- Vītolu fonds
- The Vītols Foundation (Vītolu fonds) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2002 by long-time Venezuela residents, Latvia-born Vilis and Marta Vītols, with the aim "to assist capable, hard-working youth from challenged backgrounds by providing them with scholarships to study at institutions of higher learning in Latvia." The scholarships provided by the foundation cover either full or part of the yearly tuition for tertiary students who have been deemed as qualifying for state funding. In 2004 the foundation provided 217 scholarships with funds coming from various donors around the world. Scholarship recipients come from all regions of Latvia and the institutions in which these students are enrolled also are varied — from the well-known Latvijas Universitāte and Rīgas Tehniskā Universitāte to more regional tertiary institutions such as Rēzeknes Augstskola and Daugavpils Universitāte. EN LV (Reviewed August 2005)
22 May 2013
In celebration of their 10 year anniversary, drum and bagpipe ensemble Auļi have released a ‘best of’ compilation entitled Dižducis (Lauska CD042).
16 May 2013
Andris Nelsons, who has led the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in the United Kingdom since 2008, has been appointed the new music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
09 May 2013
After several hours of debate, the Latvian parliament on May 9 approved legislation that will allow dual citizenship for many individuals, including World War II-era exiles and their descendants.
In the forums
Latvians on Pikes Peak posted by peter B on 24 May 2013
SPRING LATVIAN NCAA STARS posted by celms on 22 May 2013
Let them eat pirogi.................. posted by peter B on 22 May 2013
Georgians on the war path posted by Mr L L on 18 May 2013
Andris Nelsons >> Boston posted by Ivars Graudins on 16 May 2013