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Latvian Shipping Company will provide scholarship to help develop Latvian maritime

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn Thursday, May 5, the Chairman of the Management Board of Latvian Shipping Company Robert Kirkup, the Chairman of the Management Board of LSC Shipmanagement Alastair James McKee, the Administrative Director of Shipmanagement Ilze Bērziņa and Member of the Management Board of the establishment Vītolu fonds Artūrs Dzenis met with students of the Latvian Maritime Academy: Indra Annija Cekule, Ieva Skrebele and Arturs Spirins who successfully received scholarship from Latvian Shipping Company in 2015.

At the meeting, schoolwork of the students at the Latvian Maritime Academy was approved of, as well as their willingness to continue their professional career in the seafaring industry.

«The purpose of granting scholarship is to give students financial support, thereby promoting not only their growth but also seafaring education in Latvia. We gladly do this patron work and will continue that in the future. It is important that the provided support to the young people has been useful and has helped them become high-level ship employees,» – says the Chairman of the Management Board of Latvian Shipping Company Robert Kirkup.

Scholarship holder Indra Annija Cekula says: «I would like to say a big thank you to Latvian Shipping Company for an opportunity to be one of the scholarship holders. Not only is the financial part important, but also the feeling of elation and pride that I experienced when receiving the scholarship. The scholarship is like a salary for a job well done, to broaden by knowledge and accumulate work experience.»

The Chairperson of Management Board of the establishment Vītolu fonds Vita Diķe acknowledged: «Our biggest national treasure is the people – their mind, knowledge, creativity and attitude towards their every responsibility. A big thank you to Latvian Shipping Company for the investment into Latvian education, thank you for cooperation!»

Latvian Shipping Company is planning to grant scholarships to future seafarers also in the next school year. The goal of granting scholarships is to give students financial support, promote the growth of young people and development of seafaring in Latvia. Further information about scholarship contest criteria will be available in early June on the company’s website and social networks.

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