In sometimes touching contributions, some scholarship holders described their experiences and expectations and emphasized the importance of the scholarship not only for focusing on studies, but also for a supportive network, appreciation and integration.
The Hamburg Stipendium recipients are supported by Hapag Lloyd AG, Gasnetz Hamburg GmbH, STILL GmbH, Hamburger Sparkasse AG and Hamburger Abendblatt hilft e.V. this year.
"With our Hamburg Stipendium, we support students financially and offer them contacts to Hamburg companies. At the same time, we promote intercultural cooperation and offer young people opportunities to integrate in Hamburg and study successfully. Hamburg companies are given the opportunity to contribute to this and to recruit the skilled workers of tomorrow with the sponsored students. At the same time, the scholarship makes clear what we stand for as a company: Tolerance, respect and appreciation, regardless of cultural, religious or national origin."
– Jürgen Allemeyer, Managing Director Studierendenwerk Hamburg
"Hamburg Stipendium recipients are the urgently needed skilled workers of tomorrow! The Studierendenwerk Hamburg as well as the sponsoring companies make an important contribution with the Hamburg Stipendium by supporting these talented young people financially and ideally."
– Dr. Melanie Leonhard, Senator for Labor, Social Affairs, Family and Integration
"I have already been able to see for myself personally that the Studierendenwerk's Hamburg Stipendium supports exceptionally competent and exciting students with a refugee or migration background. In times of a shortage of skilled workers, I can only encourage the companies in our city to support the Hamburg Stipendium and get to know these young people themselves."
– Ian Karan, Entrepreneur and former Senator for Economic Affairs