In addition to the existing sponsors, six new regional and national companies are sponsoring one or more Deutschlandstipendium scholarships for students at Hochschule Geisenheim University in 2019/20. At an official ceremony on Friday, November 8, 2019, the sponsors, now numbering 33, awarded 45 scholarships to high-achieving and committed students from all degree programs related to beverages, food, plants and nature.
By participating in the national scholarship program, the companies are not only supporting students with outstanding results, but also talented young people who, despite obstacles and challenges, successfully make their own way in life and demonstrate strong social commitment and personal achievement in parallel to their studies. The businesses are also helping to establish a new scholarship culture in Germany because with the Deutschlandstipendium, government and society assume joint responsibility for the leaders and experts of tomorrow.
In addition to financial support, the focus at Hochschule Geisenheim University is on creating a network of personal contacts between the scholarship holders, other students and the university itself. This is why the President of the University Professor Hans Reiner Schultz and Professor Otmar Löhnertz, Vice-president of Academic and Student Affairs also took part in the official award ceremony. Scholarship holders from previous years reported on their experiences and how they benefited from the exchange with their sponsors.
Forum:Praxis, which Hochschule Geisenheim University hosted for the first time this year, provides a platform for networking and intensive interaction. Representatives of ten companies – including many Deutschlandstipendium sponsors – engaged in a direct and open dialogue with students of the Beverage Technology, Food Safety and Food Chain Management degree programs. Discussions on the future job market have resulted, among other things, in internships and employment relationships.
Deutschlandstipendium sponsors also benefit from "gold" status in Hochschule Geisenheim University's job portal, also newly established in 2019, where they have a wide range of possibilities to make themselves known to the students, staff and members of VEG – Geisenheim Alumni Association e. V. at no extra cost.
The Deutschlandstipendium is the largest public-private scholarship program in Germany and supports gifted young people studying at state and state-recognized universities. Students of all degree programs receive 300 euros a month irrespective of personal or parental income, of which 150 euros is provided by sponsors such as businesses, foundations and private individuals. The Federal Government matches this amount with another 150 euros. Deutschlandstipendium holders are among the highest achievers in their degree course, are involved in volunteer work or have worked hard to earn their place at university. In 2018 alone over 27,200 students benefitted from the Deutschlandstipendium. At Hochschule Geisenheim University the Deutschlandstipendium is run by the Communication and University Relations department. Further information can be found at: www.deutschlandstipendium.de.
Sponsors of the Deutschlandstipendium Scholarship in 2019/2020
- Alpenfrucht SRL
- August Fichter GmbH
- Birkenhof Brennerei GmbH
- Clemens GmbH
- Eckes Granini Group GmbH
- Eggers & Franke Gruppe
- Emiko Handelsgesellschaft mbH
- ERO Gerätebau GmbH
- Florensis Deutschland GmbH
- Forster Garten- und Landschaftsbau GmbH
- Gartenbau Versicherung VVaG
- Gartenbauverband Baden-Württemberg-Hessen e. V.
- Gartenhof Küsters GmbH
- Globus Logistik GmbH & Co. KG
- Gramenz GmbH
- Importhaus Wilms/Impuls GmbH
- Intervinum AG
- Sigi und Hans Meder Stiftung
- Richtig GaLaBau GmbH
- Rinn Natursteine GmbH
- Rotkäppchen-Mumm Sektkellerei GmbH
- Saffer Wein GmbH
- Schäfer Werke GmbH
- Schuler Service GmbH & Co KG
- Sektkellerei Schloss Vaux AG
- Sektkellerei Schloss Wachenheim AG
- Selters Mineralquelle Augusta Viktoria GmbH
- Transgourmet Deutschland GmbH & Co. OHG
- VEG – Geisenheim Alumni Association e. V.
- Vinissima – Frauen und Wein e. V.
- WISAG Garten- und Landschaftspflege GmbH & Co. KG