The Study Compass supports young people from families without academic experience in discovering their potential and finding an individually suitable educational path after graduation. Participants receive intensive support and guidance for three years at the transition from school to university or to vocational training. In the course of the program, young people learn to shape their educational path independently and make future-oriented career decisions. The support begins in the penultimate school year and accompanies the scholarship holders until the end of the first year of study or training. In addition to training courses and workshops to get to know one's own strengths, the scholarship includes the teaching of skills that will be required for the working world of the future and key topics such as digital skills, entrepreneurship, cultural education or STEM.
The Hans Hermann Voss Foundation is resuming support for the Study Compass in Oberberg for the coming school year. Young people from Oberberg, who will complete their Abitur in 2022 and whose parents have not studied, could apply for a scholarship from the 2020/21 school year until March 15th, 2020. The application is made exclusively online via the Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (sdw).