On Thursday, 5 November 2020, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management hosted the Scholarship Celebration of the academic year 2020/2021. 263 students from the Bachelor's and Pre-Experience Master's programmes receive scholarships – more than ever before. Due to the Corona Pandemic, the scholarship celebration this year took place exclusively online. Aika Bolat, Programme Manager for the Master in Management (MiM) at Frankfurt School, hosted the programme from the Frankfurt School Audimax.
Professor Nils Stieglitz, President of Frankfurt School, welcomed participants on behalf of the business school: "These are odd times. I am all the more pleased to welcome our online participants today and to celebrate our scholarship holders in this way. My special thanks go to all donors. With your scholarships you offer more young talents the opportunity to study at Frankfurt School.”
Professor Jörg Werner, Vice President Degree Programmes at Frankfurt School, then congratulated this year's scholarship holders: "A scholarship is an award for your performance and engagement during university. You can be proud of your achievements and we, Frankfurt School, are pleased too.” In his speech, Professor Jörg Werner also highlighted the various funding opportunities at the Frankfurt School.
This year's DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) sponsorship award, worth 1,000 euro, went to Oana Barabula, a Bachelor in Business Administration (BSc) student at Frankfurt School.
Also this year Professor h.c. Klaus-Peter Müller, Honorary Chairman of the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management Foundation and former Chairman of the Board of Commerzbank AG, congratulated all the scholarship holders and especially this year's Klaus-Peter Müller Scholarship Fund students. Professor Klaus-Peter Müller supported Frankfurt School in the realisation of the new building and is actively committed to helping its students. He established the Klaus-Peter Müller Scholarship Fund with over one million euros in financial support and is particularly committed to helping applicants from large families. This year, the fund is supporting 13 students.
Dr Carsten Lehr, Managing Director at FIRM - Frankfurter Institut für Risikomanagement und Regulierung e.V., then took the floor and congratulated this year's FIRM scholarship holders. FIRM has been supporting FS students of the Master of Finance (MSc) with a focus on risk management since 2013. This year FIRM is sponsoring six students.
As a scholarship holder for Germany, Sophia Katsiki, a Bachelor in Business Administration (BSc) student, spoke on behalf of the students about her experience at Frankfurt School. She particularly addressed the challenges in 2020 during the Corona Pandemic: "I would like to thank Frankfurt School and all donors for their support, especially in these uncertain times. Your support contributes greatly to our future success.”
In closing, Angelika Werner, Vice President Strategic Relations at the business school, thanked all the sponsors: "We are honoured, pleased and grateful that you support the Frankfurt School and our students generously and continuously. On behalf of everyone at Frankfurt School, I want to thank you for your donations.” She also encouraged all sponsors to stay in touch with Frankfurt School.