The University of Mannheim Foundation has gained BNP Paribas Wealth Management – Private Banking as a new sponsor for the Elite Student Athletes Scholarship Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region (Sports Scholarship MRN). The money from the social fund will benefit top student athletes at the University of Mannheim.
The University of Mannheim Foundation will initially receive a five-year grant from BNP Paribas Wealth Management – Private Banking. All student athletes can apply for this financial support if they have to pay for extraordinary charges, such as expenses for competitions, equipment or training camps, themselves. “For us and our customers, the values of performance, security and freedom are of particular importance. That is why we chose this sponsorship, because it reflects both our values and the characteristics of a top athlete,” says Marcel Becker, Head of Private Banking Germany at BNP Paribas. “With our contribution, we want to give top student athletes a little more security so that they have more freedom to train and thus achieve their top performances.”
Sarah Seidl, overall coordinator of the Sports Scholarship MRN and top sports representative at the University of Mannheim, is pleased about the funding, which will be distributed through the University of Mannheim Foundation: “Due to the practice of top sports, our scholarship recipients have a monthly financial burden that is approximately 300 euros higher compared to students who do not practice competitive sports. Often the material, the travel to and from competitions as well as training camps can no longer be covered by the clubs. That's why we are very grateful that, with the support of BNP Paribas Private Banking, we can help our scholarship holders financially with their dual careers.”
The Elite Student Athletes Scholarship Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region
The Elite Student Athletes Scholarship Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region is supported by the commitment of the Greinert family of entrepreneurs and the Dietmar Hopp Foundation. Every year, 15 new top athletes are accepted at the universities of Mannheim and Heidelberg. Currently, 103 scholarship holders are being supported. They receive 100 euros a month and organizational support from the team of top sports representatives to help them adapt their studies and examinations to the challenges of top-level sports in line with their needs.
BNP Paribas Wealth Management – Private Banking
BNP Paribas is a leading European bank with more than 190,000 employees in 65 countries. In Germany, the BNP Paribas Group has been active since 1947 and has successfully positioned itself in the market with twelve business units. Private, corporate and institutional clients are served by around 6,000 employees nationwide in all relevant economic regions.
BNP Paribas Wealth Management employs around 6,800 people worldwide. The assets under management amount to around 422 billion euros. In Germany, BNP Paribas Private Banking stands for the new generation of private banks: it combines personal service with innovative digital solutions in Web & App as well as in eight locations.
The University of Mannheim Foundation
The University of Mannheim Foundation promotes research and teaching at the University of Mannheim and awards the Opportunity Mannheim Scholarship to disadvantaged students. With gifts from supporters or income and profits from investments, the University of Mannheim Foundation supports, for example, special courses of study, excellent researchers and scholarships with up to 1.2 million euros annually. Through the cooperation with BNP, it is now also involved in awarding benefits to top student athletes.
University of Mannheim Foundation
Phone: 0621 181–1223
Dr. Maartje Koschorreck
University of Mannheim
Phone: 0621 181–1080