The SHS Trade Award

The SHS Trade Schol­ar­ship was found­ed by the board of Swe­den House Soci­ety in 2015 as a way to hon­our the ear­ly Swedes who came to British Colum­bia, and helped build­ing our province with their hands and hearts.

The goal of this schol­ar­ship is to assist a British Colum­bia appren­tice with the cost of their appren­tice­ship in of the fol­low­ing indus­tries: con­struc­tion, trans­porta­tion, mechan­i­cal or elec­tri­cal. The stud­ies should result in a BC accred­i­ta­tion with­in the par­tic­u­lar trade.

The schol­ar­ship has a val­ue of $2,000 and will be paid upon proof of the recipient’s admis­sion, with the funds being dis­trib­uted upon the com­mence­ment of stud­ies. It will be offi­cial­ly hand­ed out in June 2018.

The 2018 appli­ca­tion should include the fol­low­ing:

  1. Applicant’s name, address and email address.
  2. Proof of res­i­dent sta­tus of BC.
  3. Proof of reg­is­tra­tion to an accred­it­ed insti­tu­tion.
  4. Tran­script of the most recent stud­ies and marks.
  5. A writ­ten ref­er­ence from one or more of the fol­low­ing: a pre­vi­ous teacher, instruc­tor or school admin­is­tra­tor, mem­ber of Swe­den House (includ­ing orga­ni­za­tions belong­ing to Swe­den House) or some­one unre­lat­ed who can attest to the applicant’s good char­ac­ter
  6. A short, hand­writ­ten essay that includes the applicant’s link to or view on Swe­den, a descrip­tion of vol­un­teer work and /or employ­ment, edu­ca­tion­al expe­ri­ences, inter­ests, trav­els, hob­bies and to also future aca­d­e­m­ic and post edu­ca­tion­al goals and how this schol­ar­ship can assist in attain­ing them. Par­tic­u­lar weight will be addressed to vol­un­teer work for one of the Swedish organ­i­sa­tions which are mem­bers of the SHS.
  7. Any addi­tion­al per­son­al infor­ma­tion that would serve to bet­ter assess the appli­ca­tion. Espe­cial­ly involve­ment with the Swedish Com­mu­ni­ty where the appli­cant lives or volunteering/connection with Swe­den House Soci­ety or any of its mem­ber organ­i­sa­tions is con­sid­ered in a favourable way.

In order to be con­sid­ered for the 2018 schol­ar­ship, the appli­ca­tion and sup­port­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion must be sub­mit­ted by March 31, 2018 by email (swedenhousechair@nullgmail.com).

The SHS Karl Ståhl Award

Photo: Karl Ståhl, consul emeritus

Pho­to: Karl Ståhl, con­sul emer­i­tus

The Karl Ståhl Schol­ar­ship was found­ed by the board of Swe­den House Soci­ety in 2014 as a way to hon­our the long-time ser­vice of Con­sul Gen­er­al Karl A. Ståhl.  His career as the diplo­mat­ic rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Swe­den in British Colum­bia spanned over 45 years until his retire­ment in 1983. The schol­ar­ship was ini­ti­at­ed through gen­er­ous dona­tions by the fam­i­ly and friends of Karl Ståhl, who passed away in 1996.

The goal of this schol­ar­ship is to assist a British Colum­bia stu­dent with the cost of his or her post-sec­ondary stud­ies at an accred­it­ed insti­tute of high­er learn­ing at a post sec­ondary lev­el. The stud­ies can take place any­where in the world. A strong inter­est in Swe­den and the Swedish Com­mu­ni­ty in BC is a require­ment to apply.

The schol­ar­ship has a val­ue of $2,000 and will be award­ed annu­al­ly in the month of June. The schol­ar­ship is paid upon proof of the recipient’s admis­sion with the funds being dis­trib­uted upon the com­mence­ment of stud­ies.

