AUC Scholarship Fund (ASF) sponsors
Corporate sponsors of the AUC Scholarship Fund
The ASF awards scholarships to talented students who require financial support to study at AUC. With the AUC Scholarship Fund (ASF) we aim to further diversity and excellence in AUC’s student body.
The AUC Scholarship Fund (ASF) is sponsored by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam, the city of Amsterdam, the AUC Student Association (AUCSA), the AUC Alumni Association (AUCAA) and the corporate sector (see below).
Rabobank Amsterdam is the local Amsterdam bank for people and businesses in the city. It is customer-driven and an innovative, broad financial services provider. It is at the heart of Amsterdam’s multicultural society, inspired by diversity and values differences between people. Outstanding students are a major driving force behind the Amsterdam knowledge economy. Rabobank Amsterdam was therefore delighted with the initiative to set up Amsterdam University College.
The bank is a contributor to the AUC Scholarship Fund, thus offering top students from the Netherlands and all over the world the unique opportunity to study for a Bachelor’s degree in Amsterdam.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world's oldest airline still operating under its original name. In 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM. The merger produced one of the leading European air transport groups, based on two powerful brand names and hubs — Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. The two airlines collaborate on three core activities while maintaining their own identity: passenger transport, cargo transport and aircraft maintenance.
KLM serves approximately 150 destinations using a modern fleet and employs 33,000 people around the world. KLM offers reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of sustainable innovation. KLM is a member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance with 16 members providing access to an extensive global network with daily flights to more than 900 destinations.
Together with their partners Delta and Alitalia, Air France and KLM operate the biggest transatlantic joint venture world-wide with approximately 260 daily trans-Atlantic flights. The joint venture provides customers with the benefits of a vast route network, structured around seven main hubs: Amsterdam, Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York-JFK, Paris-CDG and Rome Fiumicino, together with Cincinnati, Lyon, Milan, Memphis and Salt Lake City.
KLM is sponsoring the AUC Scholarship Fund because of our commitment to broader society. The international orientation of AUC is a great fit with KLM's own international focus via its network connecting destinations worldwide.
Within Unilever, research and development (R&D) is the home of breakthrough technology for bigger, better, faster innovations. Success for us means creating products that keep pace with changes in consumer lifestyles and that appeal to people at all income levels. The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan is the company’s roadmap on how we will achieve doubling the business of the business while reducing the environmental footprint of its products. In order to realise sustainable growth, we are integrating sustainability into our strategy, brands and innovation. At Unilever, people can shape their own path as they work with the brands and people that drive our sustainable business growth. This is also why we support the AUC Scholarship Fund, as it contributes to talent development, stimulates diversity and creates sustainable career opportunities for students around the globe.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek provides its clients with top quality legal services in corporate transactions, litigation and compliance issues. Ever since the firm was founded in 1871, we have also focused on developing outstanding lawyers straight out of university through an intensive "lifelong" training and development programme, focusing on legal, commercial and social skills. Our mission is to stand beside our clients in their domestic as well as international matters. We do this from our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, New York, Shanghai and Singapore and when needed work together with law firms around the world within our international network, all top tier firms and market leaders in their home jurisdiction. Universal experience is not only essential, it expands our landscape.
Working with our clients all around the world on multi-jurisdictional matters, we offer our global expertise, one of unique range and texture. Talent nourishes talent, allowing us to develop innovative solutions to complex cross-border projects, combining outstanding efficacy with practical know-how and the best legal advice. We believe that excellent legal work cannot happen without passion, intelligence and commitment. We believe that this is best achieved across jurisdictions, for any project, anywhere, with a diverse team to handle our clients’ national and international matters. We support the AUC Scholarship Fund because we truly believe that lawyers facing today's problems will benefit from a broader oriented education than a strictly legal one. Therefore, we believe that students holding a bachelor's degree in subjects other than law should be admitted as qualified lawyers after having followed a law track in their bachelor's programme and after having obtained a master's of law degree. Together with AUC we can achieve this ambition.
Other public and private sponsors
City of Amsterdam
Amsterdam has always been a cradle for the development of talent. To ensure Amstedam both nurtures existing talent and attract new talent, the City of Amsterdam, together with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam, invests in the development of new high-level degree programmes with international appeal that add to the strength of the city. Excellent education is an essential requirement for the development of the Amsterdam economy and of the city and region as a knowledge hub. Amsterdam University College distinguishes itself by focusing on excellence and diversity, and its interdisciplinary approach and international orientation. This is in keeping with the profile and ambition of Amsterdam as both a multicultural city and an international knowledge centre.
Offering a welcoming and inclusive social environment is the Amsterdam University College Student Association’s goal. As the main organiser of AUC’s social life we believe that diversity is a fundamental component of a thriving university social experience. The ASF provides the opportunity to enrich and further contribute to the global nature of AUC’s community; and thus, we are more than happy to contribute.
The Amsterdam University College Alumni Association (AUCAA) is committed to maintaining the connection between AUC graduates with each other and with the college. Like none other, AUC alumni know the opportunities AUC provides. With its slogan Excellence and Diversity across the Globe, it remains committed to providing tomorrow’s students with the opportunities today’s alumni received, by strengthening the AUC community, both at home and abroad and therefore it supports the ASF.