SWEA Boston’s scholarships are handed out every year to female students from New England universities for studies or special projects in Sweden. All of this is possible due to the large fundraiser, Swedish Yuletide, which is being held in December every year in the South End. In 2019, the scholarship sum was at $6,000.
This year the SWEA Boston Scholarship Committee rewarded the scholarship to from Ileeana Johnson.
She attends Northeastern University, is both on the Dean´s List and an “Honor Student”. On the side she has four jobs to finance her studies.
The SWEA Boston Scholarship Committee voted unanimously to give $6,000 to Ileana for her project proposal in Sweden.
Ileeana has been offered a very fine internship, unpaid, at the Universal Music Group in Stockholm and will spend the whole fall semester there until January 2020. As we all know Swedish music is one of Sweden’s biggest export products, not only artists and pop groups but also music and music and royalties.
Ileeana is majoring in Music at Northeastern. In Stockholm she will learn about marketing both music and musicians who are connected with the Universal Group, and she will also help with interviews and social media.
She was thrilled when she heard that she was chosen to receive the SWEA Boston Scholarship for this once in a lifetime opportunity.
By early November, Ileeana has completed two thirds of her internship, and we have had several reports from her about how much she enjoys her experience at Universal and is also making the most of living in the beautiful city of Stockholm.
In January, her internship will come to an end and she will be returning to Northeastern. She has kindly offered to come to a SWEA meeting and share all her wonderful experiences in Sweden.
We are so pleased that SWEA Boston had the opportunity to support Ileeana for her internship in Sweden.
Earlier scholarship recipients
|Year||Name||University in USA||Field of studies in Sweden|
|1988||Vicky Leung||Harvard University||Language Studies|
|1989||Sarah Patrick||Northeastern Univ||Biomedical Engineering|
|1990||Laura Nelson||Harvard University||Goverment Policy|
|1991||Meg Sibley||Smith College||Music|
|1992||Beth Stevens||Northeastern Univ||Medicine|
|1993||Allen LeVines||Berklee College,Music||Music|
|1994||Hayley Goodson||Brown University||Swedish Program|
|1995||Maria Ivanova||Mt. Holyoke College||Environmental Studies|
|1996||Isabel Gill||Harvard University||Swedish Literature|
|1997||Jessica Meir||Brown University||Swedish Program|
|1998||Miwa Kozuki||Mt. Holyoke College||Ethnic Studies/Immigration|
|1999||Lisa Gambone||Brown University||Swedish Program|
|2000||Elizabeth Chiappa||Harvard University||Swedish Culture and Society|
|2000||Anna Testa||Smith College||Sociology|
|2001||Kate Gubata||Brown University||Swedish Program|
|2002||Katie Heikkinen||Harvard University||Public Health Policy|
|2003||Lilly Husbands||Brown University||Women’s Studies and Film|
|2003||Elizabeth Peterson||Brown University||International Studies|
|2004||Marienne Murch||Harvard University||Swedish Program|
|2005||Angela Sherwin||Brown University||Swedish Program|
|2006||Caitlin Flanagan||Brown University||Nursing|
|2007||Michelle Prairie||Univ. of Connecticut||Poli Sci & Economics|
|2007||Christa Bosch||Raoul Wallenberg Inst||Human Rights Law|
|2008||Anna Maria Martignetti||Lunds Universitet||Int’l Human Rights Law|
|2009||Amy Hernandez||Colby College||Swedish Program|
|2010||Sarah Garlington||Boston University||Doctoral Program in Social Politics|
|2010||Hanna Freedman||Tufts University||Swedish Program|
|2010||Ellen Wright||U. Mass. in Amherst||International Summer Program|
|2011||Sabrina Harris||Boston University||Master’s Comparative Education|
|2011||Ruairi Dewey-Smith||Brandeis University||Swedish Program|
|2012||Lydia Ievens||Eric Sahlström Institute||Studying the nyckelharpa|
|2012||Gretchen Gerlach||Brown University||Swedish Program|
|2012||Anneliese Lilienthal||Karolinska Institute||Master Program in Global Health|
|2013||Emma Chow||Bowdoin College||Swedish Program|
|2013||Anna Reed||Brown University||Swedish Program|
|2013||Hilary Pech||UMASS Amherst||Uppsala Universitet|
|2014||Sydney Smoot||Northeastern University||Swedish Program|
|2014||Naomi Mastico||UMASS Amherst||Uppsala Universitet|
|2015||Emma Gronbeck||UMASS Amherst||Uppsala Universitet|
|2015||Lainie Rowland||Brown University||Swedish Program|
|2015||Emy Takinami||University of Vermont||Swedish Program|
|2016||Mikaela Karlsson||Brown University||Uppsala Universitet|
|2016||Kaitlin Hollinger||U Mass Amherst||Uppsala Universitet|
|2016||Anna-Linnea Towle||University of Vermont||Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan|
|2016||Maria Hanson||Williams College||Swedish Program|
|2017||Daven McQueen||Brown University||Handelshögskolan i Stockholm|
|2017||Marina Stam||Bowdoin College||Handelshögskolan i Stockholm|
|2017||Sarah Wiggins||Tufts University||Handelshögskolan i Stockholm|
|2017||Colette Heefner||Suffolk University||Lund University|
|2017||Elizabeth Doe Stone||University of Virginia||Anders Zorn/John Sargent Singer dialogue|
|2018||Tara Strelevitz||Colby College||Danish Institute for Study Abroad|
|2018||Tyrah Green||Brown University||Handelshögskolan i Stockholm|
|2018||Sasa Jovanovic||Bowdoin College||Handelshögskolan i Stockholm|
|2019||Ileeana Johnson||Northeastern University||Universal Music Group|