For the fourth time, students from Hamburg who successfully complete their studies due to special life situations were honored at a festive award ceremony. Jürgen Allemeyer, Managing Director of the Studierendenwerk Hamburg, patron Ian Karan, entrepreneur and former Senator for Science, and Parica Partoshoar, member of the Hamburg Integration Council and Head of Fördern & Wohnen, honored the students and thanked the Sponors for their pioneering role. With delicious pizza from Schlüters - Pizza & More and drinks, scholarship holders and sponsors had the opportunity to make first contacts. An all-around successful evening.
The current sponsors of the Hamburg Scholarship are Gasnetz Hamburg GmbH, Hapag-Lloyd AG, Helm AG, Hamburger Sparkasse AG, Marquard & Bahls, Mabanaft GmbH & Co. KG and
Wintershall Dea AG. The initiative is also supported by Hamburger Abendblatt hilft e.V., the Ian and Barbara Karan Foundation, the Mathias Tantau Foundation and the Lions Club Hamburg.
"Studierendenwerk Hamburg has been supporting Hamburg students for 100 years. With the Hamburg Scholarship, we support talented and committed students who have embarked on a path at a Hamburg university with a special life story - not only financially, but also ideally. As part of a network of scholarship holders, the sponsored students benefit from events and the opportunity to establish valuable contacts with institutions and companies.
At the same time, we promote intercultural cooperation and make it clear what we stand for as the Studierendenwerk Hamburg: Tolerance, respect and appreciation regardless of cultural, religious or national origin."
- Jürgen Allemeyer, Managing Director Studierendenwerk Hamburg
"In my student days, I experienced for myself what it means when you have to earn a living alongside your studies and there is not enough time for studying. I am therefore particularly pleased that this year the Studierendenwerk is once again providing financial and non-material support to so many students, especially migrants, who do not have sufficient financial resources, so that they can concentrate on their studies. The Hamburg Scholarship makes it easier for young people to get started in Germany, gives them the chance to study and, moreover, gives companies the opportunity to attract outstanding skilled workers."
- Ian Karan, former entrepreneur and science senator and patron of the Hamburg Scholarship.
"The Hamburg Scholarship is a great instrument for providing guidance and support to young people who want to gain a foothold from a difficult life situation and pursue their studies. In addition to financial support, it is the network that counts most: through the contacts of the scholarship network, students can, for example, write their Bachelor's or Master's thesis and gain mentors; in the best case, they can also find a job through them. There should be more sponsors who support students in this way: They represent the future of committed students and also ensure highly qualified young talent in their companies."
- Parica Partoshoar, member of the Hamburg Integration Advisory Board and head of the Fördern & Wohnen department