The catalyst behind the founding of the Johann Ressler Bildungsförderwerk e.V., based in Munich, came from three students at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, all of whom had had to deal with the loss of a parent in formative years. By founding the association, they turned their experience of this life-changing and heart-breaking event into an effective project, now helping others who find themselves in a similar situation.
The loss of one or even both parents is a great challenge for many young people. Not only do those affected suffer emotionally; financial difficulties can often result from the loss of income and this can be a major hurdle, especially for those who wish to study in Munich.
The primary goal of the association is therefore to provide financial support for high-achieving and committed half-orphans and orphans who are studying at Munich universities. The criteria used to select scholarship recipients are not limited to only good grades; social commitment and ‘thinking outside the box’ also play a decisive role.
Since April 2021, the association has been using the funds raised to support gifted half-orphans and orphans as part of the ‘Deutschlandstipendium’ scholarship program at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. The ‘Deutschlandstipendium’, which amounts to 300 euros per month, is awarded once a year by the university and is funded to fifty percent by the federal government and fifty percent by private sponsors – such as the Johann Ressler Bildungsförderwerk e.V. The funding amount to be raised annually by the association for a one-year scholarship is thus 1,800 euros per student.
In order to give such students more financial stability and peace of mind, we ask you to support us. We would be grateful for any help you can give us in order for us to reach our goal.