Nominal Scholarships of I. Bielevičius were Awarded to VMU Students

Mr. Ignas Bielevičius, a graduate of Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), Faculty of Informatics, who graduated from his Bachelor’s studies in 2009, has established two nominal, annual scholarships of 500 EUR for students of VMU. The purpose of these scholarships is to financially encourage students for their good study results and active participation in scientific and / or social activities.

Lithuanian and international students of VMU were invited to participate in the competition for nominal scholarships of Mr. Bielevičius. A total of 37 applications were received – 26 of those were Lithuanian students and 11 international students. Decision to whom the scholarships will be awarded was made by the founder of the scholarships himself.

This year’s scholarships were awarded to two VMU students. The first scholarship was awarded to Ms. Milita Songailaitė, a third-year student of the Faculty of Informatics, study programme of Mathematics and its Application. The second scholarship was awarded to Ms. Rasa Katinaitė, a fourth-year student of the Faculty of Social Sciences, study programme of Psychology.

The founder of the scholarship Mr. Ignas Bielevičius revealed that it is was extremely difficult to choose only two awardees and that he was pleasantly surprised by an abundance of active students at VMU.

“I am grateful to VMU for the operational assistance in establishing and implementing the scholarship competition and for all the students for their active participation and efforts. Selecting only two awardees was very difficult task as all the candidates were motivated and worthy of evaluation and praise. I was confirmed once again that students of VMU are talented, caring and have many meaningful plans. They are great example of how, in order to gain knowledge, part of your precious time can be devoted to activities that benefit society. I am thankful to everyone who have participated in this year’s competition”, – Mr. Ignas Bielevičius has shared his thoughts.

The University would like to express its gratitude to the founder of the scholarship for encouraging active and well-educated students and would also like to invite others, who cares about the University and its’ virtues,  to contribute to the encouragement of the students, thus investing in the future of the society.

About the founder of the scholarship

The founder of the scholarship, Mr. Ignas Bielevičius who is currently engaged in activities that combine information technology and financial markets, says that he is grateful to VMU for his own discoveries and has no doubt that encouragement of the young people opens the door to even greater opportunities and new achievements.

“It has always seemed to me that the encouragement of the young people is necessary, so I am glad that when I had an opportunity to contribute to it, I did not hesitate and implemented an idea that I had in mind for quite some time. I believe that motivating talented students is a mutually beneficial initiative from many different aspects, the most important of which is the opportunity to contribute to the strengthening of the community. I am grateful to VMU associate professor, Mr. Rūstis Kamuntavičius for helping me in discovering interesting activities and encouraging me to establish these scholarships for students”, – VMU graduate Ignas Bielevičius shared his thoughts.