13 international students at the University of Applied Sciences (PFH) Göttingen receive Stibet scholarships (“Scholarship and support”) from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). As the PFH reports, the scholarships recognize social commitment and outstanding achievements.
The 23-year-old Melvin Emanuel from India, who is doing his master’s degree in general management at the Göttingen campus, received a DAAD award for outstanding achievements. The prize, endowed with 1000 euros per university, is intended to help give faces to the large numbers of international students at German universities and to connect them with stories. Rakesh Yady, Swetha Pasala and Akshay Shrikand (all from India) received Stibet scholarships for particularly committed international students.
Yaday, for example, took part in various aid campaigns with the “Goan Football Community”, Goa’s largest football community, during the second Corona wave in his home country, which he said collected almost 14,000 US dollars and underprivileged meals at more than 11,000 and homeless people were issued.
Prof. Joachim Ahrens, PFH Vice President for Studies and International Affairs, calls the scholarships for the students “a visible expression of the appreciation of their work”. According to Kerstin Schmidtmann from the International Office of the PFH, it was the first Stibet scholarship for PFH students.
Von Tammo Kohlwes