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The SWEA Washington DC Scholarship is a non-profit organization. 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 Washington DC Scholarship is to encourage, support and raise awareness of the Swedish culture, traditions and language. SWEA Washington DC will award, one or two persons, up to $8,000 depending on the durability and focus of the project.

The recipient(s) should be a well merited person(s), a non-profit organization or individual(s) 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 Washington DC reserves the right not to award the scholarship if no suitable candidates apply.

Eligibility for a scholarship includes:

  • Have a connection to the DC area
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Provide evidence of acceptance at the institution where the study or the project is going to take place

An application for a scholarship should include:

  • Brief description of the applicant
  • Detailed description (no more than a few paragraphs) of the proposed study or project and how the money will be used
  • Copies of relevant transcripts
  • Two references (please provide email and telephone numbers)

How large of an amount can one apply for?

Up to $8,000 for one scholarship or two scholarship’s that share the amount, with some flexibility depending on the purpose. The project for which the funding is awarded should be completed within 18 months of receipt of the funds. A report, with an account of how the money was spent, should be turned in at the latest within two months after the end of the project, by each scholarship recipient or organization that received a donation.

Who can apply for scholarship?

Scholarship – Non-profit organizations in the greater metropolitan DC area; Scholarship – Students or individual researchers affiliated with a DC, Maryland or Virginia university. Please note whether it concerns a donation for a specific purpose or a scholarship for studies.

What is the scholarship application deadline?

Deadline to apply for scholarship is the May 15, 2020.

Where should the scholarship application be sent?

All application materials should be sent via email to SWEA Washington DC Donation and Scholarship Committee. Email address: sweadcscholarship(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)

When will scholarship awards be announced?

Awards will be announced in June 2020.

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Scholarship will not be awarded to member or members relatives.



Fund provides financial support for activities designed to encourage, preserve, promote and develop the Swedish history, Swedish language, concerts, theater, exhibitions, Swedish traditions inventions and technological development around the world. The organization (non profit) or person applying needs to have a connection to the Washington DC area.

Where should the donation application be sent?

Donation application should be sent to sweadcdonation(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)">sweadcdonation(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)

What is the donation application deadline?

Deadline to apply for donation is October 15 2020.

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Donation will not be awarded to member or members relatives.


Privacy Policy SWEA Washington DC

SWEA Washington DC is the local arm of SWEA International, a non-profit organization, whose purpose is to support and preserve the Swedish language, culture, education and tradition. SWEA Washington DC therefore financially supports only scholarships that agree with these purposes. We do not collect information from scholarship applicants for other purposes than determining scholarship awards. Students will not automatically be sent unrelated emails or solicitations and have an option to remove their email address from any distribution list.

Our mailing address is: House of Sweden, 2900 K Street NW, #100, Washington, DC 20007