As a valued long-term contributor, the Frankfurt School Alumni e.V. is again taking part in this year’s Deutschlandstipendium programme and increases its support – this time by 50 percent. Thanks to the efforts of the FS Alumni e.V., a total of 15 scholarships will be available for Frankfurt School students in the 2020/21 academic year.
Shari Wolf, Deputy Chair of FS Alumni e.V. Executive Committee, explains: “We aim to help Frankfurt School in any way we can, and student welfare is particularly important to us. From our own experience, we know how much students appreciate support, advice and suggestions, especially in the final stages of a degree course. We try to give back through various means. Many alumni act as student mentors, or give talks about their own careers in open Q&A sessions. When we are looking to hire new staff, we turn to our alma mater by default. However, financial support also plays an important part.” She explains that the monthly payment of 300 euros to which Deutschlandstipendium scholarship holders are entitled relieves much of the pressure on students: “300 euros is a lot of money, and because we only need to contribute half a scholarship to qualify for the government’s match-funding scheme, the programme is a particularly attractive way to support students. We are very happy to be involved!”