The Scott Nelskog Scholarship was established by Wally and Anne Nelskog in memory of their son, Scott Nelskog born September 30, 1948, in Spokane, Washington. His desire was to be an airline pilot. When he was twenty years old, he graduated from flight school in Miami Dade, Florida. The same summer, he was flying a mini-mustang plane at the opening of an International Air Show in Abbotsford, British Columbia, when his plane crashed.
The scholarship is intended to provide assistance to students in the Norwegian program in the Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington. It covers all or part of undergraduate tuition expenses and may also provide support for books, fees, and other educational expenses.