American Latvians Valija and Modris Galenieki, in cooperation with the organisation "Friends of the University of Latvia", have contributed to the excellence of higher education in Latvia since 2018, awarding scholarships to students of the University of Latvia (UL) and Riga Technical University (RTU).


The scholarship is intended for bachelor’s programme students of the UL Faculty of Business, Management and Economics specialising in industrial engineering management (1), bachelor’s programme students of the UL Faculty of Computing (1) and RTU Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Transport and Aeronautics bachelor’s programme students, starting their second year of studies (1).

Number of scholarships: 3.

Scholarship amount: EUR 1 300 per academic year.

Scholarship Commission: Dean of the UL Faculty of Business, Management and Economics Prof. Guntis Bērziņš (Chairman of the Scholarship commission), Dean of the UL Faculty of Computing Prof. Guntis Arnicāns, Deputy Dean for Teaching at the RTU Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Transport and Aeronautics Prof. Aldis Balodis.


Additional conditions:

  • the student is diligent, shows an excellent learning capacity and is active in public life;
  • the weighted average mark is greater than 7.5 points.

Within a single academic year, the applicant may receive only one scholarship financed by the patrons of the University of Latvia Foundation.


Scholarship recipients

In the 2020/2021 academic year - Ronalds Zakovskis (LU), Simona Granta (LU), Annija Pozņaka (LU)

In the 2019/2020 academic year – Elīza Gaile (LU) and Ņikita Kuzmins (RTU).
In the 2018/2019 academic year – RTU students Ņikita Kuzmins, Mārtiņš Ļuļļa and Artūrs Mazurs.


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