Scholarship Award Ceremony, 2018 – Seattle May 24th

Bo Hedfors, Bengt Gerborg, Emma Norden, Michael Sikora, Ilsa Juhlin and Arne Dunhem

On May 24th, a large group of Chalmers alumni and friends got together at the Swedish Club in Seattle to award scholarships to three American students who are set to start their Master’s studies this fall – all thanks to the generosity of Chalmers’ alumni and friends!

The scholarships that were awarded were the following:

  • U.S. Friends of Chalmers Bo Hedfors scholarship (funded in full by Bo Hedfors) – awarded to Michael Sikora from Kentucky
  • U.S. Friends of Chalmers Rune Andersson scholarship (funded in full by Rune Andersson) – awarded to Emma Norden from Minnesota
  • U.S. Friends of Chalmers scholarship (funded by several donations, some large, some smaller, all highly appreciated) – awarded to lsa Juhlin from Washington

Bo Hedfors handed over the U.S. Friends of Chalmers Bo Hedfors Scholarship, funded in full by Bo himself to Michael Sikora and wished him the best of luck in his future studies at Chalmers this fall. Michael will be the third U.S. Friends of Chalmers scholar to take on the Sound and Vibrations Master’s Program. Last year’s awardee, Rebecca Gillie is ready to start her second year in that same program. The second scholarship to be awarded was the U.S. Friends of Chalmers Rune Andersson Scholarship, funded in full by Rune Andersson. Since Rune, unfortunately, couldn’t be present in person, Arne Dunhem stepped in to hand over the diploma to Emma Norden, who will be studying the Master’s Program in Architecture. Last, but not least, Bengt Gerborg, one of our gold donors, handed over the U.S. Friends of Chalmers Scholarship, funded by a number of donors, Bengt being one of them, to Ilsa Juhlin. Ilsa is starting her Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering this fall and just like Emma, she will be the first U.S. Friends scholar to study that particular program. We are all sure they will do very well and wish them the best of luck!

A greeting from previous awardees
At the end of the ceremony, a greeting was delivered by the previous awardees! Check it out

Club Emil
The award ceremony was followed by a traditional Club Emil, featuring yellow pea soup, punsch and pancakes along with a lot of singing and laughing. The scholars and their guests joined in and seemed to thoroughly enjoy the festivities as well as the food and drink…and particularly the singing.

Updates on the progress of these excellent students will follow once thay have arrived and started their studies at Chalmers – stay tuned!