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 $2,500 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 2019 schol­ar­ship, the appli­ca­tion and sup­port­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion must be sub­mit­ted by March 31, 2019 by email ( or by reg­u­lar mail to Swe­den House Soci­ety-Schol­ar­ship, 6540 Thomas Street, Burn­a­by, BC V5B 4P9.