At the ceremony on 18 May, the Development Fund of TalTech awarded scholarships totalling 160,300 euros to active and brilliant students. Along with the traditional Spring Scholarship Ceremony, the university expressed its gratitude to companies and individuals supporting the university and recognised outstanding athletes of the university.
A total of 641 applications were submitted to the spring 2023 competition. For the first time, the Development Fund limited the number of applications per student – one student could apply for a maximum of three scholarships. A total of 87 scholarships were awarded this spring, supported by more than 40 partners. This was also the first time that Adven Estonia, Sunly, Artec Design, ORLEN Estonia, and Capital Mill sponsored students through the TalTech Development Fund; moreover, this spring saw the introduction of the new EuroTeQ Continuing Education Scholarship, the Uno Tölpuse Scholarship, and the Wise Scholarship for female students.
Rasmus Udde, the Innovation Manager of Sunly, noted that our future and present are in renewables, supported by the pillars of renewable energy and electrification. ‘That is why Sunly wants to support the builders of a greener world. Sunly awards its scholarship to Anna-Liis Mägi, who shares our vision – the sun and the wind are the keys to saving the world from global warming and renewable energy projects must be implemented,’ he added.
Robert Kitt, Chairman of the Board of the Development Fund of TalTech and Chairman of the Board of Utilitas Tallinn, pointed out that companies contribute to a better future for the entire society by offering scholarships. ‘This benefits the student, the company, and the society as a whole. Scholarships help attract young people to different programmes, where the knowledge they gain can make the world a more sustainable place.’
The ceremony was accompanied by a donor appreciation event, where awards and titles for the year 2022 were handed out to the sponsors of the university. Eesti Energia AS, Nordecon AS, and MTÜ Ledger Trust were awarded the title of Gold Sponsor. Fibenol OÜ, the Lindu family, and Telia AS were thanked as major sponsors. The list of companies that were awarded a title is available on the website of the Development Fund.