488 HHU students receive “Germany Scholarship”

First place in North Rhine-Westphalia
488 students of Henrik Heine University received “Germany Scholarship”

Heine University has more “Germany Scholarship Holders” than any other university in North Rhine-Westphalia. The amount of funding is currently around 1.7 million euros. The scholarship is especially given to meritorious students.

(kess) 488 young men and women are currently studying at Henrik Heine University (HHU) with the help of a so-called Germany Scholarship. The university has announced that this is a new record – and the highest number in the entire NRW. Scholarships are awarded based on performance – students in the top 10 to 15 percent of their class.

The federal government and 89 donors – including individuals, foundations and organizations – are spending a total of 1.7 million euros. Despite performance adaptations, personal social commitment is also taken into account when selecting scholarship recipients. Also, support is given to Hein University students whose personal circumstances lead them to a special understanding during their studies. So the scholarship holders include six students who play competitive sports, 13 students with children and 33 so-called educational mountaineers.

On Tuesday, scholarships were awarded at the kick-off ceremony of the “Use Chances” funding program at Schauspielhaus. Also, Rector Anja Steinbeck and Honorary Senator Hanello Risner, who chairs the advisory board for university funding and herself a donor, respected private sponsor and foundation who have been involved in the program for over 13 years. At the time, ten donors supported a total of 76 students with “NRW Scholarships” – according to HHU, the opportunity has grown exponentially since then. “Through the visionary promotion of young talents, you are investing in the future of our society. Thank you so much for that, “said Steinbeck.

Selected students can now wait up to 300 euros per month, which they will receive regardless of their parents’ income or their own income. Half of the funding comes from donors and the universities have to raise it themselves, the other half comes from the federal government.


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