Since the winter semester 2011/2012, TU Dortmund University has been offering the Deutschlandstipendium as a funding opportunity for students. Under this program, high-achieving and talented students are sponsored by private sponsors and companies. At the annual scholarship celebration at TU Dortmund University, the sponsors have the opportunity to get to know the more than 200 students who have received support and to exchange ideas.
Due to the current situation, in 2021 the traditional scholarship celebration "Sponsors meet Scholars" became a hybrid event - with virtual chats and analog certificates.
Prof. Manfred Bayer, Rector of TU Dortmund University, opened the event and thanked all the benefactors for their commitment: "Especially in these times, it is incredibly valuable that you support our students and offer them the chance to concentrate on their studies and the development of their talents without financial worries." The students also thanked their sponsors in short videos that were edited into a film. Students and sponsors were able to get to know each other "live" in several chat rooms. All participants had received their certificates by mail before the event.
Here you can watch the film with the thank-you videos of the scholarship holders. In the film, the name of the sponsor who supported the recipient is listed under each recipient's name.