Scholarship and Essay Contest
The Grand Lodge Vasa Order of America provides scholarships to members pursuing a post high school education. The Grand Lodge scholarships may be for either college or vocational programs. The Grand Lodge Scholarship Program is announced in the Fall issue of the Vasa Star appearing in the Nordstjernan and on the Grand Lodge website www.vasaorder.com. Please watch for the announcement.
Vasa Scholarships to Swedish Language Camp
For children and grandchildren of Vasa members the Grand lodge offers scholarships to the Swedish Language Village, Sjölunden, under the auspices of Concordia College Language Villages, Moorhead Minnesota. Sjölunden uses a total immersion approach to the Swedish language and culture. These awards cover full two-week tuition cost and travel expenses to a limit set by the Grand Lodge Executive Board. For more information see the Grand Lodge website www.vasaorder.com.
District Lodge Golden Gate #12 provides educational support to its members through the District Scholarship program. Scholarship awards are available to Vasa members who meet the following requirements:
Applicants must be members of District Golden Gate 12 Vasa Order of America for at least two years prior to the application deadline based upon their initiation date.
Applicants must be accepted by or enrolled in a full-time program at an institution of higher learning. This includes both university-level and post-secondary vocational programs. Funds are transmitted directly to the institution’s scholarship office for disbursement.
The District Scholarship may be awarded a maximum of two times to the same recipient.
The following materials must be submitted to support your application; all material must be postmarked by April 1, the year of the application.
The completed application form
A letter from your local lodge secretary confirming your initiation date and describing the activities you have participated in at your lodge.
A one-page essay describing of your Vasa activities, community service, leadership skills, or other talents. Include awards received and other important life experiences.
An official, most recent grade transcript (or transcripts) must be mailed directly to to the District Scholarship Chairman from your school’s records or administrative office.
If you have received a District Scholarship in the past, a brief report on your college experiences would be appreciated.
Scholarship awards will be announced at the District Convention in April. Award checks will be mailed to the institution where the student is enrolled or has been accepted for enrollment. Award Certificates will be presented at Sweden Day, and Scholarship awardees are encouraged to attend this traditional District celebration.
The application deadline is April 1. Early applications are encouraged!
For application forms and submittal information contact:
District Scholarship Chairman here or email
The application can be downloaded here.
The Elin Björk Educational Scholarship Award.