The three scholarship winners, Hanna Bjäregård, field officer in the Stockholm police response unit; Veronica Hedenmark, founder and owner of the company VH assistans, and Madeleine Sundell, who runs a development project between two schools in Zimbabwe and Sweden, each received scholarships of SEK 250,000 from The King.
The scholarship award ceremony took place in connection with a major leadership seminar at the Royal Palace, involving 200 participants from trade and industry, the public sector and the voluntary sector. The theme of the seminar was, “Convictions and values that lead to action".
The King's Young Leadership Foundation exists to promote training for young people in leadership skills based on the values of the scout movement. This is done by awarding scholarships, support to the scout movement's leadership training, and support to young people's development and leadership training within trade and industry, the public sector and voluntary sector.