BTU President Prof. Dr. Gesine Grande, together with Prof. Dr. Peer Schmidt, Vice-President for Academic Affairs, presented the scholarship certificates to the students on November 1, 2023.
BTU President Prof. Gesine Grande said: "We have more than doubled the number of Germany Scholarships this year. I am delighted for our students, who stood their ground among almost 200 applications with their very good performance and commitment to society. Last but not least, the increase in scholarships is a sign of trust and recognition from the scholarship providers. They are thus funding our young talent, increasing the attractiveness of BTU as a place to study and are themselves given the opportunity to further expand the cooperation between their companies and BTU."
The sponsors, who donate half of the amount, were also present. Among them is BREMER Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, which is making six scholarships possible for the first time this year as a premium donor. "One of our goals at BREMER is to sustainably fund young talent and support them as they embark on their careers. Through our commitment to the Deutschlandstipendium, we take responsibility for the talents of tomorrow and, together with BTU, create excellent study conditions that enable the development of innovative ideas," says Björn Michelchen, Manager of BREMER Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH and BTU alumnus.
Donors and the federal government are jointly committed to the Germany Scholarships: Scholarship holders are supported with 300 euros per month so that they can realize their potential during their studies and continue to contribute to society with a high level of motivation. 150 is provided by private sponsors or companies and 150 is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The Deutschlandstipendium thus stands for an alliance of civil society commitment and state funding.
In addition to very good academic performances, the selection criteria include social, societal or political commitment. Special successes, awards and prizes or previous professional activity and internships also count. The Brandenburg University of Technology has been awarding Germany Scholarships every year since 2011. This year there are more than ever before.
The current Germany Scholarships are made possible by VEINLAND GmbH, cronos Unternehmensberatung GmbH, Reha Vita GmbH, Evangelische Schulstiftung in der EKBO, BASF Schwarzheide GmbH, Deutsche Bahn AG, Deutsche Maschinentechnische Gesellschaft - Forum für innovative Bahnsysteme- e.V., Wacker Chemie AG, Institut für Umwelttechnik und Recycling Senftenberg e.V., envia Mitteldeutsche Energie AG, Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG, ONESTY Finance GmbH, VNG-Stiftung im Stifterverband Deutsches Stiftungszentrum, Spitzke SE, Trumpf Sachsen GmbH, BREMER Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, Teichland Stiftung, PSD Bank Berlin-Brandenburg eG , Rotary Club Cottbus, Stiftung der Brandenburgischen Technischen Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg, Kjellberg-Stiftung, ARCUS Planung + Beratung Bauplanungsgesellschaft mbH.