The “Talent im Land” scholarship program promotes talented students from Baden-Württemberg: the young Syrian from Sulzfeld receives a scholarship

Sulzfeld (kn) The “Talent im Land” (TiL) scholarship program, supported by the Baden-Württemberg Foundation and the Josef Wund Foundation, supports talented students from Baden-Württemberg who, due to their social background, face obstacles on their way to baccalaureate or admission qualifications to a university of applied sciences must be overcome. Thanks to an endowment from the Menold-Bezler Foundation, three additional scholarships could be awarded this year, so that the TiL class of 2020 is made up of 53 recipients, including 38 female and 15 male students, the Baden Foundation announced. -Württemberg in a press release.

Young Syrian from Sulzfeld among the fellows

One such TiL 2020 class fellow is Heba Allah Aljokhadar, 15, from Sulzfeld. She was born in Syria and arrived in Germany in 2016. Like other fellows, she has received awards for her achievements at a young age. In addition to the German sports badge, she holds first place in the Sulzfeld Chess Club. Her plans for the future include “learning a good job and starting a family of her own” after graduating from high school.

Offer of advice and training

Since 2003, particularly talented young people have received financial support, career guidance counseling and exciting educational opportunities. Unfortunately, the celebratory event scheduled for November 12 in Stuttgart’s New Palace had to be canceled due to the corona virus, the foundation informed. Therefore, Susanne Eisenmann, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports of Baden-Württemberg, Christoph Dahl, Managing Director of the Baden-Württemberg Foundation and Christoph Palm, Managing Director of the Josef Wund Foundation, welcomed the new fellows of the program in a video message.

Four students with no migration background

The 53 fellows are a heterogeneous group: 20 students were born in Germany, the other 15 countries of birth are Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Kosovo, France, Italy, Nigeria and Senegal. The age group ranges from 13 to 19 years, more than half are from 16 to 17 years. 35 of the sponsored are already in a school that leads to the Abitur or to the qualification for admission to the technical institute, 20 have attended classes from the eighth to the tenth this school year. Four students are of non-migratory origins: 32 fellows, on the other hand, have immigrated to Germany in the past six years, according to the Baden-Württemberg Foundation. Funding for new fellows began on September 1 and includes a monthly scholarship, personal counseling, as well as fellowship meetings, seminars, and other educational opportunities. In addition there is the possibility, if necessary, to apply for funds for mentoring in the main subjects, grants for school trips and extra-curricular activities.

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