King awards scholarships to young leaders

Kungen tillsammans med de tre stipendiaterna Madeleine Sundell, Veronica Hedemark och Hanna Bjäregård. Foto: Bertil Ericson/Scanpix

The King pictured here with the three scholarship winners, Madeleine Sundell, Veronica Hedenmark and Hanna Bjäregård. Photo: Bertil Ericson/Scanpix

For the third year in a row, the Young Leadership Foundation presented scholarships to three young leaders who have distinguished themselves through their exemplary, value-based leadership.

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".

Facts about The King's Young Leadership Foundation


The background to the scholarship is The King's commitment to the scout movement, and the significance of the leadership training offered by the scouts to tens of thousands of young people every year.

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.