On 10-11 April, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia attended the Sweden-America Foundation's centenary celebrations.
The Sweden-America Foundation works to facilitate academic education, research and work experience in the USA and Canada for students. The foundation was established in 1919, and its centenary was first celebrated with a gala dinner on Wednesday evening which Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia attended.
On the Thursday, the foundation arranged a seminar at which Barbro Osher, Consul General in San Francisco, spoke about her years working in the USA. During the seminar, Prince Carl Philip presented scholarships from the foundation to students for education in the USA and Canada.
According to its statutes, the purpose of the foundation is "to develop links between Sweden on the one side and the USA and Canada on the other, by promoting an exchange of scientific, cultural and practical experience between these countries by awarding scholarships to highly qualified, preferably young men and women for research and higher education in the USA and Canada".
The foundation was established in 1919, and Crown Prince Gustav Adolf and Prince Bertil have previously served as Honorary Chairman. Today, The Crown Princess is the foundation's Honorary Chairman and The King is its patron.