Studying and a part-time job are often not easy to combine. If you can concentrate fully on your studies with scholarship, it is good. The City of Schwäbisch Hall has announced that twelve students from Heilbronn University’s Schwäbisch Hall campus will receive German scholarships. They gathered at the Town Hall this week at the invitation of the Lord Mayor for a joint exchange with their sponsors.
“Anyone applying for a German scholarship should be able to demonstrate good grades as well as social commitment,” reports Louisa Nobar from Beitburg. The 24-year-old is studying management and sales in his sixth semester with Jana Herman of Bettinggam-Bissingen, focusing on Hall’s retailers. The last semester of the bachelor program is very time consuming for both of them. They are happy that the scholarship allows them to concentrate on their studies. Both receive – just like their eleven classmates – a monthly grant of 300 euros, half funded by a private sponsor and half funded by the federal government.
But why do companies and individuals actually support students? “I think everyone should be involved in civil society to the best of their ability. Whether on a voluntary basis or financially, to make a good start in the lives of others, “said Professor Hans-Peter Geisen, who supports two students together with his wife, Brigitte. “For me, the scholarship is a recognition of achievement and perhaps an inspiration to give back to society in the future,” said the retired Dyak’s chief physician.
From an entrepreneurial point of view, hiring staff plays an important role, such as Tamara Speer, HR and Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall’s marketing team leader, expressing: “We are always looking for new employees.” That’s why Bausparkasse not only supports scholarship holders, but Schwäbisch Hall maintains close contact with the campus and offers internship and working student space. This is also confirmed by Lana Ruder from Optimer Human Resource Development, where great value is paid in close exchange with scholarship holders.
Expansion plans under discussion
Mayor Herman-Joseph Pelgrim emphasized the importance of qualified specialists for the region: “Our region needs about 8,000 new specialists each year to cover staffing needs in industry, trade, crafts, but also in management.” The city is therefore in talks with the state to expand the campus so that 1,500 young people can study at the Schwäbisch Hall site. He and Professor. Daniela Ludin, who coordinates scholarships on campus until the summer break.
A student who is not yet sure what will happen to him after his undergraduate degree asks if a suitable postgraduate degree is planned for each undergraduate degree. “We’ve planned a postgraduate degree for each course, and the ideas are in place,” Ludin reports. However, this depends on whether the courses are approved by the Ministry and whether funding is available.
Who pays for everything for the scholarship
Twelve German scholarships from the FH Foundation are funded as follows: Hans-Peter and Brigitte Geisen, one from the Building Society, one from the Schwabish Hall Community Foundation, one from Optima, four from the Schwabish Hall Hospital Foundation. In addition, the Building Society, the Community Foundation, the Worth Foundation, Spectrum AG and the Gustav Berner Foundation offer nine scholarships directly.