to delivering the world’s safest, most effective omega oils so that each generation can live healthier, happier, and pass it on. In addition to making premium quality omega-3s – which are essential for optimal health – this scholarship is one more way for us to achieve that goal.” 

Applicants must be US citizens who are new or returning undergraduates enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university, with a minimum high school or college GPA of 3.0. Applicants do not need to demonstrate financial need. 

The essay and accompanying application materials will be accepted on Nordic Naturals Facebook page at from January 1 through March 31, 2013. The winner will be named on Facebook on or around June 1, 2013. Prior to going live on the company’s Facebook page January 1st, information about the scholarship, its rules and requirements can be found at

Based in Watsonville, CA, Nordic Naturals is committed to delivering the world’s safest, most effective omega oils to help provide the essentials of an extraordinary life. Distributing to more than 35 countries, Nordic Naturals offers more than 150 products in a variety of flavors and formulations, all in line with leading standards for safety, efficacy and sustainability. By providing omega oil supplements for adults, kids, athletes and pets, Nordic Naturals helps everyone do more of what they love. Further information is available at Nordic Naturals is on Facebook at and people can follow the company on Twitter at @NordicNaturals.

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