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Higher education is not a possibility for everyone. Support from parents and one’s environment is not a given. Moreover, the gap in opportunities is constantly increasing. This is also true for ‘first generation students’. These are young people who are the first in their family to attend university. Research shows that they are often unable to pursue higher education because of various social and financial barriers. Our fund wants to make scholarship programmes available for these students. Will you contribute to equal opportunities for all?

About project owner Jo Ritzen
Prof. dr. Jo Ritzen is professorial fellow of International Economics of Science, Technology and Higher Education at the UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) and Maastricht Graduate School of Governance. He was previously Dutch Minister for Education and Science and President of Maastricht University.

All donations contribute to the Jo Ritzen scholarship, which is intended for talented first generation students who wish to study at Maastricht University. ''In this way, we can make sure that everyone gets an equal chance to study,'' says initiator and Professor Jo Ritzen (r. in picture). Recently, Thaïs Gautry (l. in picture) received this year’s Jo Ritzen scholarship. Thaïs: “I am incredibly grateful for this scholarship. I am aware that this is a beautiful opportunity for me. By succeeding in my studies, and eventually getting a job in the legal field, I hope I will be able to fight for other people’s rights and give a voice to the voiceless.”


For Each Other 2021
Over the past 12 months, Maastricht University again devoted itself to the important tasks of education and research, with the ultimate aim of building a better society. As ever, the University Fund Limburg/SWOL supports the university in this effort. But your support is essential, too. Together, we will make this project a success! Are you there For Each Other?

You make your donation to the University Fund Limburg/SWOL, the charitable foundation of Maastricht University. This fund is a registered public benefit organisation (ANBI), which means your donation is tax deductible. For more information, please visit the website of University Fund Limburg/SWOL: www.ufl-swol.nl.

 

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26-01-2022 | 12:22 Zelf heb ik altijd alle nodige steun ontvangen om te studeren. Dit maakte ook dat ik een redelijk zorgeloze studententijd heb gehad. Wanneer er geen financiële back up is kan dit stressvol zijn. Studeren is al spannend genoeg zonder financiële zorgen.
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Jo Ritzen awards scholarship

16-12-2021 | 18:20 Prof. dr. Jo Ritzen officially awarded the Jo Ritzen Scholarship to Thaïs Gautry last week. The funding for this scholarship was raised by alumni, university staff and other sponsors during last year's annual fund campaign. Many UM employees also donated (a part of) their Christmas gifts to this charity. The Jo Ritzen Scholarship is intended for talented first generation students who wish to study at Maastricht University. Jo Ritzen: ''In this way, we can make sure that everyone gets an equal chance to study.”Recently, Thaïs Gautry received this year’s Jo Ritzen scholarship. Thaïs wanted to study Law from an early age and started studying European Law at Maastricht University. She lives with her parents in Strasbourg, her roots are in Niger. Thaïs: “I am incredibly grateful for this scholarship. I am aware that this is a beautiful opportunity for me. By succeeding in my studies, and eventually getting a job in the legal field, I hope I will be able to fight for other people’s rights and give a voice to the voiceless.”Inspiring meetingBouwien Janssen, who was present at the award ceremony on behalf of the University Fund Limburg/SWOL: “It was an inspiring meeting between a very involved scholarship provider Jo Ritzen and student Thaïs Gautry. They immediately started a lively conversation, and they talked about political developments in Europe, France and Niger. A follow-up meeting between the two has already been scheduled.”Prof. dr. Jo Ritzen is professorial fellow of International Economics of Science, Technology and Higher Education at the UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) and the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance. He was previously Dutch Minister of Education and Science and President of Maastricht University.  
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