In cooperation between the Ministry of Education and Research and the Archimedes Foundation, a grant programme has been established for supporting talented secondary school leavers in studying toward a bachelor’s degree at accredited foreign universities.
Every year, due to lack of finances, tens of Estonian youths are forced to forgo a place at the world’s most prestigious universities. Often the poor financial situation prevents even those who were exempted from tuition by the university from becoming a student. It is precisely first-year students who have the hardest time finding support as they have no proven track record. Even those who manage to qualify for the strict admission criteria – such as at Oxbridge or Ivy League universities – they lack established quantity.
The initiators of the Young Scholar Grant intend to choose about ten youths each year for supporting their educational ambitions at recognized universities in Europe and America. The grant is not meant to promote emigration. We wish to emphasize a cross-border educational culture that has always had an important place in the European tradition. The grant is given to students on the assumption that the knowledge and know-how gained will be applied after the end of the studies for the good of Estonia, or otherwise the grant will be treated as a loan.
The deadline for submission of applications is 1 July 2014.
Donations can be made to the bank account of Archimedes Foundation, 10102027601008, at SEB Bank in Estonia.
The contact person for the Young Scholar grants at Archimedes is Elina Luberg, firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone number 697 9227.