The appli­ca­tion should include the fol­low­ing:

  1. Applicant’s name, address and email address.
  2. Proof of res­i­dent sta­tus of BC.
  3. Proof of reg­is­tra­tion to an accred­it­ed insti­tu­tion.
  4. Tran­script of the most recent stud­ies and marks.
  5. A writ­ten ref­er­ence from one or more of the fol­low­ing: a pre­vi­ous teacher, instruc­tor or school admin­is­tra­tor, mem­ber of Swe­den House (includ­ing orga­ni­za­tions belong­ing to Swe­den House) or some­one unre­lat­ed who can attest to the applicant’s good char­ac­ter
  6. A short, hand­writ­ten essay that includes the applicant’s link to and inter­est in Swe­den, a descrip­tion of vol­un­teer work and /or employ­ment, edu­ca­tion­al expe­ri­ences, inter­ests, trav­els, hob­bies and to also future aca­d­e­m­ic and post edu­ca­tion­al goals and how this schol­ar­ship can assist in attain­ing them.
  7. Any addi­tion­al per­son­al infor­ma­tion that would serve to bet­ter assess the appli­ca­tion. Espe­cial­ly involve­ment with the Swedish Com­mu­ni­ty where the appli­cant lives or volunteering/connection with Swe­den House Soci­ety or any of its mem­ber organ­i­sa­tions is con­sid­ered in a favourable way.

In order to be con­sid­ered for the 2018 schol­ar­ship, the appli­ca­tion and sup­port­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion must be sub­mit­ted by March 31, 2018 by email (swedenhousechair@nullgmail.com) or by reg­u­lar mail to Swe­den House Soci­ety-Schol­ar­ship, 6540 Thomas Street, Burn­a­by, BC V5B 4P9.

 

 

SHS Scholarhips

There are cur­rent­ly two offi­cial schol­ar­ships of the Swe­den House Soci­ety (SHS) and one by the SHS mem­ber organ­i­sa­tion SWEA Van­cou­ver:

  • The SHS Karl Ståhl Award. The pur­pose of this schol­ar­ship is to assist a British Colum­bia stu­dent with the cost of his/her post-sec­ondary edu­ca­tion. Val­ue: $2,000 CDN. Dead­line March 31, 2018.
  • The SHS Trade Award. The pur­pose of this schol­ar­ship is to assist a British Colum­bia appren­tice with the cost of his/her appren­tice­ship in of the fol­low­ing indus­tries: con­struc­tion, trans­porta­tion, mechan­i­cal or elec­tri­cal. Val­ue: $2,000 CDN. Dead­line March 31, 2018.
  • The SWEA Van­cou­ver-Uni­ver­si­ty of British Colum­bia Schol­ar­ship for under­grad­u­ate stud­ies in Swe­den. Find out more on SWEA Vancouver’s web­site. Val­ue: $3,000 CDN. Dead­line April 30th, 2018.

For all schol­ar­ships, appli­cants have to demon­strate and prove a strong inter­est in Swe­den and the Swedish com­mu­ni­ty in BC. Vol­un­teer­ing at the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre or in any of the mem­ber organ­i­sa­tions weigh heav­i­ly in the deci­sion made by the schol­ar­ship com­mit­tee.

Con­tact SHS at swedenhousechair@nullgmail.com for more infor­ma­tion on our schol­ar­ships and dead­lines.

NHS Scholarship

Nor­we­gian House Soci­ety Bur­saries – 2018

c/o Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre

6540 Thomas Street

Burn­a­by, B.C. V5B 4P9

BURSARY INFORMATION

Nor­we­gian House Soci­ety (“NHS”) is offer­ing eight $1,000 bur­saries in 2018. They will be pre­sent­ed at a din­ner on May 17th, Norway’s Con­sti­tu­tion­al Day, at the Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre in Burn­a­by. The 2018 bur­saries are:

