Our scholarship information for this year is now available. These scholarships were designed to help all students, regardless of background,  and we encourage everyone who is in a qualifying program to apply. The essay must be written in English because our judges do not read Latvian.  The essays are judged on ideas, not on grammar. If you have any questions about the scholarships, please write to imantaedmonton@gmail.com.

IMANTA is pleased to announce our self-administered scholarship program  for 2013/2014, funded by our ongoing casino program and governed by the regulations of the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission.

Available Funding ($25,000)

  • The IMANTA ‘Lāčplēsis’ Scholarship:  Full Time Post-Secondary Scholarship up to $2,500
  • The IMANTA ‘Staburags’ Scholarship:  Part-Time Post-Secondary Scholarship up to $1,000
  • The IMANTA ‘Draugi’ Scholarship:  Part-Time Continuing Education Scholarship up to $500

Scholarship Eligibility

The following requirements must be met:

  1.     Alberta residents who are Canadian citizens, landed immigrants, or foreign students on visa
  2.     The applicant must be registered as a full- or part-time student as defined by the accredited or licensed educational institution.  

Eligible Institutions
All accredited post secondary educational institutions in Canada. Such institutions include universities, colleges, polytechnics and trades training institutions that the Adjudication Committee is satisfied are duly accredited or licensed.

Scholarship Award Criterion
Awards will be made by the Adjudication Committee appointed by IMANTA on the basis of adjudication and ranking of the Applicants’ completed Scholarship Applications, academic achievements (overall average), community involvement in the past year and their completed essays relating to the identified subject specified below.

Application Process
Applicants must submit the following:

  1. Completed Scholarship Application Form (DOWNLOAD FORM HERE: Scholarship Application 2013-1)
  2. 1,000 word essay for full-time studies; 500 word essay for part-time studies.

Topic:  Do you believe that it is important for you to educate yourself on Latvian culture, its history and customs? Discuss your reasons as to why or why not, and how this may or may not relate to the sustainability and future of IMANTA.

  1. Course marks and overall average for the preceding year (for post-secondary applicants) evidenced by a registrar’s certificate or other approved form from the educational institution.
  2. Documentation relating to any community involvement (correspondence or a description of activities in the past year). Please identify if there has been no community involvement.
  3. Specifically describe your involvement in IMANTA activities in the past 12 months.

Deadline for scholarship application for enrolment in any fall program must be received by the Adjudication Committee no later than October 1, 2013. Awards for fall programs will be announced by November 15, 2013. IMANTA may authorize the Adjudication Committee to receive applications for academic periods that commence other than in the fall, but only for studies falling between September 1/2013 to August 31/2014.

Payment will be made directly to the individual upon submission of proof of attendance (i.e. official tuition receipt) at the recognized educational institution. Scholarship funding is intended to cover costs directly related to the study program.

Submit applications to:
The Edmonton Latvian Society “Imanta”
Attn: Adjudication Committee
1209 Wershof Road
Edmonton, Alberta T6M 2M2




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