Björn Savén Finnish American Scholarship Granted (August 13, 2019)

Björn Saven (l) and Ambassador Pence (middle) with the winner of this year’s scholarship, Lassi Tervonen (3rd l) were accompanied by four previous winners. (© State Dept.)

The annual Björn Savén Finnish American Scholarship was granted to Mr. Lassi Tervonen in a ceremony held at the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Ambassador Pence, Mr. Björn Savén, and Kristiina Helenius from the League of Finnish-American Societies congratulated Mr. Tervonen for the 35 000 euro grant for PhD studies in economics at the Boston University in the academic year 2019-2020.

The Björn Savén Finnish American Scholarship, formerly known as the IK Finnish American Scholarship, was introduced in 2000 and has provided talented young Finnish business and/or technical students and university graduates with an opportunity to broaden their academic and international perspective through studying at leading universities in the United States. Björn Savén Finnish American Scholarship is intended for Finnish students to finance post-graduate studies in the United States. The scholarship program is administered by the League of Finnish-American Societies.

More photos of the event available on our Flickr album.