A scholarship can provide financial support for your education or training at any stage of your studies. Scholarships are available to a wide range of high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Whether based on need, talent, field of study, or background, there is a good chance you'll find a scholarship that is right for you.
Most scholarships are awarded by foundations (Stiftungen), which can have different profiles. Depending on the foundation's focus - politics, labor, religion, society, or business - they all have their own criteria for selecting applicants. For example, determining factors may include athletic achievement, artistic talent, political involvement, personal need, or religious affiliation. Other considerations may be community service, academic performance, chosen field, or place of study.