Jeanne de Loos is president of Zonta club Eindhoven. Zonta is an international organisation which empowers women all over the world through service and advocacy, motivated by goal 5 of the United Nations, which Zonta works closely together with. Since last year, Zonta has created the Women in Technology scholarships, giving students the chance to apply for regional, continental and international scholarships of up to $8000.
Annemarijn Boelen is Program Manager Scholarships at VSBfonds (VSB Foundation). VSBfonds is an independent charitable endowment fund. Because of our origins (a Dutch savings bank) we grant donations and scholarships that only benefit the Netherlands and Dutch nationals.
Most of our donations go to social and cultural projects in the Netherlands. We also provide 165 scholarships every year of up to € 10.000 each for Dutch students who wish to continue their education (studies or research) abroad. Our scholarship program aims to reward personal drive and social engagement. Our focus therefore is not strictly on academic excellence and/or grades.
ir. Davine Janssen, recipient of the CETT and InnoEnergy scholarships, will moderate this session.