Scholarships

Both the University and the Nation administer large numbers of scholarships aimed at aiding members of Västmanlands-Dala Nation financially. The scholarships are announced – that is, open for applications – four times per year. Keep your eyes open both here, in Landskapsposten and on the Nation’s billboard!

The following scholarships are hereby announced

For the validity of the application a requisition form should be truthfully filled in and handed in to the First Curator before 2:00 pm on Saturday the 26th of April.

1 scholarship of 3 890 sek from the Elisabeth and Julie Berglund’s scholarship fund

One scholarship is awarded annually to an at the university, for the present term, studying male individual enrolled in Västmanlands-Dala nation, who is less mediated and through hard work and good behaviour have made themselves merited. The same beneficiary of the scholarship may receive the scholarship for six consecutive terms.

1 scholarship of 4 690 sek from the Arch Bishop Johan August Ekman’s scholarship fund

One scholarship is awarded annually to an at the university, for the present term, studying impecunious, gifted theology student of Västmanlands-Dala nation. The same beneficiary of the scholarship may receive the scholarship for six consecutive terms.

1 scholarship of 5 960 sek from the Arvid Carlson’s scholarship fund

One scholarship is awarded annually to an at the university studying male student of Västmanlands-Dala nation, who has passed the two highest high school rings at the Higher General Educational Institution (the Rudbeckianska high school) in Västerås, the student should also have completed graduation at this high school and carry out studies in historical, political science or statistical subjects. The scholarship is awarded for one year, however, on special application and after the The Senior Member’s College’s examination, a beneficiary of the scholarship may carry the scholarship one year at a time for another two consecutive years if he is at the university present, and enrolled in the nation.

1 scholarship of 4 950 sek from the Albin Lindwall’s scholarship fund

The scholarship is awarded an at the university, for the present term, studying compatriot in need, who through hard work, honourable conduct and evinced success have made themselves merited. The same beneficiary of the scholarship receives the scholarship for three consecutive years as long as they during this time are at the university present and in the nation enrolled. An extended hold of this scholarship may on application, submitted before the end of the ordinary scholarship period, be granted for one year at a time for a maximum of three years, if special reasons exist.

1 scholarship of 7 030 sek from Johan Samuel Löfberg’s scholarship fund

The scholarship is awarded a student at Uppsala University enrolled in Västmanlands-Dala’s nation, who is in the need of support and who has made themselves known through hard work and uprightness, as well as good studies, with preference for historical or natural-science subjects. The scholarship may not be held fold a period longer than three years.

1 scholarship of 3 930 sek from the Johan Erik Möller’s scholarship fund

One scholarship is awarded annually to an impecunious, for hard work, order and good behaviour merited compatriot, who for the term is at the university present, with preference for those born in the city of Köping parents, who there have been residents for some time, or who since their childhood has lived there. The same beneficiary of the scholarship holds the scholarship for four consecutive terms.

1 scholarship of 3 830 sek from the Wallman’s scholarship fund

The scholarship is awarded a less mediated student, enrolled in the Västmanlands-Dala nation, who for the present term is at the university present and who is either born in the province of Dalarna of parents, who there have been residents for some time, or who since their childhood has lived in the province. The same beneficiary of the scholarship receives the scholarship for a maximum of four consecutive terms.

1 scholarship of 9 070 sek from the Sigrid Johansson’s scholarship fund

The beneficiary is chosen amongst students at Uppsala University or another university, enrolled in Västmanlands-Dala nation and preferably amongst those who come from lesser mediated families and who themselves have troublesome economic conditions. Students must evince interest for studies and results of studies for at least two terms to receive and continue to receive the scholarship. The same beneficiary receives the scholarship for a maximum of six terms unless special reasons for extension exist.

7 scholarships of 3 340 sek from the Emmy and August Wallqvist’s scholarship fund

The scholarships are awarded at the university, for the present term, studying individuals enrolled in the Västmanlands-Dala nation. At the awarding of the scholarships, as applicants are seen as equally justified to scholarship, with preference for those belonging to the Faculty of Humanities. The same beneficiary of the scholarship receives the scholarship for three consecutive years, as long as they during this time are at the university present and in the nation enrolled.

