Apply for SWEA NY Mona Johnsson Scholarship until September 30, 2024

SWEA, the Swedish Women’s Educational Association, is a global non-profit organization for Swedish and Swedish-speaking women who are living 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 then grown to consist of 6,000 members distributed among over 70 chapters in 33 countries around the world. The New York chapter of SWEA was established in 1983 and has approximately 120 members. Mona Johnsson was one of the founders of SWEA New York, and remained a very active and involved member until she passed away in 2014. From 2014, SWEA New York’s scholarship will be awarded in fond memory of Mona Johnsson.

This year, SWEA New York awards calls for applications, with one scholarship. In return, the recipient commits to providing a report to SWEA New York on how the award was used – either in writing or by giving a presentation.

The application deadline is September 30, 2024

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The award winner will receive the scholarship diploma at SWEA New York’s Annual Meeting in February 2025.

For more information, or to submit your application, please e-mail:


To support a person or an organization with ties to New York in their studies or their efforts, with the aim 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 on how to use the scholarship

· Have concrete plans on 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; and (If applicable), have es-tablished 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.