The King presents Bernadotte Scholarships

On Thursday 25 April, The King attended the presentation of this year's scholarships within the Bernadotte Programme.

Five of the royal academies established the Bernadotte Programme to mark The King's 70th birthday in 2016. The aim of the programme is to offer further training for researchers and young artists via scholarships.

The King – who is patron and first honorary member of the academies – presented the scholarships at this year's ceremony in the Bernadotte Library.

Scholarships awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts:

  • Hanna Husberg
  • Laleh Kazemi Veisari

Scholarships awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Lettersexternal link, opens in new window:

  • Matilda Arvidsson
  • Gustaf Marcus
  • Sebastian Selvén

Scholarships awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music:

  • Anna Paradiso Laurin
  • Anna Einarsson och Magnus Florin

Scholarship awarded by the Swedish Academyexternal link, opens in new window:

  • Hatice Zora

Scholarships awarded by the Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy for Swedish Folk Cultureexternal link, opens in new window:

  • Benata Elortza
  • Caitlin Ellis

After the ceremony in the Bernadotte Library, a reception was held during which The King had the opportunity to speak with the scholarship recipients and representatives from the academies.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Music's scholarship recipients Anna Paradiso Laurin, Magnus Florin and Anna Einarsson.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Music's scholarship recipients Anna Paradiso Laurin, Magnus Florin and Anna Einarsson. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

The Bernadotte Programme

The Bernadotte Programme aims to offer higher education (at postdoctoral level, after having completed an artistic degree or equivalent) for outstanding young talents who are becoming established as leading practitioners within their individual fields. One basic idea is that every project should involve at least two academies' areas of expertise in some form, for example in combinations of arts and forms of knowledge, and should thereby make use of the academies' different capacities.