Scholarship Award Ceremony

  2016 Education Fund Scholarship Recipients Stefan Hense

Every year in November recipients, donors, and members of the university come together to celebrate a successful selection process as part of the official award ceremony. In addition to donors handing out the certificates to their scholarship recipients, there is the possibility to meet and talk with each other in a relaxed atmosphere. Through the Education Fund, numerous donors build up later collaborations with individuals they supported during their studies. The Education Fund thus brings success to both sides - in accordance with the Rector's wishes.


2016 Scholarship Award Ceremony

Once again this year, scholarship recipients and donors celebrated the new funding period of the RWTH Education Fund. About 600 guests joined together in the festively decorated Aachen City Hall Coronation Hall to get to know each other and network. 561 particularly talented scholarship recipients had made it through the two-step selection process for the 2016/2017 funding period out of the more than 2.500 applicants from all subject areas.

Two moderators, Anna Küsters and Robert Peters, led the audience through the official portion of the celebration in the Coronation Hall. After a few words of welcome by Dr. Margrethe Schmeer, one of the mayors of Aachen, Professor Ernst Schmachtenberg, rector of RWTH Aachen, greeted the guests and emphasized once again the importance of the funding program for students.

Then, donors received the scholarship certificates from the rector and handed them out to the scholarship recipients.The reception following the event provided an opportunity for guests to get to know each other and for donors and recipients to meet for the first time.