Scholarship offerings

Monitor Lodge #218 Scholarships

Scholarship Application Form

Monitor Lodge #218 of the Vasa Order of America awards one scholarship annually to a deserving student who is pursuing his/her education at the post-secondary level. Applicants must be lodge members, children of lodge members, or grandchildren of lodge members.

If you would like to be considered for this year’s scholarship, you must submit the following items to the scholarship committee no later than April 1, 2020.

•   Completed “Application for Scholarship” form

•   Official transcript with GPA signed by your school’s registrar

•   Personal statement on a separate sheet of paper

Please contact Monitor Lodge for the forms you will need to complete the scholarship application process or download the 2019 Monitor Scholarship Packet. If you have any questions, please contact a member of the scholarship committee.

The committee must receive your application packet no later than April 1, 2020 (late submittals will not be accepted. You can mail your packet to any member of the committee. You could also submit your application to one of the committee members at the lodge meeting in February or March 2020..

In Truth and Unity,

Susan Edelmayer

2018 Monitor Lodge Scholarship Committee Chairman

Last update:  09/24/2019


Golden Gate District Lodge 12 Scholarships

Scholarship Application Form

District Lodge Golden Gate #12 provides educational support to its members through the District Scholarship program.  Scholarship awards are available to Vasa members who meet the following requirements:

  1. Applicants must be members of District Golden Gate 12 Vasa Order of America for at least two years prior to the application deadline based upon their initiation date.

  2. Applicants must be accepted by or enrolled in a full-time program at an institution of higher learning. This includes both university-level and post-secondary vocational programs. Funds are transmitted directly to the institution’s scholarship office for disbursement.                                  

The District Scholarship may be awarded a maximum of two times to the same recipient.

The following materials must be submitted to support your application; all material must be postmarked by April 1, the year of the application.

  1. The completed application form

  2. A letter from your local lodge secretary confirming your initiation date and describing the activities you have participated in at your lodge.

  3. A one-page essay describing of your Vasa activities, community service, leadership skills, or other talents.  Include awards received and other important life experiences.

  4. An official, most recent grade transcript (or transcripts) must be mailed directly to to the District Scholarship Chairman from your school’s records or administrative office.

If you have received a District Scholarship in the past, a brief report on your college experiences would be appreciated.

Scholarship awards will be announced at the District Convention in April.  Award checks will be mailed to the institution where the student is enrolled or has been accepted for enrollment.  Award Certificates will be presented at Sweden Day, and Scholarship awardees are encouraged to attend this traditional District celebration.

The application deadline is April 1.  Early applications are encouraged!   

For application forms and submittal information contact:

District Scholarship Chairman here or email to

The application can be downloaded here.


VASA Grand Lodge Scholarships

Scholarship and Essay Contest

The Grand Lodge Vasa Order of America provides scholarships to members pursuing a post high school education.  The Grand Lodge scholarships may be for either college or vocational programs.  The Grand Lodge Scholarship Program is announced in the Fall issue of the Vasa Star appearing in the Nordstjernan and on the Grand Lodge website  The 2020 deadline for submittal is mid-January 2020..

Vasa Scholarships to Swedish Language Camp

For children and grandchildren of Vasa members the Grand lodge offers scholarships to the Swedish Language Village, Sjölunden, under the auspices of Concordia College Language Villages, Moorhead Minnesota.  Sjölunden uses a total immersion approach to the Swedish language and culture.  These awards cover full two-week tuition cost and travel expenses to a limit set by the Grand Lodge Executive Board. For more information see the Grand Lodge website

  • Please join us for

     “Fika and conversation”

    Friday, March 6th, 2020

    Monitor Lodge 218 at IOOF Hall

    1831 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825

     6:30 pm  -  Social hour

    Please note we are starting an hour later than normal and please bring your Swedish cookies, cake or pastries to share

    7:00 pm  -  Short business meeting:

    7:30 pm  -  Cultural presentation starts

    Transport of Swedish ore during WWII”

    presented by Brian Horsfield”

    Legos will be available for the kids and the young at heart 

    We will be using our telephone tree to get a head count but please call or text Meribeth Bean at cell (916) 995-4965 or

    Chuck Johnson at cell (916) 501-9256 if you don’t get a call and you plan to attend.  Email also OK (



    Please join us for our

    108th Anniversary Celebration and Lunch – Saturday, March 14, 2020

    Member Anniversary Pin Recognition - Raffles -  Silent  Auction - Music
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 2001 Point West Way

    Complimentary Parking, bring your parking ticket to the luncheon for validation.


    Please be aware that we are holding our anniversary luncheon a month early because April 2020 is a very busy month for Monitor Lodge as we not only have the Scandinavian Festival on April 18th but we are also the host lodge (along with Sierra Kronan) for this year’s Golden Gate District #12 convention being held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Sacramento.

    If you have questions, please call or text:

    Chuck Johnson, Chairman – (916) 501-9256 Ed Netzel, Vice Chairman - )916) 416-1144

    Yvonne Magneheim, Recording Secretary – (916) 801-7580

    Tack så mycket

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