The Estonian Cultural Heritage Fund, Inc., established to support the preservation of Estonian culture in the US, is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2011/2012 academic year.
Applicants must be US citizens who are or have been active in Estonian-American organizations and have personally advanced their knowledge of and skills in subjects related to Estonian culture.
In selecting scholarship recipients, preference will be given to those whose performance in Estonian-American organizations suggests future contributions to the Fund’s objective. Studies supported by these scholarships may be undertaken in any discipline at any accredited institutions of higher learning. The Fund may also award grants to qualified individuals who wish to research and document Estonian culture in the US.
To apply for a scholarship or a grant, either of which may be up to $5000 per individual per year, send an application to: Estonian Cultural Heritage Fund, Inc., c/o Mati Tammaru 12109 Pueblo Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878,
Application forms for the 2011/2012 academic year and other information pertaining to the Fund are available at http://www.estonianchf.org. To be considered, applications must be submitted by March 31, 2011. Further information can be obtained by e-mail at email@example.com.
The Fund, which is tax exempt under the Internal Revenue Code, section 501 (c)(3), gratefully accepts donations from anyone who wishes to support its objective. Tax deductible donations, made payable to Estonian Cultural Heritage Fund, Inc., should be sent to its treasurer: Tõnu Riismandel at 3427 Tyler Dr., Ellicott City, MD 21042.
The officers of the Estonian Cultural Heritage Fund, Inc. are as follows:
President – Mati Tammaru, Vice-President – Fred Ise, Secretary – Toivo Tagamets,
Treasurer – Tõnu Riismandel