Scholarship Recipients and Testimonials

Thank you for your gift! This scholarship not only helps me continue my studies in DePaul University, but also inspires me to work harder and  pursue my goals with strength and courage! The gift bonds sponsor and recipient like an invisible web- on one side the the joy of giving and sharing, on the other side thankfulness and gratefulness which grows into responsibility and transforms the values of every single gift or help we receive in our life.

Barbora Valiukeviūtė

2016 LF scholarship recipient – DePaul University, IL

“I think that you – members of the Lithuanian Foundation – by supporting Lithuanian students – Lithuania‘s future, truly show your patriotism not only by your words but by your deeds”.

Aurelija Aukštikalnytė

2014 LF scholarship recipient – Vilnius University, LT

“Upon receiving your letter I could not believe my eyes that it’s true – my joy was so overwhelming! I sincerely thank you for such a high evaluation of my efforts and your belief in my promising future. And I thank you for the support, which will enable me to continue my studies at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater, and will help me to enshrine Lithuanian culture and its old music as well as traditions”.

Agnius Daubaris

2013 LF scholarship recipient – Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater

“I’d like to sincerely express my gratitude to the Lithuanian Foundation and all of the donors involved for making grants to Lithuanian students possible. A generous scholarship from the Foundation has given me the financial freedom not only to focus on my passion in science and engineering during the school year but also to stay in New York for a research position during the summer, an opportunity that I have always dreamed of but which wouldn’t be feasible without this assistance. I greatly appreciate the support for my academic goals that the Foundation is offering, and would highly encourage any other enthusiastic Lithuanian students to apply for these wonderful scholarships available through their heritage”.

Ugnė Klibaitė

2012 LF Scholarship recipient – Columbia University, NY

I am sincerely honored to have been selected as a recipient of the Lietuviu Fondo Stipendija. Your generosity has brought me one step closer to achieving my goal. I am a biochemistry major and I plan to pursue a career in the medical field upon graduation from Merrimack College. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and to give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goal just as you have helped me.

Kristina Narkevičiūtė

2016 LF scholarship recipient – Merrimack College, MA

“I am at a loss for words that I could truly express what an honor it is to be a recipient of the Lithuanian Foundation scholarship. Your scholarship will allow me to continue my studies for a BS in Engineering”.

Goda Inokaitytė

2014 LF scholarship recipientNorthern Illinois University, IL

“Dear Lithuanian Foundation Members and Donors, I would like to sincerely thank you for your support. I am immensely happy for the fact that such funds exist, and they are aimed at supporting young Lithuanian students to enable to realize their dreams to study at the best-known world universities, to perfect students’ talents and in such a way to resound their homeland through their achievements. To study at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City was a special achievement of mine and the best opportunity to represent my country at the best-rated colleges of music in the world. Therefore I want to thank the Lithuanian Foundation for the support which contributed to the realization of my big objective and my representation of Lithuania’s name outside its borders”.

Justina Auškelytė

2013 LF scholarship recipient – The Juilliard School, NY

I was very thrilled and excited upon receiving your letter awarding me with a Lithuanian Foundation scholarship. It is an honor to be a Lithuanian Foundation scholarship recipient, and this scholarship will help me in my pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology that will hopefully lead me to a career in physical therapy in the future.

Andrius Polikaitis

2016 LF scholarship recipient – California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

“I received a response for assistance from the Lithuanian Foundation just before Christmas and it was the best gift that I received all year. THANK YOU! Studying cinematography has always been my dream of mine on whose path I set off four years ago. Although there are are many complex obstacles before me, some which may seem insurmountable at times, little by little I have been able to overcome these obstacles as I continue towards achieving my dream. It is certainly not an option to give up now. Your scholarship significantly contributes to the unrelenting pursuit of my dream. While living in the United States, I have discovered the Lithuanian culture alive and well and have gained a new perspective on my national pride. I have promised myself that I will strive to support future Lithuanian students seeking to pursue their own dreams, whatever they may be. My door will always be open to them. All my educational experiences have been little small miracles. I would like to thank the Lithuanian foundation, its sponsors and member, and send them my warmest holiday wishes that they continue to spread the goodness and light that they have shown me”.

Irma Pužauskaitė

2012 LF Scholarship recipient – Loyola Marymount University, CA

“I would like to thank the Lithuanian Foundation and sponsors for their second year of financial support towards my studies at Berkeley College of Music. This scholarship not only helps me continue my studies but also inspires new activities and ideas for the Lithuanian Community. With any type of support comes a responsibility. I would like to thank the Lithuanian Foundation and sponsors for encouragement, understanding and inspiration. Every bit of support helps towards my success. I admire the foundations dedication to helping the Lithuanian community in the United States. I can’t thank you enough for the continued support for my studies”.

Simona Smirnova

2013 LF Scholarship Recipient – Berklee College of Music, MA

­I am truly lucky and honored to have received an award, and I am incredibly appreciative for the opportunity you have helped provide me with. As I have two younger brothers hopefully attending college in the future, I have done as much as I can to lighten the economic burden on my parents, who largely are paying for my college tuition. Both my family and I were overjoyed upon hearing of this grant. Many students rarely have opportunities such as this, and therefore I am thoroughly grateful for what I have been given.

Benjamin  Šernas

2016 LF scholarship recipient – Villanova University, PA

“I’m Kristina Buzaityte, former Kybartai Kritijonas Donelaitis high-school student, currently studying architecture at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. I’m very thankful to the Lithuanian Foundation and the Algirdas Kairaitis scholarship foundation for this encouragement! I’m very pleased and lucky that my school still remembers me and that people like you are encouraging those who want to know more. I would use this scholarship for the study equipment and tools, as they are expensive but necessary when modeling or drawing”.

Kristina Buzaitytė

2011 LF Scholarship recipient – Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, LT

“Your joyful letter reached me just before Christmas, when I was getting ready for the Holiday Season and the end of my semester. I am exceedingly grateful for all the good and beautiful works done by Lithuanian Foundation – works which enables our fellow countrymen to pursue their goals, to know the world, and  most importantly – to unite our nation. Being a journalist and film director, our nation and its roots, public spirit and nation’s history are especially important to me. Therefore I am grateful to Lithuanian Foundation for demonstrating a strong social presence and support to foster values of our country!”

Neringa Medutytė

2013 LF scholarship recipient – National Film and Television School, UK



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