SWEA North Carolina is a non-profit organization established in 1997. In accordance with SWEA’s objectives and purposes, we have been awarding scholarships to merited individuals and organizations. SWEA supports education through scholarships for projects or studies with specific emphasis on Sweden or Swedish aspects. The goal of SWEA North Carolina Scholarship is to encourage, support, and raise awareness of the Swedish culture, traditions and language. SWEA North Carolina will award up to $1,000 depending on the durability and focus of the project. The recipient should be a well merited person, a non-profit organization or individual pursuing a specific project in or about Sweden, Swedish culture, traditions and language. Any qualified individual – regardless of gender, age, race, nationality, religion or ability to speak Swedish – is encouraged to apply. SWEA North Carolina reserves the right not to award the scholarship if no suitable candidates apply.

Eligibility criteria for the scholarship

To be eligible for the scholarship the applicant must:

  • Be a residence of North Carolina or Sweden
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Define the studies or the project in time and content, including a budget
  • Provide evidence of acceptance at the institution where the study or the project is going to take place, and
  • Submit a report.

**SWEA members or individuals closely related to a SWEA member are not eligible for the SWEA North Carolina Scholarship.

Click here to download and fill out your application – Scholarship Application

Application dates

Application Deadline: June 1

Notification Date: July 1

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Previous Recipients

The SWEA NC scholarship is awarded once per year for studies or special projects in Sweden. This is made possible thanks to funds raised at our annual Christmas Fair. Below is a list of previous Scholarships and Donations:


  • Melissa Daria $300 trip to Sweden. Studies of Nordin Early Childhood Education tradition and philosophy. Swedish National Early Childhood Education system and Policies, family-leave policies and the tremendous impact on children’s development and learning.
  • Kajsa Blomqvist $750, Transatlantic Masters Program
  • Maja Holmgren $750, Transatlantic Masters Program
  • Mark West $150 Trip to Sweden. Playing in Astrid Lindgren’s world: Developing Empathy through dramatic play.
  • Swedish School in Greensboro $300