On Monday 16 April, The King presented the Compass Rose Scholarship to four young leaders who have demonstrated extraordinary courage, consideration and energy. During the ceremony, young leaders who have completed Value-Based Leadership training also received diplomas from The King.
During the afternoon's ceremony in the Bernadotte Library at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, the Young Leadership Foundation's Compass Rose Scholarship was presented for the 12th year running. The 50,000 kronor scholarship is presented to young leaders under the age of 25 who have demonstrated particular courage, consideration and energy. To date, 34 young leaders have received the scholarship.
This year's scholarship winners were:
24-year-old Paulina Olsson from Varberg, co-founder of Peppy Pals. Paulina was presented with the scholarship for "having worked, with value-based leadership, to teach children about soft human values and empathy, using technology".
23-year-old Omid Mahmoudi from Malmö, founder of the Association for Unaccompanied Children and Otto Meeting Place. Omid was presented with the scholarship for "having demonstrated, with value-based leadership, that the power and faith in the future of an unaccompanied child brings hope and change to many people together".
23-year-old Julius Kramer from Stockholm, former officer of the Agenda 2030 delegation and director of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). Julius was presented with the scholarship for "having worked, with value-based leadership, full of humble learning and action, to promote both important social issues and our fellow human beings".
21-year-old Gustav Plantin from Staffanstorp, Chairman of Staffanstorp United. Gustav was presented with the scholarship for "having worked, with value-based leadership, to change opposition into tolerance and cooperation, and having contributed towards a better society using football as a tool".
During the afternoon's ceremony in the Bernadotte Library, many young leaders who had completed Value-Based Leadership training received their diplomas. The aim of the training is to strength young leaders' leadership by clarifying values and providing guidance on how these can be shown in behaviour and in all life's decisions and actions.
The Young Leadership Foundation was a gift to The King on his 60th birthday, at the initiative of the Scouts. The foundation works to highlight young leaders with good value-based leadership skills. The foundation's values are based on the values of the Scout Movement, and courage, consideration and energy are central to good value-based leadership.
The Compass Rose Scholarship is awarded to young people 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 King's Young Leadership Foundation operates the scholarship programme. The scholarship amount is SEK 50,000 per scholarship, to be used for personal leadership development.
Value-based leadership is a folk high school course which is arranged by the Scouts and the Scouts' Folk High School in cooperation with industry and other voluntary youth organisations, with the support of The King's Young Leadership Foundation.