57 new Germany Scholarships for winter semester
Martin Luther University awarded 57 new Germany Scholarships for winter semester. The occasion was marked by a ceremony on 11 October 2013 in the Deutscher Saal at the Francke Foundations which was attended by the scholarship recipients and the sponsors.
“There has been another increase,” Rector Prof. D. Udo Sträter happily remarks. “Together with the 27 scholarships awarded in summer semester, the number of awarded scholarships now totals 84.” It seems there is a growing interest by businesses to support education at the university. Six additional sponsors were found to fund eleven scholarships for winter semester.
“I’d like to expressly thank the sponsors for their commitment and backing of the university and its students. It enables us to continue supporting high-achieving and dedicated students in their education,” says the rector.
Among the new sponsors ist Deutsche Landwirtschaftsgesellschaft which is supporting university students through five scholarships. Other new sponsors are Stiftung Halle Institute of Technology Science and Technology which is funding two scholarships, FSA e.V. Munich, Kulturfalter Verlag Halle, Kyocera Document Solutions Deutschland GmbH and Scil Proteins Production GmbH Halle. Twenty-three sponsors who are funding 43 scholarships have extended their funding commitment. GP Papenburg AG and Saalesparkasse, which is funding five scholarships, are continuing their support.
In his speech at the event, Wilfried Klose, a member of MLU’s board of trustees, pointed out that the rising number of Germany Scholarship sponsors is, not least, a positive development that is the result of the improved cooperation between the city and the university. Anja Göbel, who is studying musicology at Halle’s university and is herself a Germany Scholarship holder since winter semester 2012/13, provided the musical entertainment. After the ceremony many sponsors and scholarship recipients took the opportunity to get to know one another at the reception in the dining hall at the Francke Foundations.
Four hundred students applied for the Germany Scholarships for winter semester. A total of 190 scholarship have been awarded at the university since winter semester 2011/12.
Written by Ute Olbertz
More information about the Germany Scholarships and the sponsors at: www.uni-halle.de/deutschland-stipendium