SWEA New York is looking for applicants for the SWEA New York Mona Johnsson Scholarship

SWEA New York chapter is looking for candidates with ties to New York who are advancing knowledge of Swedish culture, traditions, language, history or society. The application deadline is December 15.
For more information, or to submit your application, please email: sweanyscholarship@gmail.com

Last year’s scholarship was awarded to the Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) and their production of “Bastards of Strindberg.” SATC was founded in 2009 as a collective of theater artists with a common interest in providing Scandinavian perspectives to an international audience. While utilizing Scandinavian playwrights and theater artists, SATC presents contemporary plays and inventive takes on the classics from the Nordic region, which includes Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. 

SATC is committed to strengthening the relationship between Scandinavia and the United States through collaborations and interdisciplinary artistic exchanges that examine and challenge the cultural status quo. Sweden has a particularly rich cultural and theater heritage and active contemporary theater scene, and "Bastards of Strindberg" (BOS) is only the latest of many Swedish SATC projects. BOS has been in development since 2012.

SWEA, the Swedish Women’s Educational Association, is a global non-profit organization for Swedish and Swedish-speaking women who are living in or have lived outside of Sweden. SWEA’s mission includes supporting and raising awareness of the Swedish language, culture and traditions. SWEA supports education through scholarships and other projects.
SWEA was founded in 1979 in Los Angeles by Agneta Nilsson and has since grown to consist of 7,500 members in more than 70 chapters in 33 countries around the world. The New York chapter of SWEA was established in 1983 and has approximately 200 members. Mona Johnsson was one of the founders of SWEA New York, and remained a very active member until her death in 2014. From 2014, SWEA New York’s scholarship will be awarded in fond memory of Mona Johnsson.

The Mona Johnsson Scholarship
To support a person or organization with ties to New York in their studies or efforts to advance/share knowledge of Swedish culture, traditions, language, history or society.


Eligibility criteria:
To be considered for the scholarship, an applicant must:
• Have connections with New York and Sweden
• Have concrete plans for how to use the scholarship
• Commit to providing a report on how the scholarship was used, for instance by writing an article or giving a presentation to SWEA New York
• (If applicable) have established contact with the university, institution or
organization where she/he will study
• Both women and men are encouraged to apply
• SWEA members and their families cannot apply