American-Scandinavian Foundation of Los Angeles (ASFLA) is an all-volunteer not-for-profit cultural and educational organization with an international spirit founded in 1939. It is dedicated to friendship and exchange between the five Scandinavian countries and the U.S., and promotes ethnic heritage as a celebration of diversity. Proceeds from all ASFLA activities and events endow a scholarship program for upper-division and graduate students at LA-area colleges and universities. Click here to find out how you can become a member.


The deadline for 2004 scholarship applications has been extended to May 31, 2004. Don't miss it! For more information contact ASFLA.

Norwegian clarinetist Roger Arve Vigulf performs two concerts at California State University, Los Angeles, at 8 p.m. June 2 and 4. June 2 features a solo recital of clarinet and clarinet plus computer, and June 4 features American composer Morton Gould's "Divertimento" for clarinet and jazz band http://smart-trading.ph/iq-option-x-apk-download with the CSULA Jazz Orchestra. Both recitals are in the CSULA State Playhouse. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. For more information, contact jkenned@exchange.calstatela.edu.

A number of events throughout the year help endow the ASFLA scholarship program, which offers awards for upper-division and graduate students at LA-area colleges and universities. To download an application in MS Word format click here.

Congratulations to the 2003 scholarship recipients (photo, from L): Nancy Mockros, a doctoral candidate at Fuller Theological Seminary, of Swedish/Norwegian heritage, whose areas of interest are theology and culture with an emphasis in film. She authored a non-published book on the Scandinavian pietists; Anna Ray Alury, a first-year medical student at UCLA, of Finnish heritage; and Anna Martina Scl��r (not pictured), a pediatric nurse and UCLA undergraduate student, of Finnish/Swedish heritage, studying biopsychology and medicine. The awards were presented at the Fall Scandinavian Festival (photo Dang-Thao Truong).

The fifth annual Scandinavian Film Festival of Los Angeles returned Jan. 16, 17 and 18, 2004, to the Writers Guild Theatre in Beverly Hills. The festival screened contemporary Scandinavian films submitted to the Academy Awards� for consideration as nominees in the Best Foreign-Language Film category, as well as a variety of current feature films, short subjects and documentaries from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. It's the home for Scandinavian film in Hollywood. At the 2003 festival were (from L): ASFLA President and Festival https://smart-trading.ph/iq-option-x-apk-download Director Jim Koenig, Oscar�-winning Director and Mrs. Bille August, and ASFLA Board Member Tina J�hnk Christensen (photo Giulio Marcocchi).

Renew your annual membership, or join, today -- this is membership month! ASFLA is for Scandinavians, Scandinavian Americans and Americans of any heritage. The organization serves a network of individuals involved in the arts, science, business, education and international communities. Its programs, Web site and periodic publication Scan Notes benefit students, teachers and professionals of many fields -- as well as anyone who's interested in Scandinavian life and culture. Click here to learn more about the benefits of becoming an ASFLA member -- and find out how you can join today.

"Nordic Designs in Renaissance L.A." was theme for the 21st annual ASFLA Fall Scandinavian Festival on Sat., Oct. 18, 2003. The festival unfolded at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising at Grand Hope Park on the corner of 9th and Hope Streets in the "new" downtown Los Angeles -- blocks from the Staples Center. Click here for more information (photo Dang-Thao Truong).

Journalist Sven Rye (right) is recipient of this year's ASFLA download iq option x for android Scandinavian of the Year Award, in recognition of meritorious and exemplary service furthering American and Scandinavian relations. Rye accepted the award at the Scandinavian Film festival, at the Writers Guild Theatre (photo Giulio Marcocchi). For profiles of recent past recipients click here.

Every year, ASFLA launches the holiday season with its annual Holiday Ball at the elegant and historic Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles. The black-tie event features dinner, cocktails, live music, ballroom dancing, a silent auction and Santa Lucia procession. The highlight of the 2002 ball, on Dec. 7, was the announcement of Danish journalist Sven Rye as recipient of the 2002 Scandinavian of the Year award.

The periodic newsletter Scan Notes covers ASFLA events as well as local and international Scandinavian-related news. Click here to see past issues.

Click here for the ASFLA mailing address, telephone number and list of executive board members.

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Links to Other Organizations
American-Scandinavian Foundation, Finnish Urban Network, Merja Soria, Tomas Janzon, Swedish-American Jazz, Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater LA, Caroline Waters, Norwegian-American Singer/Songwriter, Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce LA, News of Norway, American-Scandinavian Network

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