Vītols Fund has announced an annual call for applications for a sholarships to help hard-working, talented, but needy young people to study at the universities of Latvia.
The main requirement for the applicant is a high grade point average (7.5 points or more in a 10 point system), as well as satisfaction of at least one of the following:
- The applicant comes from a low-income family;
- The applicant is an orphan, is being brought up by one parent or comes from a large family;
- The applicant has achieved exceptional results in a regional, national or international competition involving education, sports or talent.
How the selection process works?
- The council of the fund reviews applications and selects the applicants;
- The selected applicants are interviewed;
- After the interviews the council chooses the applicants;
- Those candidates who do not fulfill the requirements receive a rejection letter, the other stay in applicants’ waiting list.
What is the amount of the scholarship?
The scholarship amount begins from 150 EUR per month during the academic year.
What are regulations for the scholarship recipients?
A scholarship is granted for one academic year and can be renewed on a yearly basis.
Scholarships are renewed under the following conditions:
- Successful academic performance;
- Formal extension request submitted by the student;
- Student has no additional income from other scholarships or paid employment.
What is the term of submitting documents?
The foundation accepts applications submitted by 12th grade students from mid-January to 1 March.
What documents are required?
- Electronic application form ( www.vitolufonds.lv);
- Curriculum Vitae (CV),
- Letter of motivation;
- Grade transcript from the secondary school;
- Information about family status (how many people are in the family, age, income, etc.);
- References from the local government about the social and financial status of the applicants’ family;
- Two recommendations – one from the principal or deputy principal of the school, and the second from the social workers of the relevant local government;
The documents can either be delivered personally to the “Vītols Foundation” or sent by post.