  1. Egil Lorntzsen Memo­r­i­al Bur­sary: Estab­lished by NHS in mem­o­ry of the founder of B.C.’s Lornex mine. Pref­er­ence is giv­en to stu­dents in engi­neer­ing, geol­o­gy, min­ing, and relat­ed fields.
  2. John Sher­man Memo­r­i­al Bur­sary: Estab­lished by NHS in mem­o­ry of the founder of John Sher­man Agen­cies Ltd. of Van­cou­ver. Pref­er­ence is giv­en to stu­dents in culi­nary arts, instru­men­ta­tion, and relat­ed fields, or in Nor­we­gian stud­ies.
  3. Egil Lyn­gen Memo­r­i­al Bur­sary: Estab­lished by Peter Cruik­shank in mem­o­ry of Mr. Lyn­gen, an archi­tect. Pref­er­ence is giv­en to stu­dents in archi­tec­ture, land­scape archi­tec­ture, design and relat­ed fields, or in Nor­we­gian stud­ies, includ­ing those of a sport­ing or ath­let­ic nature.
  4. Erik Unheim Memo­r­i­al Bur­sary: Erik was one of the key orga­niz­ers for the orig­i­nal pur­chase of the Scan­di­na­vian Cul­tur­al Cen­tre from the Nor­we­gian Gov­ern­ment in 1996. He was the first Pres­i­dent of Nor­we­gian House Soci­ety. Erik was a tire­less sup­port­er of the Nor­we­gian House Soci­ety and a very active mem­ber of the Scan­di­na­vian Busi­ness Club. In award­ing this bur­sary pref­er­ence will be giv­en to a stu­dent who is pur­su­ing a course of study in busi­ness, eco­nom­ics or finance.
  5. The Nor­we­gian House Soci­ety (NHS) Memo­r­i­al Bur­sary: This bur­sary was cre­at­ed to remem­ber all the NHS mem­bers who have died over the past year. With this bur­sary, pref­er­ence will be giv­en to a stu­dent who has shown a strong inter­est in Nor­we­gian her­itage and the Nor­we­gian lan­guage. The stu­dent would also have to dis­play an active vol­un­teer pres­ence in the com­mu­ni­ty and pref­er­ence would be giv­en to those appli­cants who have been active in the NHS or oth­er Nor­we­gian groups. Mature stu­dents would qual­i­fy for this bur­sary and it would be avail­able for any lev­el of study includ­ing grad­u­ate stud­ies.
  6. The Olaf “Hall” Leiren Memo­r­i­al Bur­sary: This bur­sary is in hon­our of a renowned jour­nal­ist and pub­lic ser­vant who had a strong inter­est in Nordic cul­ture. Pref­er­ence will be giv­en to a stu­dent who is pur­su­ing a course in the Human­i­ties, par­tic­u­lar­ly in areas of study that reflect Hall’s own life­long inter­ests: His­to­ry, Eng­lish, Jour­nal­ism, Inter­na­tion­al Rela­tions, Lan­guages, Pub­lic Affairs or Nordic stud­ies. He would also want to encour­age any young per­son con­sid­er­ing a career or pur­suits relat­ed to the sea, as his ear­li­est years were spent on the fjords and ocean with his father, uncles and cousins. He encour­aged active par­tic­i­pa­tion in sports, with two of his favourites being ski­ing & ten­nis.
  7. The Chester and Patri­cia Hansen Memo­r­i­al Bur­sary: This bur­sary is in hon­our of Chester and Patri­cia Hansen, a cou­ple who were active in the Nor­we­gian com­mu­ni­ty. Chester was a well-regard­ed fish­er and Patri­cia was an exem­plary pri­ma­ry school teacher. In award­ing this bur­sary, pref­er­ence will be giv­en to a stu­dent pur­su­ing a career in either Ele­men­tary Edu­ca­tion or Fish­eries and Oceans.  The stu­dent must be enter­ing either their third (3rd) or fourth (4) year of study at a rec­og­nized uni­ver­si­ty of col­lege.  In addi­tion, active com­mu­ni­ty involve­ment by the appli­cant will be viewed with favour.
  8. The Reik Felag Bur­sary: This bur­sary is pro­vid­ed by the recre­ation­ist group Reik Felag.  In award­ing this bur­sary, pref­er­ence will be giv­en to a stu­dent pur­su­ing edu­ca­tion in a trade as well as and inter­est and involve­ment in Scan­di­na­vian cul­ture.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION INFORMATION

