Calling all young professionals – kick-start your international career as a Scholar at the SCC in London

5 November 2021

The SCC is proud to announce a record five scholarships available for a new cohort of young talents to join the SCC Scholarship Programme in 2022/23. The programme lasts for 12 months and has served as a platform to launch many successful alumni careers over the years. The five scholarships have been made possible through generous donations from: Elof Hansson Foundation, Gull & Stellan Ljungberg Foundation, Scholarship Fund for Swedish Youth Abroad, Sparbankstiftelsen Finn and The Sten A. Olsson Foundation for Research and Culture. Applications opened 1 November.

“We are very proud to continue this almost half a century long tradition of welcoming ambitious scholars to the Chamber in London. Together with these foundations and donors, we offer young and internationally aspiring students a platform to develop, take responsibility and to grow a unique international network. Our alumni of scholars have gone far and wide and are always close to us. Today, with Brexit in mind, it has become an even more unique opportunity, which we are proud to provide,” says Peter Sandberg, Chief Executive at the SCC.

Elof Hansson Foundation
The Elof Hansson Foundation was created in 1985 through a donation by Bo-Elof Hansson. The Elof Hansson company is a global business facilitator for buyers and sellers of pulp, paper, and timber. The foundation supports academic education, research, and training in the commercial sector. The main focus is on trade and business activities such as marketing, international trade, accounting, commercial law and business language, and it has long standing partnership with Chalmers University of Technology and the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg.

Gull & Stellan Ljungberg Foundation
In memory of Gull and Stellan Ljungberg, a majority of the foundation's return is each year distributed to young students from the municipalities of Uddevalla and Trollhättan. The foundation prioritises applicants who study, participate in exchange semesters, or do fieldwork abroad.

Gull and Stellan ran a leather factory together in Uddevalla during their active years. They both travelled a lot and strived for new knowledge continuously. They made extensive use of both the English and German languages and had a great interest in international business and cultural life. Gull and Stellan donated a part of their fortune to the foundation to enable young students to gain that same international experience they both cherished so much.

Scholarship Fund for Swedish Youth Abroad
The Scholarship Fund for Swedish Youth Abroad was founded in 1937 as part of the 50-year anniversary of 'Sveriges Allmänna Utrikeshandelsförening' (Swedish Association of Foreign Trade). The foundation grants scholarships for studies in Sweden or at Swedish schools abroad, for Swedish language summer courses, for TISUS tests, as well as for internships at several Swedish chambers abroad and Swedish school associations.

Sparbankstiftelsen Finn
Sparbanksstiftelsen Finn is one of the owners of Sparbanken Skåne. Dividend from its ownership and the return on various other investments give the opportunity to contribute to various projects within education, culture, sports, children and youth, research, and entrepreneurship. The foundation wants to invest in a future that is good for the region and for future generations.

The Sten A. Olsson Foundation for Research and Culture
The Sten A. Olsson Foundation for Research and Culture was founded in 1996 in honour of shipowner Sten A. Olsson on his 80th birthday. At the time, Mr. Olsson had been active for more than half a century in the Gothenburg and Western Sweden area, laying the foundation to what today is the Stena Sphere, one of Sweden’s largest family-owned businesses, including businesses such as Stena Line.

The Sten A. Olsson family has always had a great interest and will to support creative individuals as they strive to fulfill their goals. Through the Sten A. Olsson foundation for Research and Culture, the family aims to target support and contributions to research and cultural activities mainly in the greater Gothenburg area and western parts of Sweden.


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