Each year SWEA Toronto award scholarships to students who will be going to study at a Swedish university. Ontario students who have already been accepted at a Swedish University are eligible to apply. (The scholarship is not available to SWEA members and/or their family members.) In 2019 SWEA Toronto awarded $20.000 in scholarships to 10 students. We had 69 applicants.
2019 marked the 30th anniversary of SWEA Toronto’s Scholarship program. It was in the spring of 1989 that our first three scholarships were awarded at York university. The university held a swanky reception which was attended by the Swedish ambassador at the time, Ola Ullsten, the president of York university and of course a whole bunch of SWEA Toronto members as well as the scholarship recipients.
Since that first event SWEA Toronto has awarded about 135 scholarships for a value of roughly $250,000.
As an organization we are very proud of our scholarship program and it gives us great pleasure to award them to Ontario students who want to study in Sweden. One of SWEAs mandates is ‘to spread Swedish history, culture and tradition’ so what better way is there than to support people to actually go to Sweden and learn about our culture and traditions right there?
If you would like make a contribution earmarked for our scholarship program, please donate here.