The SWEA North Carolina Scholarship
SWEA, the Swedish Women's Educational Association, is a global non-profit organization for Swedish and Swedish-speaking women who are living or have lived outside of Sweden. SWEA's mission includes supporting and raising awareness of the Swedish language, culture and traditions. SWEA supports education through scholarships and other projects.
SWEA was founded in 1979 in Los Angeles by Agneta Nilsson. By 2008 the international association boasted more than 8,000 members distributed among 80-some chapters in 40-some countries around the world. The North Carolina chapter of SWEA was established in 1997 and has approximately 110 members.
Each year, SWEA North Carolina awards one or several scholarships, depending on the applicant pool. In the past, the scholarships have generally amounted to $1,000 each. In return, recipients commit to providing a report to SWEA NC on how the award was used ? either in writing or by giving a presentation.
Scholarship Guidelines - SWEA North Carolina
Purpose of the scholarship: Primarily, to support a person or an organization with ties to North Carolina in their studies or their efforts to advance/share knowledge of Swedish culture, traditions, language, history, or society. However, outstanding scholars in any field of study (from North Carolina-based institutions, pursuing research or studies in Sweden, or vice versa) are invited to apply, as the scholarship is more broadly intended to foster worthwhile scholarly exchanges between Sweden and North Carolina.
Eligibility criteria: To be considered for the scholarship, an applicant must:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis from February through May and August through November, and considered on individual merit. The next scholarship will be awarded in the spring of 2012.
For additional information, and/or to submit your application, please contact:
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