The Baltics in the News

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Jan 9, 2009 - ANALYSIS-Gas row risks long-term damage to Russia's reputation

Dec 13, 2008 - Dealing With Revisionist Russia

Oct 20, 2008 - The Russian Cyber War attacks On Georgia

Sept 14, 2008 - A Baltic Response to the Bear

Aug 29, 2008 - Russia's Passportpolitik: Implications for the Baltic States and Beyond

Aug 18, 2008 - NATO's Hour

Aug 17, 2008 - Russia's 'Russia Problem' Also Causes Global Misery

Lithuania Flag Aug 7, 2008 - Voting in the Elections to the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania 2008

Aug 7, 2008 - Stalinism Was Just as Bad as Nazism

Jul 27, 2008 - The Clueless, Craven Boston Globe

Jul 26, 2008 - First Estonian civilian surgeon starts work in Afghanistan

Jul 25, 2008 - Latvian Commentary Assesses Russia's New Foreign Policy Document

Jul 25, 2008 - Morocco interested in Estonia's oil shale industry

Jul 24, 2008 - Collection of cancelled stamps provides aid to Lithuanian children

Jun 30, 2008 - Hackers Post Soviet Symbols on Lithuanian Sites

May 2, 2008 - Estonia, Lithuania hold energy-security talks

Apr 30, 2008 - Lithuania's president urges Baltic unity in relations with Russia

Apr 27, 2008 - A year on, jury out on economic harm of Estonia's row with Russia

Apr 24, 2008 - Latvian Leader Talks Country’s Future

Feb 26, 2008 - Estonia's President Sounds the Alarm

Feb 7, 2008 - Get Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius on the Monopoly game map!

Feb 6, 2008 - Saakashvili: Estonia is the most successful model for a transition society

Jan 16, 2008 - President Bush's Statement on the 10th Anniversary of the US-Baltic Charter

Jan 16, 2008 - The Baltic Model. By MARIS RIEKSTINS and RONALD ASMUS

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U.S.-Baltic Foundation

Kojelis Family Fund

The Kojelis Family Fund was created in 2005 as the first donor advised fund in USBF’s history.  The charitable gift of $250,000 from Elena and Juozas Kojelis, Lithuanian-American immigrants and the parents of USBF Co-Founder Linas Kojelis, is the largest private donation in USBF’s history.  Investment proceeds from the Kojelis Family Fund are used to make grants and scholarships to students in Lithuania who are dedicated to careers in education, public affairs and public service and committed to the principles of honest, ethical government.  The grants are given out annually.


Scholarship Recipients


Dr. Kestutis Kasparas:  The author, a historian, currently heads the resistance fighters' archive in Kaunas, which is supported by the political prisoners' union, and the book's title page carries the imprint of the Institute of Lithuanian History in Kaunas, where the author also works.

Dr. Ieva Akstineviciute:  Study of development of Lithuanian heritage schools in the diaspora, 1945-1990.


Name     Degree Institution   
Arunas Antanaitis      
Vytautas Magnus University
Ilona Bucinskyte  
Vytautas Magnus University
Toma Butrimaite   
Vilnius University
Ernesta  Juknyte   
Vilnius University
Tomas Kaulius    
Vysk. V. Boriseviciaus Seminary
Milda Mendeleviciute        
Vilnius University
Mindaugas Segzda      
Vytautas Magnus University


Kojelis Family Fund Press Releases

  • Reflections on my Mother’s Life, the Baltic Cause and our Foundation (on the occasion of the passing of Elena Kojelis in December 2007), by Linas Kojelis
  • 2007 Recipients
  • 2005 Recipients


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