The Lithuanian Foundation, Inc. is a registered Illinois not-for-profit foundation dedicated to preserving and fostering Lithuanian culture and traditions in the United States, Lithuania and Lithuanian communities worldwide. Since its inception in 1962, the Lithuanian Foundation has advanced its goals by awarding $25,000,000 in grants and scholarships. This includes a special, one-time capital fund disbursement of $1,354,462 to aid Lithuania’s educational and cultural institutions after the country declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1990.
The Lithuanian Foundation believes that students who are active in their community are developing leadership skills that will benefit them and those around them in the future. Applicants must be full-time students of Lithuanian heritage pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Priority is given to students studying outside the borders of Lithuania, especially to those who are members of the Lithuanian Foundation, Inc, and to students studying or doing research in Lithuanian linguistics, literature, folklore or history. Applications run from August until the due date.