New scholarship at UWCRBC for a student from SOS Children’s Village
200 young people from over 90 countries live and study at UWC Robert Bosch College. Almost all of them receive grants that enable them to spend two years on our campus in Freiburg. Together with 400 former students and through various fundraising activities – including our new “Kultur in der Kartause” charity series – we managed to raise € 10,000 within a few months. The Heidehof Foundation, the sponsor of the school’s canteen Dreisamwerke gGmbH, is now turning this donation success into an additional scholarship for a young adult from an international SOS Children’s Village. “The Heidehof-Stiftung has been supporting the College since its foundation; we believe that the two-year education students receive at this school can be truly transformative, providing a positive impact on society in the long-term. Today, we are happy to announce that the Heidehof-Stiftung will match the €10.000 raised in a joint effort by the College and its alumni to become a full scholarship for an additional student from a SOS Childrens Village. Through the Alumni and Friends Scholarship, an additional young adult will get the chance to become a member of this extraordinary community”, says Managing Director Michael Brenner.
You can find out more about the campaign here.
The College would like to thank all supporters who donated or have otherwise contributed to the campaign. Almost 25% of our alumni have given financially – providing a significant contribution to the success of the campaign by raising nearly a third of the amount required. For a young school like UWC Robert Bosch College, this is a remarkable result. As Rector Laurence Nodder describes in a video message to the alumni, “we have inspiration and hope for the future of the school” – which, in addition to public funds, is largely financed by donations.
The charity series “Kultur in der Kartause” will continue in January. After successful concerts with the singer-songwriter duo Eucalypdos, the jazz band Redhouse Hot Six, and the choir Querbeat from Freiburg-Rieselfeld, UWC once again invites jazz-fans into the auditorium on January 25, 2020: the jazz trio Acrobat from London will perform songs from their second album “Make your Stand”, followed by a the “The Brothers” on February 14, 2020. . Our events begin at 8 p.m. in the UWC auditorium. From 7 p.m. onwards, guests have the opportunity to get to know the United World College and the grounds of the former charterhouse through student-led campus tours or enjoy drinks and snacks – often prepared by UWC students.
FREE ADMISSION – all donations go to a social project within UWC.
January 25: Acrobat (Jazz Trio)
February 14: The Brothers (Acoustic Trio from Freiburg)
July 4th: Summer reading with Gottfried Haufe in the monastery garden