Send appli­ca­tions to the NHS Schol­ar­ship Com­mit­tee at Norway@nullscandinaviancentre.org.  Appli­ca­tions must be in the form of a sin­gle pdf, which includes all required doc­u­ments. Paper appli­ca­tions will not be accept­ed. The schol­ar­ship com­mit­tee may request copies of orig­i­nals, check doc­u­ments for authen­tic­i­ty, and con­tact ref­er­ences.  Com­plete appli­ca­tions must be received by 4:30 pm on Fri­day, April 27th, 2018.

                                                QUALIFICATIONS (ALL APPLICANTS)

  1. All appli­cants must be enrolled in post-sec­ondary stud­ies at a rec­og­nized pub­lic edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tion in 2018 – 2019. Stud­ies at a Nor­we­gian folk high school or the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oslo Inter­na­tion­al Sum­mer School are also accept­able.
  2. Pref­er­ence will be giv­en to appli­cants who are mem­bers of the NHS or have an imme­di­ate fam­i­ly mem­ber who is a mem­ber of the NHS, who are of Nor­we­gian her­itage, and/or who have a sub­stan­tial inter­est in Nor­way and Nor­we­gian cul­ture and her­itage. Pref­er­ence will also be giv­en to those who dis­play finan­cial need in pur­suit of their post-sec­ondary edu­ca­tion.

                                       

MANDATORY INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS

  1. A cov­er­ing let­ter.
  2. Full name, date of birth, and cit­i­zen­ship.
  3. Home address, mail­ing address (if dif­fer­ent), e-mail address, and tele­phone number(s).
  4. Gen­er­al infor­ma­tion: goals, hob­bies, inter­ests, community/volunteer work, out­door and ath­let­ic activ­i­ties, work expe­ri­ence, etc.
  5. Evi­dence of Nor­we­gian her­itage, mem­ber­ship in the NHS, relative(s) who are mem­bers of the NHS, and active inter­ests in Nor­way and Nor­we­gian cul­ture and her­itage. That may include mem­ber­ship in oth­er Cana­di­an-Nor­we­gian orga­ni­za­tions, e.g. Sons of Nor­way.
  6. Name of sec­ondary school attend­ed (tran­script required if you grad­u­at­ed few­er than two years ago).
  7. Name of insti­tu­tion cur­rent­ly attend­ing (if applic­a­ble), with transcript(s).
  8. Proof of appli­ca­tion or admis­sion for autumn 2018, or in the case of Uni­ver­si­ty of Oslo Inter­na­tion­al Sum­mer School, for sum­mer 2018.
  9. Bud­get for the com­ing year, includ­ing schol­ar­ships and bur­saries.
  10. Intend­ed pro­gram or course of study for 2018 and beyond.
  11. Names and con­tact infor­ma­tion for two ref­er­ences, one of whom must be a teacher or pro­fes­sor.

Appli­ca­tions must be typed, in the form of a sin­gle pdf, and include scanned copies of tran­scripts and proof of admis­sion. Please lim­it the appli­ca­tion (exclud­ing any tran­scripts and proof of admis­sion) to not more than three pages.

All appli­cants will be noti­fied by May 4th, and suc­cess­ful appli­cants are asked to attend the din­ner on May 17th. Bur­saries will be paid to the insti­tu­tion in which suc­cess­ful appli­cants are enrolled, or the appli­cant, by July 31st, 2018.

The Selec­tion Com­mit­tee reserves the right to decline award­ing a bur­sary if there are no suit­able appli­cants for the award.

If you have ques­tions, please call David Moul­ton at (604) 522‑8182. See also http://scandinaviancentre.org/norway/

Please do not call the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre office.