This initiative began in Germany where we launched the scholarship-matching platform www.myStipendium.de reaching 80,000 students (unique visits) every month. myStipendium is widely covered in the German national media and has won 6 national awards, including Germany – Land of Ideas and Start Social. It is is promoted by 38 celebrity spokespersons, among them the German minister of foreign affairs, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and Nobel Prize winners. We have built up a network of 3,764 supporters at 90% of the schools and universities throughout the country.
Because of the major success of myStipendium, the European Commission decided to financially support our initiative in order to build an EU-version of it (www.european-funding-guide.eu) covering more than 12,000 funding opportunities in 16 countries.