Lithuanian Foundation Scholarships
The 2013 – 2014 academic year scholarship application process has ended. Scholarship applications for the 2014 – 2015 academic year will be accepted August 15 – October 10, 2014.
The Lithuanian Foundation believes that students who remain active in their community are developing leadership skills that will benefit those around them in the future. The Foundation concentrates its resources on those students who have demonstrated an involvement and volunteerism in the Lithuanian community or in the community at large. As such, the Lithuanian Foundation strives to ensure the continuity of the Lithuanian culture and traditions by contributing to the development of future leaders in the Lithuanian community.
The Lithuanian Foundation is an émigré organization. As such, priorities are given to students studying outside the borders of Lithuania. In some cases, donor members have established special funds to support areas of study in Lithuania proper.
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“Thank you sincerely for the outstanding generosity. The scholarship I received from the Lithuanian Foundation will have a large impact on my life as I will now be able to pay off my student loans faster and enter into a graduate program with less of a burden. I am grateful for the hard work done by the Lithuanian Foundation as they truly are uniting generations through a proud and vibrant heritage. My Lithuanian roots have continually enabled me throughout my life and I look forward to being able to aid young aspiring Lithuanians in my future. Our culture is diverse and varied, but our strength is undeniably through our perseverance, determination, and drive. It is through these values that I hope to turn your scholarship into an investment.”
Christopher J. Comer
2013 LF scholarship recipient - Miami University, OH
“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.”
2013 LF scholarship recipient - Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater
“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.”
2013 LF scholarship recipient - The Juilliard School, NY
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!
2013 LF scholarship recipient - National Film and Television School, UK
“Given the currently difficult economic circumstances, any kind of help for a student is a big assistance at the moment. This is absolutely true for me as well. It is an honor to be recognized by the well-known Lithuanian Foundation, which helps keep Lithuanian culture and traditions alive around the globe – I am proud to have received support from such an exemplary organization! This acknowledgment motivates me to continue to devote energy and increase my involvement in the Lithuanian community. In the future, I will do my best to help others and will keep on proudly representing Lithuania and increasing awareness about its existence.”
2011 LF scholarship recipient - Ithaca College, NY
“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.”
2012 LF Scholarship recipient - Loyola Marymount University, CA
“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.”
2011 LF Scholarship recipient - Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, LT
“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.”
2012 LF Scholarship recipient - Columbia University, NY
“I thank you very much for the financial support that I received from the Krizanauskas-Shucavage Fund. I have the responsibility to first of all pray for those people who founded Lithuanian Foundation, and I also have to use this support responsibly. My chosen path in life teaches me to always share with others, and to help other people in the future.”
Seminarian Viktoras Kurdriasovas
2010 LF Scholarship recipient - Vilnius St. Joseph Seminary, LT
"I would like to thank the Lithuanian Foundation and sponsors for their second year of financial support towards my studies at Berklee 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."
2013 LF Scholarship Recipient - Berklee College of Music, MA