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We're connected!

We accompany our scholarship holders on their educational paths and aim to make their various journeys through school, university and professional life fruitful and inspiring. Even after their time as an active recipient, we encourage our alumni to stay connected, to contribute actively to foundation life and share their experiences with our active scholars.

The foundation has regional groups accross Germany, where scholars and alumni get together on a regular basis. 

Our different event formats offer various opportunities for our alumni to share their knowledge and academic experience with our active scholars. They organise workshops at our annual retreats or at the Claussen-Simon-Stiftung Forum, exchanging expertise accross their various disciplines and programmes.

In addition, our alumni participate in advisory councils and juries for our funding programmes, such as stART.up and Begeistert für Wirtschaft & MINT, Claussen-Simon-Wettbewerb für Schulen and Claussen-Simon-Wettbewerb für Hochschulen.

Be Part Of It!

You are a an alumna/-us and have ideas and proposals to participate in our ideational programmes? You want to share your experiences from the scholarship and your career with other scholars? Then don't hestitate to contact us. Your contact person is Maria Eplinius.

Opportunities for alumni to actively participate

Workshops & Talks

Our alumni share their knowledge and their personal academic experience with our active fellows at different events: such as our Stipendiatentreffen or the Forum der Claussen-Simon-Stiftung. They give talks, invite to artistic and musical events, or participate in panel discussions and Q&A sessions.



We deploy social networks to allow uncomplicated contact and flow of information and foundation news after active funding ends, and to offer contact platforms to both alumni and active fellows.


Program advisory boards

Alumni of our funding programs are part of program advisory boards and juries, e.g. for stART.up and Begeistert für Wirtschaft & MINT, at the Claussen-Simon-Wettbewerb für Schulen and Claussen-Simon-Wettbewerb für Hochschulen.

Supporting Program

Alumni and fellows enhance the festive supporting program of our foundation events. Former and active musicians and artists coming from our funding program stART.up are performing at our award ceremony Ausgezeichnet!.


Regional groups

Active fellows and alumni routinely meet in numerous, Germany-wide established regional groups and do something together. Networks are established in Hamburg and Berlin, in the Rhine-Main region, in Stuttgart’s metropolitan area, and in North Rhine-Westphalia. Appointed contact persons consisting of active fellows and alumni are inducing joint activities and organize meetings. These activities range from museum and theater visits, to sightseeing walks and picnics, or simply joint evenings in a Biergarten or at a Christmas market. Central to all activities is the exchange of views and experiences, to offer views beyond one’s own horizons, and to establish a long-term contact among and between fellows and alumni.         


We create opportunity

Under the three categories School & Education, University & Academia and Arts & Culture, we offer scholarship programmes and project funding to pupils, students, doctoral candidates and emerging academics, along with artists, musicians and creatives.


Dialogue & Perspective

We facilitate inter-disciplinary learning, provide a supportive environment and create opportunities for our scholars and alumni to be part of a lively community. 


»At the end of my studies I will be able to look back positively on my experience, with a lot of gratitude towards the Claussen-Simon-Stiftung. I have been able to study intensively and worry-free, thanks to the foundation's support and I feel more than honoured to have been a scholar here.«

Laura Schäfer
Alumna Master Plus

»I would like to thank the foundation for the trust and support they have shown me. I have always considered it an honour to be a part of the Master programme. I have had many valuable experiences and met some wonderful people.«

Svenja Siemer
Alumna Master Plus

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Our Programmes

School & Education


We support pupils, teachers and student teachers in Hamburg with various forms of individual and project funding.


University & Academia


In assisting students and doctoral candidates, and funding research and study projects, we support learning and teaching at universities in Hamburg.



Art & Culture


We help graduates of creative programs to build independent, artistic careers following their time at university and support a range of cultural projects and initiatives in Hamburg.