The American Swedish Institute is a nonprofit organization which offers only the following specific sources of support. Please review the provided guidelines before contacting ASI for additional information.

Malmberg Scholarship for Study in Sweden

The Malmberg Scholarship for Study in Sweden is named for Cornelia Malmberg, a lifelong educator who taught outside the United States for many years. After retirement, the Winthrop, Minnesota native took an interest in the work of the Institute, which led her to establish the program.

The Malmberg Scholarship for Study in Sweden will grant significant funding (up to $10,000) for up to one year of study or research in Sweden to a U.S. resident who is either (a) a student enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited college or university in the U.S. whose current study can be supplemented by time in Sweden, or (b) a qualified scholar engaged in study or research in the U.S. whose work can be enhanced by study in Sweden.

Applications for the 2014 Scholarship will be accepted beginning Sept. 1, 2013 and must be postmarked by Nov. 15, 2013. To apply, see the 2014 Malmberg Scholarship Guidelines and then fill out the 2014 Malmberg Scholarship Application.

Lilly Lorénzen Scholarship

The Lilly Lorénzen Scholarship was established as a memorial to the late Lilly Lorénzen, an instructor in Swedish at the University of Minnesota and the American Swedish Institute, author of the book “Of Swedish Ways,” and a builder of Swedish heritage in America.

The scholarship is open to Minnesota residents who plan to carry out scholarly or creative studies in Sweden. Applicants must have a working knowledge of the Swedish language, a serious desire to make a contribution to American-Swedish cultural exchange, and demonstrable achievement in the selected field of study.

Applications for the 2014 scholarship will be accepted starting March 1, 2014 and are due no later than May 1, 2014.To apply, see the 2014 Lilly Lorénzen Scholarship Guidelines and then complete the 2014 Lilly Lorénzen Scholarship Application.

Other Resources

For general information about studying in Sweden, visit

For a listing of potential funding sources for study in Sweden or Swedes wishing to study in the United States, visit:

Current Malmberg Scholar

One of two Malmberg Scholarships for 2013 was awarded to Emily Peschel in the amount of $3,300 for her project, “Swedish Viking Mobility: Determining origins of Ridanäs Vikings buried at a port of Read More
One of two Malmberg Scholarships for 2013, in the amount of $6,700, wasawarded to Thomas H. Read More

Current Lilly Lorénzen Scholar

Nicholas Reiners of Cambridge, Minn., is the 2013 recipient of the Lilly Lorénzen Scholarship for study in Sweden. The scholarship was established in 1980 by friends and relatives of Lorénzen. Read More