There's a lot to do - let's do it together!

The past year has presented us all with unique challenges. The pandemic affected everyone in different ways. Students all over Germany lost their part-time jobs overnight and no longer knew how to finance their studies. With our "GIROMATCH Corona Scholarship without Bureaucracy", we tried to provide quick and unbureaucratic financial help to at least some of those affected.

Now it's time to look ahead

We feel that now is finally the time to look ahead and build new bridges. With our GIROMATCH Scholarship for Bridge Builders, we want to enable a new optimism and reward students that have shown commitment to their fellow human beings in everyday life and have thus proven themselves to be true bridge builders.

Show us your commitment and earn a chance for your scholarship

Are you someone who has shown commitment and helped others during the last months and years? Did you teach someone a new language, helped with everyday shopping or stood in for a good cause? Then we look forward to hearing your application so we can spread a new optimism together.

‚ā¨ 500,-

GIROMATCH Scholarship f√ľr Bridge Builders

Stipendium

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Scholarship: The key facts at a glance

Das Stipendium auf einen Blick
How much can I receive?

‚ā¨ 500 as one-time payment or
‚ā¨ 250 as one-time payment + ‚ā¨ 250 funding for a non-profit of your choice


Who can apply?

Students of all disciplines, who have shown extraordinary social commitment during the last months and years


How can I apply?

You choose your application type and use your creativity to show everyone why you are a bridge builder.

—— Be part of it! ——

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Applications

147

Universities and Colleges

44

Nationalities

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How do I apply for the scholarship?

Stipendiumsbewerbung mit Video
Option 1. Apply with a video

Create a short video (max 2 minutes) in which you show why exactly why you are a bridge builder

Our jury will also evaluate your application in terms of creativity and how you present your story, so let your imagination run free!

Stipendiumsbewerbung mit geschriebenem Wort oder Collage
Option 2. Written application

Do you prefer the written word or don't like to stand in front of the camera? No problem! Write a poem, an essay or prepare a collage (max 1 Din-A4 page)

Again: Our jury evaluates on creativity, so the more interesting the application, the better your chances

Prerequisite, application and selection process

With our Corona scholarships, we have deliberately opted for a simple and unbureaucratic application procedure. Since the principle has proven itself, we rely on an uncomplicated application process for the Scholarship this time around.


What requirements do I have to fulfil for the application?

  • You are a student and enrolled at a state university or state-recognised higher education institution in Germany
  • You have a bank account with a European IBAN
  • Your application is comprehensible and related to the Scholarship
  • Your application must pass the "fake test": if we cannot verify your commitment or your application is copy&paste, we have to give preference to others.

Application:

  • The application opens July 12th, 2021 and ends on August 31st, 2021
  • The winners will be announced on September 14th, 2021

Frequently asked questions about our scholarship

All students who are enrolled at a state or state-recognised higher education institution in Germany are eligible. This includes universities, universities of applied sciences, dual-study universities etc. (FH, Uni, LMU, TU...)

If you are chosen as a winner, you will need a European IBAN bank account for reasons of identification.

In the online application, all necessary information is requested step by step. You then have the option of submitting your one-pager, your application text, your collage, your video, your song or similar.

Please note that the format of your application will also be taken into account in the evaluation. A 15-page motivation letter may be interesting, but it is unfortunately quite difficult for us to check it, evaluate it and identify you as the author.

Please pay attention to:

  • We see that the applications is actually yours
  • You can clearly and creatively highlight the reasons why the scholarship is exactly right for you.
  • We can classify, read and evaluate the documents in a realistic time frame.

The winners will be notified on September 14th, 2021. As always, consolation prizes will also be awarded to the follow-ups.

Applications open July 12th, 2021

Your data will be processed for the purpose of awarding the scholarship and kept for a maximum of 3 months. If you have not agreed to your data being stored on our platform beyond this period, it will be automatically deleted.

We are a Fintech from Frankfurt, Germany. We use technology to make banking and finances easier for everyone. Mostly we provide people with loans, but we also regulary review other fintechs, traditional banks new finance startups and more! You should take a look around on our site.

Why not? We had an extremely large number of students on our platform during the Corona outbreak who were suddenly faced with nothing and asked for a loan. However, that was neither possible nor sustainable. So we created unbureaucratic help and gave students a way to get help by using their creativity and having fun. That is how the GIROMATCH scholarship was born.

With our third round of scholarships, we want to help those who show commitment for a good cause to get going again!

Yes, absolutely

Yes.

No! The money does not have to be paid back. It is not a loan and there is no "catch" when you apply.

You should generally note that you may have to pay tax on the money as income. Please consult a tax advisor for this, for example.

No, we will ask no such thing of you.

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