Vaira Inta Pelekis-Christopher

Vaira Inta Pelekis-Christopher

I have always supported projects related to Latvia, especially those relating to education. Ever since my retirement in 1995, I have worked intensely with charity projects (medical, church, foster homes, scholarships etc.). In 2006, on my 70th birthday, I decided to found the Karlis Pelekis scholarship, in honor of my father, the first person in my family to have graduated from university. This was a fact he was very proud of.”

The Ira Kuhn-Bolsaitis honorary scholarship was established in 2019 with the support of Vaira Inta Pelekis-Christopher, a board member of the Friends of the University of Latvia and LU patron, to commemorate her dear friend Ira Kuhn-Bolsaitis (1937-2018) and her talent in linguistics.


The “Ceļamaize” Scholarship

For UL first-year students who have excelled both academically and extracurricularly.

Amount of the scholarship per academic year 2 200 EUR


  • 2020-2021 academic year recipient - Kristaps Feldmans
  • 2019-2020 academic year recipient - Valdemars Felcis
  • 2018-2019 academic year recipients - Daniils Vladimirovs and Karina Melbarde
  • 2013-2014 academic year recipient - Kristine Vietniece
  • 2007-2008 academic year recipient - Santa Sinicina


The Ira Kuhn-Bolsaitis Honorary Scholarship

For UL Faculty of Humanities Master's and Doctoral degree students who study German or French philology.

Amount of the scholarship per academic year 2 600 EUR


  • 2019-2020 academic year recipient - Linda Bevalde

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