Since its inception over four decades ago, Swedish Council of America has been connecting young North Americans with what it means to be Swedish and young Swedes with America, either through heritage programming or through contemporary connections. Here is information about SCA Scholarships for young scholars.
Since 1992 the SCA Curtis L. Carlson Swedish-American Scholarship has been providing annual financial support for one outstanding Swedish student from either of Sweden’s premier and ancient universities, Uppsala (1477) and Lund (1666), to study for a year at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota. This “reverse study-abroad” program has built myriad cross-cultural connections between Sweden and America.
Named after Nobel Chemistry Prize Laureate, former SCA Board Chair and former Chair of the US Atomic Energy Commission, the SCA Glenn T. Seaborg Science Scholarship connects American natural science students with the most prestigious scientific recognition in the world – the Nobel Prize. For the past 34 years, SCA has sent one remarkable scholar each December to participate in the internationally acclaimed Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar, which culminates in being special guests at the Nobel Prize Ceremonies and Banquet. Until the scholarship recipient receives his or her own Nobel Prize, this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
In 2013, SCA launched two new collegiate scholarships – the SCA Humanities Scholarship in support of talented youth wanting to study design, fine arts, music, history, political science, drama, ethnology, philosophy, cultural studies, literature, theology or other liberal arts field in Sweden and the SCA Swedish Language Scholarship assisting North American college students studying Swedish while on a study-abroad program accredited by one of the six SCA affiliated Swedish Heritage Colleges.
In light of the measurable success and remarkable impact of its expanded Scholarship Program, in 2014 the Board of Directors set a new challenge for the organization and authorized three additional SCA Scholarships – the SCA Economics or Entrepreneurialism Scholarship, the SCA Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies Scholarship and the SCA Medicine or Public Health Scholarship. Once funded, these new scholarships will round out the SCA Scholarship Program to approximately mirror Sweden’s greatest international legacy, the six Nobel Prizes.
But we can do none of this without the support of you! Your gift today will help ensure that SCA can continue its mission of encouraging youth to discover what “Swedishness” really means. Make an investment in your Swedish heritage by strengthening its future through supporting these SCA sponsored scholarships today!
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