488 HHU students receive “German scholarship”

First place in North Rhine-Westphalia
488 students of the Heinrich Heine University receive a “scholarship from Germany”

At Heine University there are even more “German scholarship holders” than at any other university in North Rhine-Westphalia. The financing volume is currently around 1.7 million euros. The scholarship is awarded to particularly gifted students.

(kess) 488 young men and women are currently studying at the Heinrich Heine University (HHU) on a so-called German scholarship. As the university announced, this is a new record – and also the highest number in all of NRW. The scholarship is awarded based on performance – to students who are in the top 10-15% of their class.

The Confederation and 89 donors – including individuals, foundations and companies – are providing a total of 1.7 million euros. Despite the performance orientation, personal social commitment also counts when selecting fellows. In addition, students of Heine University are also supported whose personal circumstances cause a special burden during their studies. The scholarship recipients therefore also include six students practicing competitive sports, 13 students with children and 33 so-called educational climbers.

On Tuesday, the scholarships were awarded at the launch ceremony of the “Use Chances” funding program at the Schauspielhaus. Additionally, Rector Anja Steinbeck and Honorary Senator Hannelore Riesner, who chairs the University Funding Advisory Board and is herself a donor, paid tribute to the private sponsors and foundations that have participated in the program since its launch there. at 13 years old. At that time, ten donors supported a total of 76 students with an “NRW scholarship” – since then the reach has grown steadily, according to HHU. “With the far-sighted promotion of young talents, you are investing in the future of our society. Thank you so much for that,” Steinbeck said.

Selected students can now expect to receive 300 euros per month, which they receive regardless of their parents’ income or their own income. Half of the funds come from donors and must be raised by the universities themselves, the other half comes from the federal government.


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