University of Tartu Seventh Pillar Fund — Tartu Ülikooli Sihtasutus

University of Tartu Seventh Pillar Fund

The university invites all alumni to donate to the University of Tartu Seventh Pillar Fund, which aims to support students in their studies and research.

When the fund was established in 1998, it was named by the then patron of the University of Tartu Foundation Lennart Meri, who referred to the seventh pillar as the pillar of wisdom. It is one of the first scholarship funds that is based on the local Estonian capital and is still active today. The fund’s initial capital was made up of donations from Meelis Milder, Olari Taal, Jaan Männik, Uno Lõhmus, Urmas Past, Toivo Maimets and Peep Mühls; the first company to support the fund was Eesti Ühispank (now SEB Bank).

The fund supports bachelor’s students in their last two years of studies, and master’s and doctoral students, who are outstanding in their academic results and professional and social activities.

Help students continue their education and contribute to shaping the future of Estonia!