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Project initiator:

Birklehof is a not-for-profit progressive boarding and grammar school with a holistic approach to education.

The private boarding grammar school in Birklehof in the Black Forest has 250 boarding pupils from grade 5. Alongside a focus on MINT subjects, creative and sports offers round off the programme at the boarding school. The humanist educational concept emphasises independent action and a sense of responsibility as a driving force for character development.

Security – development – personal success

Mission statement

Project description:

NEUMAYER STIFTUNG has been supporting annual partial scholarships since 2014/15.

Scholarship recipients are chosen in a selection process that is the responsibility of the school. The only criterion for support is assessment of performance, but not just in respect of academic achievement. The applicants’ social skills and intelligence are also important.

Project aims:

Performance-based scholarships give gifted pupils access to an exceptional education.

Project location:

Hinterzarten, Baden-Württemberg

Project target group(s):

High-achieving grammar school pupils who are going into grades 10 and 11.

Aim of the funding:

To give particularly gifted and hard-working pupils access to an outstanding education in a boarding school community. The scholarship programme should guarantee the school a particularly heterogenous mix of pupils in terms of origins, interests and native languages, to reflect society as fully as possible.

Type of funding:

NEUMAYER STIFTUNG takes on half of the costs per school year.

Duration of funding:

Each scholarship runs for one year and will be extended to Abitur [equivalent of GCE Advanced Level] as a maximum if proof of performance is provided.

Contact details of the project initiator:

Schule Birklehof e.V.
Birklehof 1
79856 Hinterzarten
Telephone: +49 (0)7652 1220
Fax: +49 (0)7652 12223
Email: info@birklehof.de