Board Erasmus Education Fund retires after 10 successful years

Board members Herman Vaanholt, Aleksandra Stuip and Philip Hans Franses have stepped down from the board of the Erasmus Education Fund of Erasmus School of Economics. In its 10 years’ existence the Fund managed to grant over 120 mostly international students of Erasmus University Rotterdam with a scholarship of 3,000 euros a year, during their studies in Rotterdam.

This academic year, the Board selected a group of 6 current and 9 new students to receive a scholarship for the last time. Professor Philip Hans Franses, Chair since the inception of the Erasmus Education Fund says: ‘My fellow board members and I are very proud to have helped so many talented students in their studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam, by directly providing them with one or more scholarships. All these students from dozens of countries, distinguished themselves as highly talented and motivated students. It was very satisfactory to support them financially.’

After 10 successful years, the Erasmus Education Fund stops existing in its present form. Franses continues: ‘I want to thank everyone who financially supported the fund through the years, like all those students who ran the Rotterdam Marathon for a good cause and donations from our alumni. Without these donations we would not have been able to support so many students. I offer particularly warm thanks to my current board members Herman Vaanholt and Aleksandra Stuip, former board member Karen Maas, colleagues Linda Post and Ronald de Groot, Erasmus Trustfonds representatives Reinoud Rijntjes, Mariëlle van Eesteren-van der Erve and Renate Buijze, and last but not least, the Board of Recommendation, consisting of former Children's Ombudsman Marc Dullaert and former Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende.’

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