 

Research Scholarship

1 scholarship of 12 890 sek from the Gösta A Eriksson’s scholarship fund

Is awarded each spring term to a research student enrolled at Uppsala University’s faculty for Social Studies, enrolled in Västmanland-Dala nation, with preference for those belonging to the municipalities in Kolbäcken’s valley. The scholarship is awarded applicants with commendable qualifications from higher studies.

 

Please contact the First Curator for more information. For information regarding collection of scholarship funds, please contact the deputy Treasurer.

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FAQ regarding sholarships

How do I apply for scholarships?

Scholarships administered by the University are applied to according to the University’s scholarship office’s instructions. The Nation’s scholarships are applied to by handing in a correctly filled in scholarship application form with the right enclosures, among them the confidential self declaration to the Nation’s First Curator. If the application is handed in when the office is not open (e.g in the letterbox in the Nation or by post) mark the envelope with the application “First Curator, Scholarship application”.

What is to be enclosed to the scholarship application?

Certificate of your study results and certificate of registration for the current semester from Uppdok/Ladok must always be enclosed to every application. Copies of electronic certificates with control numbers are accepted as originals. The alternatives “Study results” or “National certificate” must be used. Printouts from antagnings.se are not valid as certificates. Special qualification for a scholarship must be proved with enclosures (e.g. receipt for paid term fee to the Nation, higher school certificate, proof of membership in the Church of Sweden, birth certificate including place of birth etc.). If certificates are missing then you as an applicant are considered not to meet the qualification requirements. Proof of kinship can be proved by a family tree that has been drawn by yourself and attested by two persons with name and phone number. All copies must be attested by two persons with name and phone number. All enclosures except for study results with original signature or control number and original birth certificate must be attested. Incorrect information in the application may lead to obligation to repay the distributed scholarships and in some cases liability.

What amount is my scholarship?

The amount can in general be found in the announcement. Information about the profit from scholarships and funds administered by the University can be found on the home page of Uppsala akademiförvaltning. For information about the current amount of the scholarships and funds administered by the Nation you can contact First Curator or Assistant Treasurer.

When do I receive the money?

Payment of rewards and scholarships administered by the Nation is managed by the Nation’s Assistant Treasurer. Usually payment of both monitored and newly awarded scholarships is done within a month after the awarding occassion. The Senior Members’ college usually makes decisions concerning monitorings in October (autumn term) and March (spring term) and concerning scholarship appointments in November December (autumn term) and May (spring term). Payments of scholarships administered by the University is managed by the University’s scholarship office and it can provide further information concerning dates. Usually the awarding decisions are done in December (autumn term) and May (spring term).

How do I monitor my scholarship?

If you hold a scholarship you must monitor it every term in order to keep it the terms after you have been awarded it. If the scholarship is not monitored it will be announced again. To monitor the scholarship you hand in a statement of scholarship eligibility and enclose a confidential self declaration, an excerpt from a register of studied courses, proof that you study during the current semester and a recepit for paid term fee. The monitoring must be handed in to the First Curator on February15th during the spring term and September 15th during the autumn term at the latest.

How many scholarships can I hold at the same time?

A maximum of two scholarships administered by the Nation can be held at the same time. If you are awarded more than two you must choose to renounce one ot them- this choice can for example depend on the length of the scholarship or amount, which may cause you to prefer one scholarship to another one. The renounced sholarship will be awarded another applicant, if any, or is anounced next term as an extra scholarship (lump sum). The University’s scholarship office applies a scholarship cap, i.e. a maximum sum per term. On the scholarship office’s web page more information about the scholarship cap can be found.  

Which scholarships are available?

Nation scholarships administered by the University or by the Nation that can be applied for are listed in Stipendiehandboken (not available in English yet). Questions regarding Nation scholarships are answered by the Nation’s First Curator. Moreover there are a number of scholarships with conncetion to Västmanlands-Dala Nation and Västmanland and/or Dalarna that are listed in the handbook. If you know of more scholarships with connection to the Nation and Västmanland and/or Dalarna you are welcome to inform us so that we can complete our handbook.