‘Education should be accessible for everyone’: with this in mind, Stichting De Ridder and the Limburg University Fund are joining forces. Together they have established the unique De Ridder Foundation Scholarship Programme. The new programme will fund scholarships at Maastricht University for the next three years to provide access to higher education to young people from the Maastricht-Heuvelland region. A university education is by no means a given for everyone and inequality of opportunity is increasing. The new scholarship programme aims to support regional, talented young people who lack the financial means to study.

Stichting De Ridder was founded in 2004 by Mrs. N. van Aubel, former co-owner of the eponymous and iconic brewery in Maastricht. The foundation supports various cultural and societal projects in the Maastricht region.

We thank Stichting De Ridder for this wonderful, societal collaboration and look forward to getting started! With this addition, the Fund strengthens its (regional) scholarship offerings, and further contributes to UM’s ambitions regarding diversity and inclusion.

Students can apply for the scholarship till 1 May 2023. Here you can find more info.