SVEA LODGE #296
VASA ORDER OF AMERICA
A Swedish-American Fraternal Organization
Instituted May 20, 1914
Photo: Lake Erie, PBellingham
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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FROM
OUR GRAND LODGE AND PA DISTRICT #9
NOTE: DEADLINES HAVE EXPIRED FOR 2023.
CLICK THE SCHOLARSHIP SUB-MENUS SO YOU CAN REVIEW AND KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR.
THE DISTRICT #9 ADULT SCHOLARSHIP WILL
BE AVAILABLE DECEMBER 2023 FOR YEAR 2024.
Background / Purpose The Vasa Order of America began as an organization dedicated to assisting Swedish immigrants in dealing with life issues as they adjusted to life in America. As the wave of immigration subsided, the organization’s focus shifted from providing benefits to preserving and understanding Swedish culture at the time of the immigration and how it has changed to the present time. While the Order still provides limited financial benefits, fellowship among people with Swedish/Scandinavian heritage and interests grew in importance for the organization.
CONGRATULATIONS to Leyla Wilk. She has been named the 2023 District Youth Scholarship award winner. Leyla is the granddaughter of Karen Chilcote of Nobel-Monitor #130. Her award sends her to Sjölunden at Concordia Language Villages in Bemidji, MN for a 2 week Swedish language immersion camp. We will be anxious to hear of her experiences.