The second Jacobs university scholarship days took place between July 1st and 3rd.
Jacobs University introduced the Jacobs Scholarships for Global Understanding in 2011 in response to a growing number of German applicants. These scholarships are designed especially for German students with outstanding grades in their final exams. Unlike other Jacobs scholarships, they are not given out based on the students’ applications only. Instead, Jacobs University invites the top 40 German applicants to campus in July to compete for ten scholarships.
During this three-day-event, the students lived in the dorms on campus, just like they will as “real” Jacobs. They took an on-campus SAT test, were interviewed by the scholarship committee and prepared a group presentation, and also got a bit of time to get to know each other while watching the UEFA Euro 2012 football championship final and at a barbecue with all students, organizers and committee members.
This event was a great success. The committee members, some of whom were external business representatives, were very impressed with the quality of the applicants. The candidates appreciated the opportunity to get to know campus from a student perspective, and already make connections with their future classmates. Naomi Pentrel, one of last year’s candidates, says, “It was the first time that I was together with multiple people who were a lot like me in their ambitions.”