Römer Scholarship 2020 awarded

DIT awards the “Römer Scholarship for professionally qualified and master craftsmen” for the fifth time

18.11.2020 | THD-Pressestelle

Since 2009, it has been possible to study in Germany without the Abitur. Young people can qualify for an academic career with a master craftsman’s certificate or professional experience. At the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT), around 40 students per year find their way to the university in this way. In order to facilitate the start of their studies. The J.C. Römer Foundation from Grafenau, together with DIT, offers a scholarship especially for exactly these first-year students of engineering sciences. The J.C. Römer scholarship was awarded for the fifth time in November.

In 2020, the scholarship will go to DIT student Stephan Schröder. After training as a construction mechanic, he gained several years of experience in this profession. In 2018, he continued his training as a master craftsman in metalworking and quickly set his sights on a degree course. Since October he has been studying industrial engineering in Deggendorf. With his profile he was able to convince the selection committee in the sense of Joachim Christian Römer. The selection interviews were conducted virtually this year. With a monthly grant of € 200 for the first four semesters, he can now pursue his everyday studies even more intensively. Since 2015, a total of ten students have benefited from the J.C. Römer Foundation scholarship. In awarding the scholarship, the foundation was supported by the career service of DIT.

Bild (DIT): Stephan Schröder is studying industrial engineering and management in his first semester at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology and is a scholarship holder of the J.C. Römer foundation from Grafenau.