High school and college age students age 16 or older who have at least one grandparent of Scandinavian heritage are encouraged to apply for a $250 scholarship given by the Swedish Historical Society. The application requires a one-page essay telling Why I am Proud of my Scandinavian Heritage. The deadline to submit an entry is Thursday, June 2.
The winner will be announced and must be present on Saturday, June 18, during the Swedish Historical Societys Annual Mid Sommarfest. This all-day festival is held at the Erlander Home Museum at 404 S. 3rd St. In addition to receiving the scholarship, the winner will represent the Swedish Historical Society at several events throughout the year.
For an entry form or more information, contact Debbie Appelquist at 815/633-1598.
From the May 25, 31, 2005, issue