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University of Latvia Turns 101! Contribute to the future of Latvia today!

In anticipation of the 101st anniversary of the University of Latvia (UL), the UL Foundation has launched a campaign, inviting graduates and friends to invest in the future and higher education of Latvia – to donate to the excellence scholarship “Bread for the Journey” – Ceļamaize. The scholarship provides an opportunity for a purposeful young person to successfully begin undergraduate studies and attain a bachelor's degree. Support us now!

“Bread for the Journey” – an essential provision during the first year of studies!

The first year at the University of Latvia is an important cornerstone for further studies as well as future opportunities and choices in personal, academic and professional life. Therefore, the UL graduates, lecturers, cooperation partners and friends are invited to contribute to the growth of the future specialists by donating at the University of Latvia Foundation’s donation portal ziedot.lu.lv. In an open competition administered by the University of Latvia Foundation, the scholarship will be awarded to the best of the 119 applicants – a first-year student of the University of Latvia in academic year 2020/2021.

Although since 2006 the Ceļamaize scholarship has been recognized as an opportunity of excellence open only for the first-year students of the University of Latvia, a special programme has been launched this year to support the most capable students throughout their undergraduate studies.

The scholarship transforms the student's life completely – beyond providing financial support, which enables a full dedication to studies, it assures that one’s academic achievements have been truly appreciated. And perhaps more importantly, it provides motivation, because there is a constant aspiration to be worthy of this scholarship and therefore the scholar strives for better grades,” explains Tomass Stepiņš, recipient of the scholarship Ceļamaize in academic year 2019/2020.

Knowledge cannot be taken away! Higher education is a value

The amount of a single scholarship is EUR 2 200 per academic year. Our goal is to raise EUR 6 600 to support a promising young person throughout their bachelor’s studies, i.e., for three consecutive years. Contribute to the future of Latvia today!

“A sense of belonging, a desire to participate and support peers – this is the best gift of graduates to their alma mater. I have been reviewing the applications of prospective scholars for twenty years and can confirm that young people are becoming more capable, enterprising and their goals greater. However, the guiding principle of the shared aspirations always remains a better Latvia. Let's help them!” emphasizes the Chairman of the Board of the UL Foundation, Professor emeritus Ivars Lācis.


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About the scholarship “Bread for the Journey” – Ceļamaize

The scholarship programme Ceļamaize was created in 2006 at the initiative of the University of Latvia Foundation. Over the years, the scholarship has been supported by diaspora Latvians from all over the world, the UL graduates and local companies. Every year, the excellence scholarship Ceļamaize is awarded to talented, purposeful and diligent first-year undergraduate students of the University of Latvia, who have obtained general secondary education with excellent results, shown positive achievements, as well as been involved in extracurricular activities.

About the University of Latvia Foundation

Since 2004, the University of Latvia Foundation has provided an opportunity for patrons and cooperation partners to support the University of Latvia and other leading Latvian higher education institutions, thus investing in the future of Latvia. The priorities of the UL Foundation are the support to the best students and researchers, promoting creation of a modern study environment, as well as construction and redevelopment of university buildings.

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