The Sweden House Society (SHS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the SHS scholarships of 2015!.
The 2015 recipient of the Karl Ståhl Scholarship is Ms. Lauren Dobishok, who is graduating grade 12 of Maple Ridge Secondary today. Ms, Dobishok was chosen as the most distinguished applicant due to her very strong application and grades. She also impressed with her extensive volunteering experience, especially through her participation as a member of the Science World program “Future Leaders of Science”. Ms. Dobishok also runs a blog to educate the public on science education, named “Science Rookie“. The scholarship will support her university studies in science, which she will start this autumn at Simon Fraser University.
There were two more outstanding academic applications, both of future film makers. They were awarded as the “Sweden House Scholarship 2015”.
Nils Kimmel, grade 12 student at Burnaby South Secondary School, receives the award for his impressive record of film making. Despite just finishing grade 12 in June 2015, he has already made a number of broadcast segments, one focussing on the Art & Photography Show, organised by the Scandinavian Cultural Society in March 2015. The scholarship will support Mr. Kimmel’s studies at Capilano University, where he will commence the “Motion Picture Arts Program” in September 2015.
Katrianna Skulsky was also awarded the “Sweden House Scholarship”. Ms. Skulsky has just finished grade 12 at West Vancouver Secondary School, where she has been involved in a number of academic and athletic activities throughout her studies. Ms. Skulsky has been on the Honor Roll every year and has received Honors with distinction, with partiucular impressive results in film studies. This spring she had one of her short films featured in the Reel to Reel Film Festival in Vancouver. The scholarship will support her studies at Western University in London, Ontario, where she has been accepted into the 4-y program “Film Information Media Studies” (FIMS).
- Katrianna Skulsky
- Nils Kimmel
- Lauren Dobishok
All three applicants have strong ties to the Swedish community of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, either through their own wolunteering or that of their family members. The scholarship committee selected their applications for their academic achievements, defined future career plans and strong volunteer record. They are all excellent role models for future scholarship candidates, in that we prioritize candidates with a strong involvement — even passion – for the local Swedish community. Ms. Skulsky and Mr. Kimmel are also past students of Swedish School at the Scandinavian Centre in Burnaby.
Lena Normén-Younger, Chair of the SHS Scholarship Committee
About Sweden House Society
Sweden House Society (SHS) is an umbrella organisation for nine Swedish networks and associations in the Lower Mainland. The main focus of SHS is to support the maintenance and development of the Scandinavian Centre in Burnaby, since many of the activities of the member groups take place there. Its board coordinates activities and pools resources of its member groups. SHS also streamlines communications and collaborations within the Swedish community in BC, and provides scholarships to post-secondary students with a Swedish connection.
Through our unwavering commitment to Swedish values, we bring the unique cultural experience to life for every member through every initiative. To share in the experience, please visit us at http://scandinaviancentre.org/sweden/
For further information, please contact:
Carina Spender, President of Sweden House Society