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Fabian Göhler, TU Chemnitz student, receives “MINT Excellence” scholarship
Fabian Göhler, physics student in Chemnitz, is one of only 30 people who were selected by the “MINT Excellence” scholarship program sponsored by the Manfred Lautenschläger Stiftung. MINT is an acronym used to refer to the fields of mathematics, computer science, natural science and technology in German-speaking regions. This scholarship provides financial support to students of these disciplines. The student will receive 750 euros per semester over a two year period – a total of 3,000 euros. He participated in a multi-stage selection process with around 1,000 other applicants from all across Germany. In the end, he was selected for the category of “Studies Excellence”, which recognizes outstanding academic performance.
Along with financial support, finalists for the “MINT Excellence” award were able to take part in workshops and attend lectures which were intended to equip them with key competencies they will need when establishing their careers in a MINT field. In addition, meetings and events are regularly scheduled to offer network members the opportunity to connect with their peers as well as representatives from economic and scientific institutions. “I am delighted to receive the MINT-Excellence scholarship. Not only because of the financial support, but also because of the network. Through it, I can stay in touch with the other scholarship recipients, establish contact with experts and gain new professional insights,” says Göhler.
The “MINT Excellence” scholarships were awarded in three categories: “Studies Excellence” for excellent academic performance, “Social Excellence” for social engagement and “Science Excellence” for outstanding scientific achievements. Furthermore, five doctoral awards were given to doctoral candidates in MINT fields in cooperation with the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers.
The program is carried out by MLP, with the support and cooperation of the “Technology Review” innovation magazine published by Heise and “MINT Zukunft schaffen”, a German economic initiative intended to combat skills shortages in the fields of science and technology.
(Translation: Sarah Wilson)