The application period for winter 2021/22 is closed now.
Please note that the next set of social scholarships will be issued summer term 2022. Application period starts on February 1st, 2022.
Please restrain from handing in documents after the application period. Applications via E-Mail, Mail etc. will not be accepted.
The following persons may apply to receive the scholarship:
Requirements for application among these target groups are that they are verifiably in critical financial or personal circumstances that endanger an applicant’s ability to be admitted to college or to continue their college studies and can demonstrate at least satisfactory academic performance in high school or college.
Disqualifiers for application:
You can find out more whether you are eligible for a scholarship in the Sponsorship Guidelines, which contains in full detail the criteria necessary to be sponsored by Studienfonds OWL with a Social Scholarship.
Please do not write to faculty members or secretaries regarding the Social Scholarship. Teacher recommendations are neither needed nor desired for the application and will not be considered in the selection process.
Please confirm the correctness and completeness of your application statements and documents in the online application form. You should know that incorrect statements can lead to revocation of financial support and furthermore, to a repayment of already granted financial means.
Studienfonds OWL accepts the applications and checks to see if they fulfill the formal criteria. Next, all applications are assessed and evaluated by the relevant selection committee. Applicants’ data is treated confidentially. Please also read the ‘Privacy notice’ in the Guide to Applying for the Social Scholarship.
The selection committee for the Social Scholarships is composed of five students from the five colleges that participate in the Studienfonds OWL. The committee examines the applications sent to them and recommends the applicants they consider most qualified to the foundation board. Based on the recommendations, the board finally decides which students it will grant scholarships to. The applicants are then notified in writing by the office of the results.
Application interviews do not take place.
The most important criteria for granting this need-based scholarship is pressing financial or personal need or hardship that endangers an applicant’s ability to begin or continue their college studies.
Severe disability also qualifies as a hardship; those severely disabled will be favored in cases of otherwise equal eligibility. Applicants’ social involvement is considered of secondary importance in the selection process.