RuhrTalente: scholarship programme for pupils in the Ruhr area
Children are our future. To nurture the talents of children and youth, the Wilo-Foundation is supporting “RuhrTalente”, the scholarship programme for pupils in the Ruhr area. Under the scholarship, up to 10 pupils from Dortmund have been assisted in their education path. Scholarship holders are highly committed and successful learners who demonstrate an exceptional willingness to learn. The scholarship is designed for pupils from grade 8 onwards and from all types of schools. In addition to receiving individual advice on education and training matters and participating in an education programme that consists of numerous seminars, workshops, cultural events and field visits, scholarship holders also receive benefits in kind to facilitate their learning (e.g. a laptop).
Scholarship holders receive support up to the time when they start vocational training or university. Since the launch of the programme in 2016, 200 “RuhrTalente” – talented young people from the Ruhr area – have been discovered and received support under the initiative.
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In early 2016, RAG-Stiftung, Westfälische Hochschule Gelsenkirchen, Bocholt, Recklinghausen and Initiativkreis Ruhr (“Stiftung TalentMetropole Ruhr”) jointly launched the “RuhrTalente” scholarship programme, which is based at the North Rhine-Westphalian Centre for Talent Promotion at Westfälische Hochschule.