Supporting, Connecting, Awarding - That's SCA!

Swedish heritage and cultural programs, American and Swedish scholars, Swedish-American organizations and Swedish community leaders all benefit from SCA


Since 1975, SCA has been providing financial support to hundreds of projects across North America as they promote knowledge and appreciation of Swedish heritage and culture. To date, these grants total over one million dollars!Just imagine the impact SCA Grants have had on Swedish America!

This means that every year, literally thousands of people are reached by exhibits, performances, lectures, archives, classes and events funded in part by SCA. Most often, these activities are presented by an SCA Affiliate Member organization. These groups constitute the “council” in Swedish Council.



Almost since its inception over 40 years ago, SCA Scholarships have been supporting American youth wanting to broaden their educational experience in Sweden and to Swedish students eager to study in the United States.

SCA’s strategic priority is to provide North American students major scholarships in Science, Humanities, Swedish Language, Medicine or Public Health, Peace & Conflict Resolution, Economics or Entrepeneurialism.

In addition, the Curtis L. Carlson Swedish-American Scholarship supports students from either Uppsala University or Lund University as they study in the United States.

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SCA Communications

Our colorful and attractive magazine, SCA Today, is published quarterly. Its goal is to inform our members, supporters and constituents about the projects we fund, the scholars we support, the leaders we recognize, the opportunities we present and the people involved in an informative and interesting manner. In addition, it contains articles about Swedish culture and heritage of interest to our readers in North America.

Current news is delivered via SCA UPDATE, our electronic newsletter. Here you will learn how to apply for SCA Grants, when to nominate leaders for SCA Awards and where there are upcoming activities of interest to Swedish America.



SCA Awards give national recognition to hard-working individuals and dedicated organizations that have made exceptional contributions to Swedish-American or Swedish-Canadian life.

The SCA Award of Merit honors those invaluable volunteers for their remarkable accomplishments within their local community.

The SCA Great Achievement Award recognizes leaders and academics who have made significant impact on a national or international basis.

Outstanding Swedish-American organizations reaching important milestones in their achievement record can be recognized with an SCA Proclamation.

Your support is critical as Swedish Council of America supports preservation of Swedish Heritage, promotes understanding of Swedish Culture and builds stronger ties between Sweden, the United States and Canada!

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Swedish Council of America är fonden för svenska Nordamerika!
Swedish Council of America vill skapa förståelse för svenskheten i Nordamerika

Swedish Council of America är en icke vinstdrivande organisation som har som uppgift att stödja samverkan mellan alla föreningar och individer vars mål är att sprida kunskap om, förståelse för och uppskattning av det svenska kulturarvet i det amerikanska vardagslivet samt att stärka samtida kulturella band mellan Nordamerika och Sverige.

Swedish Council of America grundades 1972 för att hjälpa svenskamerikaner och svenskar att samarbeta på nationell och internationell nivå. Idag har SCA cirka 150 medlemsföreningar över hela USA, i Kanada och i Sverige.

  • Vi ger ekonomiskt stöd till svenskamerikanska grupper i deras verksamhet att behålla och sprida svensk kultur i Nordamerika för att stärka banden mellan USA, Kanada och Sverige.

  • Vi delar ut stipendier till nordamerikanska ungdomar som vill studera svenska språket eller svensk kultur i Sverige och till svenska universitetstudenter som vill förbättra sin förståelse för livet i Nordamerika.

  • SCA skickar en tidning ut till alla stödjande individer och medlemsorganisationer kvartalvis. Man får också prenumera på vårt elektroniska nyhetsbrev.

  • Vi hyllar individer och grupper som har bidragit till att förbättra den svenskamerikanska gemenskapen i samband med viktiga milstenar i deras verksamhet.

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The community foundation for Swedish North America!