The King presents scholarships to three young leaders
Motiv: The King presents the voluntary sector scholarship to Emilie Blondin Köhler. Photo: royalcourt.se
On Thursday 11 April, The King presented the Young Leadership Foundation's Compass Rose Scholarship for the seventh year in a row, to three young leaders who have displayed excellent leadership skills and are good examples to others.
The King began the afternoon with a speech, in which he said: "Today, we will recognise three young leaders who have achieved something extraordinary in their leadership. Despite their young ages, they have taken great responsibility upon themselves and have remained steadfast in their values. The specific qualities we look for in our scholarship recipients are courage, consideration and energy. This year's recipients all demonstrate these qualities in their leadership roles."
The scholarship recipients: Emilie Blondin Köhler, Farid Nolen and Julia Kalthoff. Photo: Christine Olsson/Scanpix
This year's scholarship winners were:Emilie Blondin Köhler, aged 18, is an active Scout and diver. Emilie was awarded the voluntary sector scholarship for her efforts as a leader for young people, including in an integration project in which socially vulnerable young people are invited to get involved in leisure activities with the Scouts. Farid Nolen, aged 32, is the founder of Mathivation and Intize. Farid was awarded the public sector scholarship for his efforts to give young people a new perspective on mathematics. Julia Kalthoff, aged 24, is CEO of the axe manufacturer Wetterlings. Julia was awarded the industry scholarship for joining a manufacturing company as a young manager and having the courage to impose requirements for sustainable production. They each received SEK 250,000.
The scholarships were presented during the Young Leadership seminar in the Vita Havet Assembly Rooms at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: royalcourt.se
The scholarship presentation took place in connection with the Young Leadership seminar. The theme of this year's seminar was "Value-based leadership — challenges in a time of complete transparency." The speakers at the seminar were Inga-Britt Ahlenius, Visiting Professor at the School of Business, Economics and Law in Gothenburg, Petter A Stordalen, owner of Nordic Choice Hotels, and Tawakkol Karman, a journalist from Yemen who won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. There was also the opportunity to follow the seminar and the issues discussed at ungtledarskap.se/live.
About the Compass Rose ScholarshipThe Young Leadership Foundation works to promote the importance of — and contribute towards the development of — value-based leadership in Sweden. The Compass Rose Scholarship has been established as part of this work. The scholarship is awarded to young leaders who, regardless of their formal title, have shown through their actions that they have taken responsibility and demonstrated involvement above and beyond the ordinary, and who can show that the scholarship can help them to keep developing good leadership. The scholarship has three categories, and is presented each year to young people within industry, the public sector and the voluntary sector. The scholarship is worth SEK 250,000, which the recipient can use to continue developing their leadership through training, mentoring or other activities with a clear educational link.
About the Young Leadership seminarThe annual Young Leadership seminar has a theme each year connected to young value-based leadership. The seminar is arranged jointly by the Scouts and The King's Young Leadership Foundation, and is hosted by The King. The seminar is a forum for exchanging experience and ideas across borders, sectors, generations, cultures, organisations and individuals. The Compass Rose Scholarship is also presented during the seminar. Find out more about the Young Leadership Foundation here.