Scholarship programmes enrich studies – and not just financially. More than 1,000 fellows receive a scholarship 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, which should provide broader foundations for their future leadership capabilities. Those receiving a scholarship are chosen by a selection committee based on the combination of personality, performance and social engagement.