Scholarship Award Ceremony

  2018 Education Fund Scholarship Recipients Copyright: 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.

 

Once again this year, scholarship recipients and donors celebrated the new funding period of the RWTH Education Fund. About 550 guests joined together in the festively decorated Aachen City Hall Coronation Hall to get to know each other and network. 483 particularly talented scholarship recipients had made it through the two-step selection process for the 2018/2019 funding period out of the more than 2.150 applicants from all subject areas.

Two moderators, Lena Hübbers and Janosch Bär, led the audience through the official portion of the celebration in the Coronation Hall. After a few words of welcome by Marcel Philipp, Lord Mayor of Aachen, Professor Ulrich Rüdiger, Rector of RWTH Aachen, greeted the guests in a short speech.

Afterwards, he thanked the donors on behalf of RWTH for their dedication and involvement and, on the stage of the Coronation Hall, also handed them the scholarship certificates to later present to the 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.