In collaboration with the Studienfonds OWL foundation, bpi solutions supports students from the East Westphalia region with scholarships. “We are happy to have already been able to support some students thanks to our commitment. Since 2016, we have been doing our part to ensure that students from the region have the opportunity to obtain a German scholarship. We will also be there again in the academic year 2022/23,” says Anke Kortkamp, Managing Director of bpi solutions gmbh & co. fixed kg. “We attach particular importance to the IT and management IT departments.”
The Deutschlandstipendium has existed since 2011. Under this program, the federal government subsidizes private donations collected by universities to fund scholarships for gifted and successful students. One of the models was the Studienfonds OWL, which since 2006 has awarded scholarships to the five universities of East Westphalia-Lippe in the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia with the help of private sponsors.
The scholarships are awarded under the Deutschlandstipendium programme. Each scholarship amounts to 3,600 euros per year. It is paid independent of income and also independent of BAföG; the money is freely available and does not have to be repaid.
Henning Kortkamp, Managing Director bpi solutions gmbh & co. explains: “For each of the EUR 1,800 scholarships that we support, the federal government (BMBF) adds the same amount, ie the donation is doubled and our commitment pays off twice! In addition, the foundation forms a network of universities, companies and society and helps scholarship recipients through other funding programs to settle here after their studies.
The prerequisite is that applicants study at the University of Bielefeld, the University of Paderborn, the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences or the University of music from Detmold in the next winter semester 2021/22. When selecting scholarship recipients, academic and study results as well as subsequent employment or particularly difficult personal circumstances are taken into account.
In addition to the financial support, there is also an ideal support program which currently takes place exclusively online: in the context of webinars, round tables, workshops and symposiums, scholarship holders have the opportunity to participate in the program of the foundation several times a month. . In addition to the wide range of services offered by the foundation, bpi solutions supports internship placements and entry-level positions after graduation. bpi solutions hopes that the program will put them in direct contact with committed young people who will be able to support the company in the future in the areas of software development and consulting.
More information on the application process and the online application form can be found at http://www.studienfonds-owl.de/stipendien/deutschlandstipendium/.