April 05, 2022

Hamrin Foundation launches scholarship for master students

The Hamrin Foundation aims to create real impact through projects and investments. Impact for academia, industry and society. Part of that is the Hamrin Foundation’s new Impact Scholarship, opening in April 2022.

The Hamrin Foundation was established in 1986 through donations from Jenz Hamrin and her daughter Christina Hamrin. Since 1988, the Foundation has awarded approximately SEK 320 million for research. Now the Foundation is evolving and launching a new scholarship for master’s students.

For us, the foundation is a way of giving back to the society in which we operate. Investing in research and new knowledge is a matter of course if we are to continue to run our companies in the future. With this scholarship, we hope to create real impact and real benefit to society in a new way for us,” says Lovisa Hamrin, Chair of the Hamrin Foundation and owner of Herenco.

The scholarship will be awarded to students who, with their thesis, have created social benefit – or Impact as the scholarship is named after. The idea behind the scholarship is to highlight and support students who have made a difference to society, academia and business.

Any Master’s student who has a thesis that is of interest to academia, industry, the public sector and society can apply for the scholarship. We will aim to find links from the thesis to our focus areas, but will accept applications from all areas.

Applications will be judged by an external panel of experts and decision-makers from the Hamrin Foundation and Herenco. For the Impact Scholarship 2022, the jury consists of Professor Bertil Andersson (former President of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore), Professor Amy Loutfi (Vice President of AI Örebro University), Professor Johan Roos (Chief Academic Officer at Hult Business School and Professor at JIBS), Anders Davidsson (CEO Herenco), Roberth Friedman (Country Manager Sweden at Israeli Ministry of Economy) and Lovisa Hamrin (Chairman Hamrin Foundation and owner Herenco). The jury’s task is to assess each application according to selected criteria and then the Hamrin Foundation’s Board of Directors selects the scholarship recipients.

We have a good mix of jury members and all will bring different angles and perspectives to their assessment. We will look at four different criteria, including the level of collaboration between industry, business, the public sector and society,” says Einav Peretz-Andersson, Business Development Officer at the Hamrin Foundation.

The deadline for applications is 30 September 2022 and the award will be presented at a ceremony in November 2022. The grant amount is SEK 50,000 and a maximum of two grants will be awarded in 2022.