A Sports Scholarship from Rosendal Fastigheter

Rosendal Fastigheter’s sports scholarship in Hans-Börje Fritjofsson’s memory is intended to reward and encourage young athletes in their efforts to reach the elite level of their chosen sport. The intention is to promote a sports culture in our community through role models that demonstrate positive values.

Scholarship Distribution
The sports scholarship is awarded by representatives of Rosendal Fastigheter as well as Celsius High School. The committee will provide justification on their decision for each student recipient.

Scholarship size
The scholarship amounts to SEK 20,000 annually and is distributed to one female and one male athlete. The scholarship is paid in cash. There is no application process as recipients are selected by the committee.

Purpose of scholarships
These sports grants are intended for youth in their third year at Celsius High School. In addition to demonstrating good athletic and academic achievements, the recipient must also exemplify a love of sport, team spirit, inclusion and fair play.

Scholarship presentation
The sports scholarships are awarded at the annual sports gala in Uppsala.

2018 scholarship recipients

Ariam Berhane – Football
Ariam Berhane started her football career in Gusk, and is currently an established elite player for IK Uppsala. She has brilliant prospects and has earned a place on the women’s national team, which qualifies for the European Championships in the Spring. In addition to her sportsmanship, Ariam is an ambitious student and beloved friend who spreads joy to everyone around her. Ariam is a true role model and shining star.

David Nyfjäll – Golf
David Nyfjäll achieved the highest academic scores throughout his high school career. When not studying, David can be found nurturing his talent for golf. A Swedish junior golf champion, he has earned his spot on the junior national team. Whether in the classroom or on the green, David is known for his strong work ethic, curiosity and determination to move to the next level. David personifies the spirit of this award.


Earlier recipients

Milen Hagos  – Basketball
Alan Zekovic – Basketball

Milen Hagos och Alan Zekovic – Basket

Who was

Hans-Börje was born in Uppsala in the late 1940’s and grew up in Tunabackar and Eriksberg. In the late 1960’s he met his future wife, Inger, and lived in Norby and in the summer paradise Björk vid Mälaren, which provided space for recreation and family life.

He has lived in Uppsala faithfully with the exception of a few years articling in Gällivare after completing his law degree. Hans-Börje started a successful career as a lawyer at Föreningsbanken in Västerås. He returned to Uppsala permanently as soon as a position became available with the company and eventually left to pursue different management positions in the area.

Hans-Börje had a profound interest in sports both as an athlete and supporter of his favorite Swedish football team, IK Sirius. In his younger years, he played football, bandy and practiced sailing. He later enjoyed golf and ice skating. Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing Hans-Börje, knew that he appreciated and personified the values of sportsmanship, generosity and helpfulness. These traits came second only to his lovely sense of humour.