Scholarship programmes enrich studies – and not just financially. More than 1,300 fellows receive a scholarships from the Institute for Scholarship Programmes. These scholarships consist of both conceptual and financial support. The aim is to contribute to the education of personally and academically qualified young academics and to reward outstanding scholarly achievements in doctoral programmes. Conceptual support here means participating in courses aimed at enabling fellows to critically and constructively contribute to the development of the democratic rule of law. Their political, professional, social and personal skills are primed, providing a broad foundations for their future leadership capabilities. Scholarship recipients are chosen by a selection committee based on a combination of personality, performance, and social engagementconsiderations.
In addition to participating in course-related support programmes, fellows often take on societal and social leadership responsibilities. They are aware of their roots and remain in contact with the foundation. The scholar-ship alumni club has more than 2,000 members.
This is the right path as evidenced by the fact that former fellows have risen to lead companies, associations and organisations, with many involved in policy-making.