Vancouver, BC – May 28, 2014
The Sweden House Society (SHS) is pleased to announce the 2014 recipients of the Karl Ståhl Scholarship, Mr. Sebastian Gitt & Ms. Hanna McFarlane.
Mr. Gitt is currently finishing his high school studies at Seycove Secondary School in North Vancouver. In 2013, he was awarded an Outstanding Scholar Award at his school by having one of the very highest grade averages (95%). His future plans include studies of aerospace engineering. Sebastian has been accepted at Queens University in Kingston Ontario, where he starts his studies in September 2014.
Ms. McFarlane is currently a student of Douglas College in New Westminster, where she participates in the Academic Foundations (Pre-Nursing) Program since September 2013. She intends to pursue a career in Nursing, with the aim of eventually specializing into Neo-Natal care.
Both recipients have been students of Swedish School of Vancouver during a total period of eight years. They both also have an authentic interest in the Swedish community, as demonstrated by their extensive volunteering at different events arranged by the Swedish Cultural Society and the Scandinavian Centre in Burnaby. The scholarship committee awarded Sebastian and Hanna for their academic achievements, defined future career plans and strong volunteer record. They are both excellent role models for future scholarship candidates, in that we prioritize candidates with a strong involvement — even passion – for the local Swedish community.
The Karl Ståhl Scholarship of $1,000, made possible through donations through the Ståhl family, will aid with the students’ initial tuition.
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:
Phone: (604) 838‑5362