The START program offers the only nationwide scholarship for students in Germany. It supports young people with their own or family immigration history in their engagement for democracy and their participation in shaping the future. The selection is based on personality and willingness to change, not on academic performance or intended degree. This year, even more young people can be supported through the START Academy. START was launched by the Hertie Foundation in 2002 and is now run by the START Foundation gGmbH. It has strong and reliable partners from educational and cultural ministries, municipalities, companies, foundations, and private individuals.
Detailed information about this project and our overall activities can be found on the German website and here: