Social Senator Dr. Melanie Leonhard, Ian Karan, entrepreneur and former Senator for Economic Affairs, and Bjeen Alhassan, winner of the National Integration Award 2020, addressed the scholarship recipients and sponsors with words of greeting, paying tribute to both the award-winning students and the idea of the Hamburg Stipendium. During the event, the scholarship holders and sponsors introduced themselves. Afterwards, the guests were able to get in touch with each other in small groups and connect themselves.
"The Hamburg Stipendium provides help through financial support, but also expresses appreciation for personal life paths. We want to expand its sustainably and are thereby relying on Hamburg companies. Interested sponsors can still get in on the act and perhaps also gain urgently needed skilled workers for their companies."
- Jürgen Allemeyer, Managing Director Studierendenwerk Hamburg
"The Hamburg Stipendium recipients are talented young people and the skilled workers of tomorrow. In addition to the specialist knowledge gained from their studies, they also provide social commitment and intercultural competence. With the Hamburg Stipendium, the Studierendenwerk Hamburg and the sponsoring companies and institutions are making an important contribution to society by providing financial and non-material support for these talented young people."
- Melanie Leonhard, Social Senator
"With the Hamburg Stipendium, the Studierendenwerk Hamburg honors particularly competent and impressive students with a migration or refugee background in our city. With their very different fields of study, they have the potential to contribute to companies in equally diverse industries. I can only encourage the companies in our city to support the Hamburg Stipendium and offer these motivated young people and themselves a chance."
- Ian Karan, entrepreneur and former Senator for Economic Affairs.