The Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Association will award at least one $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior. The Festival Association will award a second $1,000 with funds contributed by the Scandinavian Benevolent Society. The closing date for applications is May 1, 2024. Please send them to ASMFA, PO Box 34, Astoria OR 97103.
The 2023 ASHA winners are:
Olivia Esnard from Seaside High School was awarded a scholarship from the Scandinavian Benevolent Society. Oliva was Miss Finland and Miss Scandinavia in 2022. She will attend Oregon State University to study Marine Science.
Kaylee Falleur from Astoria High School received a scholarship donated by Tony Larson in memory of Chuck Higgins, Dave Hoofnagle, and Sven Sundstrom. Kaylee was Miss Sweden in 2022 and will attend Eastern Oregon University to study Agricultural Entrepreneurship.
Stian Matthews from Astoria High School received a scholarship from the Scandinavian Benevolent Society in memory of Skip Hauke and Sterling Ficken. Stian will attend a community college or trade school to pursue an education in mechanics or forestry.
Thanks to the donors and congratulations to the scholars!