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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 2016 Malmberg Scholarship will be accepted from September 1- November 15, 2015. Interested applicants should review the 2016 Malmberg Scholarship Guidelines and complete the 2016 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 2016 scholarship will close on May 1, 2016. Applications for the 2016 scholarship will open in March 2016. For reference, see the 2016 Lilly Lorénzen Scholarship Guidelines and the 2016 Lilly Lorénzen Scholarship Application.

Other Resources

For general information about studying in Sweden, visit:

For information about acquiring a VISA to 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

  • The American Swedish Institute has awarded the 2015-2016 Malmberg Scholarship for Study in Sweden in the amount of $10,000 to Ryan Skinner for his project, “Race, Politics and Performance in Afro-... Read more »

Current Lilly Lorénzen Scholar

  • Wendy Peterson Biorn
    The 2016 recipient of the Lilly Lorénzen Scholarship is Wendy Peterson Biorn of Rockford, Minnesota. She is Carver County Historical Society's Executive Director and overseees the Andrew Peterson... Read more »