Apply online for a social scholarship from the Studienfonds OWL Foundation

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Students and prospective students at Paderborn University and Bielefeld University, Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences and Detmold University of Music have until 29 February to apply for a social scholarship from the Studienfonds OWL Foundation. This scholarship supports financially needy students with 150 euros per month for one year.

The aim of the programme is to support students who find themselves in a particular financial or personal situation that jeopardises the commencement or continuation of their studies. The scholarships are awarded on 1 April for one year. The prerequisite is that the recipients are already studying at one of the five named universities or will begin their studies in the 2024 summer semester. The funding amount is 1,800 euros per year and is paid out in monthly instalments of 150 euros each.

Providing good evidence – half the battle on the way to a scholarship

Project coordinator Fabian Klipsch encourages candidates to apply: "For the assessment of the financial situation by our selection committee, it is important that the applicants also provide evidence of their details, especially regarding their financial and possibly also personal difficult circumstances," he explains and adds: "Of course, the letter of motivation should also be informative and present the current life and study financing situation in such a way that the selection committee can get a comprehensive picture." The foundation provides extensive information on this on its website, in both German and English.

Idealistic funding is an important component

It is not only the financial aspect that is relevant when awarding social scholarships. In addition to financial support, scholarship holders also benefit from an extensive non-material support programme. This is implemented in cooperation with the scholarship financiers and includes workshops, company visits, lectures and cultural events. As a result, an important interdisciplinary and inter-university network is created during the degree programme, which can later facilitate career entry in the OWL region. True to the motto "Supporting students. Strengthen OWL." the OWL Study Fund offers comprehensive added value to both the sponsored students and their sponsors.

Further scholarship financiers wanted

The social scholarships of the Studienfonds OWL Foundation are financed exclusively by donations from companies, foundations, associations and private donors in the region. Anyone who would like to get involved can contact the foundation directly. Both full and partial funding is possible. The donations are distributed 100% as scholarship funds without deduction of administrative costs and can be claimed for tax purposes.

Further information on the social scholarship and the application form can be found on the website of the Studienfonds OWL Foundation.

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