On 19 May, the TalTech Development Fund awarded spring scholarships to 82 talented and hard-working students.
Among the scholarship recipients, students of the School of Engineering are the most highly represented group. Nearly 40% of the scholarship recipients are women.
The highest contribution comes from Eesti Energia, who awarded a total of six scholarships: four for bachelor’s and two for master’s students.
In total, 32 collaborators went to students’ aid, encouraging them to keep studying and supporting the fostering of the next generation of researchers.
For example, Scanfil OÜ, in co-operation with Pärnumaa Arenduskeskus, awarded four scholarships worth a total of 6,000 euros to bachelor’s students of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics, as well as Product Development and Robotics programmes.
Repeat names on the list of donors include Skeleton Technologies, who this time donated a total of 3,500 euros to students of the School of Engineering, and the School of Information Technologies of TalTech.
‘As Skeleton is a technology company, most of our employees come from technical fields, with backgrounds as diverse as (electro)chemistry and mechanical, software, and electronics engineering. It is highly important for us to support the career choices of talented young students. In addition, we want to give them the opportunity to put the theoretical knowledge they have acquired into practice. It is immensely exciting to read students’ essays and see how big they are dreaming every year – that’s where our future entrepreneurs and change-makers will come from,’ affirmed Piret Talviste from Skeleton Technologies.
TalTech Development Fund has been operating since 1991. Its most long-standing partners are Eesti Energia, Viru Keemia Grupp, Tehnopolis Ülemiste, Harju Elekter, Eesti Mäeselts, Merko Ehitus, Telia, Nordecon, Silberauto, and Trev-2. Over the last 20 years, Estonian companies and individuals have supported TalTech students with a total amount of almost 3 million euros.