Eva Hedberg gymnastics

Applications/Nominations are now open for svexa’s Eva Hedberg scholarship for artistic sports

We’re happy to announce that applications/nominations are now open for svexa’s 2024 Eva Hedberg scholarship for artistic sports. The closing date is March 25. Eva Hedberg was an elite rhythmic gymnast who won the first three Swedish championships in the discipline and competed in several world championships. Her later work was devoted to education, especially for future teachers in sports, health and special education. In her memory and in her spirit, in 2020 Svexa established the Eva Hedberg scholarship for artistic sports.

Previous winners include gymnast Alva Svennbeck and diver Emilia Nilsson Garip. The scholarship was awarded based on athletic merit, potential, curiosity, and drive. Svexa will support the winner with direct funding, and also offer help and guidance concerning training planning, and recovery.

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Eva Hedberg gymnastics

Both during her own active career and many years thereafter, Eva was a driving force in the development of the sport in Sweden. Throughout her life, she was active and curious about new opportunities, an important trait for being able to succeed in elite sports. The activities ranged from tennis and golf to cross-country skiing and long-distance skating. She also started rock climbing – as a 73-year-old!

By passing on her knowledge, she strived to improve the conditions for the next generation. She did so at an elite level and has been awarded the prize Best Educator of the Year from Uppsala University.

The scholarship amount is SEK 11,500. In addition, the scholarship entails additional support corresponding to an equal amount in the form of help from Svexa’s experts in, among other things, sports performance, training theory, tests and technology, which means that the scholarship’s total value is SEK 23,000.

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