Achievement and Social Commitment: Deutschlandstipendium Scholarships Awarded

Not only are they characterized by excellent achievements, but are by their commitment to society: 140 students from the University of Bremen will receive a Deutschlandstipendium scholarship. The scholarship includes financial support as well as comprehensive accompanying offers.

"Our scholarship holders are characterized by a wide variety of different life circumstances. Yet as different as the personal experiences, tasks, and challenges are, they all have one thing in common: It takes a high degree of personal commitment to master them, and the scholarship holders have proven that!" said the President of the University of Bremen, Professor Jutta Günther, at the award ceremony on Thursday, January 11, 2024, in the Kunsthalle Bremen. Dr. Mandy Boehnke, Vice President for International Affairs, Academic Qualification, and Diversity, and Professor Maren Petersen, Vice President for Teaching and Studies, presented the scholarship certificates to the students.

Funding from the Federal Government and Civil Society

The federal government, companies, associations, foundations, and private individuals currently support over 30,000 high-achieving students throughout Germany in the context of the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship. It is in this way that civil society is taking responsibility for talented young people. The scholarship holders receive 300 euros per month for one year. Half is paid by the federal government, the other half is provided by private sponsors. What counts is not only academic or university achievements, but also social or community involvement. The scholarships are awarded by a scholarship council made up of university students and teaching staff members. The scholarship also encompasses non-material support, which includes, for example, workshops to provide guidance on life and career issues. Offers from the sponsors also provide insights into working environments and valuable networks. The Deutschlandstipendium scholarship has been awarded at the University of Bremen since 2011.

Support to Further Develop Talents

Many scholarship providers have been committed to the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship for several years and are convinced of the holistic and sustainable concept of the program. "We congratulate the scholarship holders and are delighted that they are receiving funding from the Deutschlandstipendium on the basis of their achievements and social commitment so that they can further develop their talents. Dear students, stay curious and dream big on the path to realizing your personal and social goals!" says Laura Neumeister, Strategic People Business Partner at Anheuser-Busch InBev. "Young and old should talk to each other, tackle social challenges together, and support one another. We are taking part in the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship program because we want to support the academic and social achievements of these young people. In doing so, we are making a small contribution to a better future," adds Dr. Geza Schrauf, who supports the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship together with Nancy Schrauf.

"I am delighted and grateful for the approval of the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship and am looking forward to an exciting year full of new contacts and exchange opportunities," says scholarship holder Nele-Marleen Graf, who is studying English-Speaking Cultures and Art - Media - Aesthetic Education with a teaching focus. "Shaping the future of coming generations as a teacher, accompanying pupils as they grow up, and supporting them with academic and personal hurdles – I can fulfill this dream by studying to become a teacher at the University of Bremen."

Who Makes the Scholarships Possible?

The University of Bremen would like to thank the following persons, foundations, and companies:

University of Bremen Alumni Network | Anheuser-Busch InBev Deutschland | AOK Bremen/Bremerhaven | artundweise GmbH | Prof. Dr. Gerhard and Isabella Bach | Baumeister Foundation for Equal opportunities | BBG und Partner Rechtsanwälte | Harry und Brigitte Bornemann Foundation | Brede Foundation | BREKOM GmbH | Bremer Umweltinstitut GmbH | Bremen Evangelical Church | COLLEGIUM Vermögensverwaltungs AG | Deutschlandstipendium cohort 22/23 | Gebr. Dolle GmbH | Prof. Dr. Rolf Drechsler | Manfred und Ursula Fluß Foundation | GESTRA AG | Barbara Grobien | Hanseatische Waren Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG | Dr. Heines Foundation | Karin und Uwe Hollweg Foundation | Gemeinschaftspraxis Dres. Holstermann | IPSEN LOGISTICS HOLDING GmbH & Co. KG | KAEFER SE & Co. KG | KELLNER & STOLL FOUNDATION FOR THE CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT | KIESERLING Foundation | Pranjal Kothari | Monika und Gerd-Rüdiger Kück | Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Lautmann | Luers Foundation | MLP Finanzberatung SE | Conrad Naber Foundation | Peter Franz Neelmeyer Foundation | OLB Foundation | OMNILAB-LABORZENTRUM GmbH & Co. KG | Wolfgang-Ritter Foundation | Rotary Club Bremen-Bürgerpark | Rotary Club Bremen-Hansa | Rotary Club Bremen-Roland | Rotary Club Bremen-Weser | Rotary Club Syke | Santander Universities | Familie Schopf Foundation | Nancy und Geza Schrauf | Simpey Foundation | Die Sparkasse Bremen AG | EUROPA-CENTER Uwe Heinrich Suhr Foundation | Tandler Zahnrad- und Getriebefabrik GmbH & Co. KG | team neusta GmbH | Reiner Thöle | University of Bremen Foundation | Ursula und Manfred Fluß | Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V. Bremer Bezirksverein | Gerda-Weßler Foundation | Frits und Dorothea Witte Foundation | XTL Kommunikationssysteme GmbH


Further Information:




Dr. Jasmin Overberg
University of Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-60333
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140 students from the University of Bremen will receive a Deutschlandstipendium scholarship. The scholarship includes financial support as well as comprehensive accompanying offers.