A nominal scholarship of Šiaulių Bankas goes to the third-year accordionist
Right before the St. John's Day Šiaulių Bankas granted its nominal scholarship to Edita Petkevičiūttė, a student of Vytautas Magnus University (VMU). She is already the sixth student of this university who receives the nominal scholarship of Šiaulių Bankas.
Edita Petkevičiūtė studies Art of Performance at Music Academy of Vytautas Magnus University where she has recently finished her third year of studies. Head of Kaunas region of Šiaulių Bankas Mindaugas Plečkaitis granted the nominal scholarship during the ceremonial meeting. The student has been awarded in response to her efforts to achieve high academic results and musical heights despite the social challenges.
Coming from the heart of Žemaitija, i.e. from Telšiai town, Edita has been playing the accordion since her very childhood. She says that the news about the granted scholarship was surprising but and very pleasing. "I studied, I played the accordion and really did not expect that I would be awarded in such a way - it's really a matter of happiness to get such award on the Eve of the St. John’s Day" - the scholarship winner was sharing her impressions. Edita did not hide her ambitions to use the received scholarship for her further personal development and planned to prepare for and participate in the music artists competition in Italy that would take place this autumn already.
"I do believe that such kind of encouragement inspires and helps academically talented students to keep doing their best. In this context, the bank's scholarship is our very expedient support - we're please to observe, assess and motivate young people so that they would not stop reaching their goals, "- said Head of Kaunas region of Šiaulių Bankas M. Plečkaitis while congratulating the student.
On 29 March 2013 Šiaulių Bankas signed a collaboration agreement with Vytautas Magnus University and founded a nominal scholarship, which is granted to two students of the VMU annually - the scholarship is granted to those who achieve the best results in studies and academic performace.