LNAK offers museum scholarship

Canadian students interested in competing for a scholarship to work in the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia have until Feb. 15 to submit their application, the Latvian National Federation in Canada (Latviešu Nacionālā apvienība Kanādā, or LNAK) has annnounced on its Web site.

The CAD 2,800 scholarship, funded by LNAK, will go to one student who will work in the museum in Rīga during the summer or fall of this year. The appointment may include archival work, translation or other duties.

To apply, students should prepare a letter in Latvian, addressed to the board of the museum, explaining their qualifications. The letter, according to LNAK, should include information about the student’s education and activity in the Latvian community, as well as indicate willingness to work some weekends.

The letter should be sent before Feb. 15 to the Latvian National Federation in Canada, 4 Credit Union Drive , Toronto ON M4A 2N8, Canada.

Application letters will be forwarded to the museum in Rīga, where the final decision about the scholarship will be made.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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