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T. Edward & Alvalene P. Karlsson Scholarship Awards 

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The Sweden Day Committee is committed to helping young students further their education goals through annual scholarship awards, announced during the Sweden Day festivities. (Sweden Day Scholarship Application Link -> Scholarship Application 2023

Scholarship applications are available to students up to age 25, (As of Sweden Day), entering or enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or technical program leading to a certificate or degree.

Named for Alvalene P. and T. Edward “TEK” Karlsson, two dedicated editors and photo journalists who tirelessly chronicled every noteworthy event and celebration for Nordstjernan, the Swedish-American newspaper publishing for more then 140 years. They joined Nordstjernan in 1973 and actively contributed for many years. Their dedication, hard work and professional standards are guiding examples for scholarship applicants every year. We are proud to administer the scholarship in their memory. (Photo of Alvelene is below)


Many students have already benefited from the scholarship awards.

Contributions to the scholarship are greatly appreciated.

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 Complete the form and Email Application & Essay to: