University of Mannheim: New sponsor for the top-class sports scholarship in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region


The University of Mannheim Foundation will initially receive funding from BNP Paribas Wealth Management – ​​Private Banking for a period of five years. All student athletes can apply for this financial support if they have to pay for extraordinary expenses themselves, such as expenses for competitions, equipment or training camps. “For us and our customers, the values ​​of performance, security and freedom are of particular importance. That’s why we decided on this funding because it reflects both our values ​​and the characteristics of a top athlete,” says Marcel Becker, Head of Private Banking Germany at BNP Paribas.

Sarah Seidl, overall coordinator of the MRN sports scholarship and top sports officer at the University of Mannheim, is pleased about the funding that is distributed via the University of Mannheim Foundation: “Due to the practice of top-class sports, our scholarship holders have compared to students who do not do competitive sports exercise, a monthly financial burden that is around 300 euros higher. The material, travel to and from competitions and training camps can often no longer be borne by the clubs. We are therefore very grateful that, with the support of BNP Paribas Private Banking, we can give our scholarship holders financial support in their dual careers.”

The top-level sports grant in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region
The top-level sports grant in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region is supported by the commitment of the Greinert family and the Dietmar Hopp Foundation. Every year, 15 new top athletes are accepted at the universities of Mannheim and Heidelberg. 103 scholarship holders are currently receiving funding. They receive 100 euros per month and organizational support from the team of top-class sports representatives to adapt the course and the exams to the challenges of top-class sport as needed.

BNP Paribas Wealth Management – ​​Private Banking
BNP Paribas is a leading European bank with more than 190,000 employees in 65 countries. The BNP Paribas Group has been active in Germany since 1947 and has successfully positioned itself on the market with twelve business units. Private customers, companies and institutional customers are looked after by around 6,000 employees nationwide in all relevant economic regions.

BNP Paribas Wealth Management employs around 6,800 people worldwide. Assets under management total around EUR 422 billion.

The University of Mannheim
Foundation The University of Mannheim Foundation promotes research and teaching at the University of Mannheim and awards the Mannheim Opportunity Scholarship to disadvantaged students. With donations from sponsors or income and profits from capital 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. With the cooperation with BNP, she is now also involved in the awarding of services for student top athletes.

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