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About the AUC Scholarship Fund

AUC Scholarship Fund Mission

Stichting AUC Scholarship Fund (ASF) supports excellence and diversity in the AUC student body by facilitating access to the AUC programme for talented and underrepresented students. The ASF scholarship recipients and Talent Fellows enrich AUC’s community by diversifying the student body and bringing a broad depth of knowledge, experiences, and thoughts. In a multicultural city such as Amsterdam, it is essential that outstanding underrepresented students are not only invited to join AUC’s selective honours programme, but are granted the means to participate. Through the fellowships and scholarships offered by the ASF, talented students are able to work toward academic success and realise their enormous potential. Donations from a variety of sponsors and stakeholders support the ASF, and together with AUC, the ASF empowers the next generation of changemakers and international leaders. The AUC Scholarship Fund is an independent, separate foundation (stichting) run by the ASF Board.

ASF Board Members

The AUC Scholarship Fund is an independent foundation overseen by the ASF Board. Members of the ASF Board are as follows:

  • Prof. Dr. Jeroen Geurts (Rector Magnificus, VU) (Chair)
  • Jan Lintsen (Vice President of the Executive Board, UvA)
  • Viktor Bos (Founding partner Techgrounds)
  • Delia de Vreeze (Director University Relations & Fundraising, VU)
  • Thao Lam (AUC graduate)

ASF Selection Committee 

Separate from AUC and the ASF Board, the ASF Selection Committee members meet to discuss candidates for ASF Scholarships and Talent Fellowships and make recommendations for the students who will receive a scholarship each year.

ANBI Designation

The Stichting AUC Scholarship Fund (ASF) is designated as an ANBI (Public Benefit Organisation) in the Netherlands since 1 January 2015. An ANBI is a church, religious, charitable, cultural, scientific or other institution that serves the general interest of society. Donations of goods or money to an ANBI may be tax-deductible for the donor. ANBIs are required to publish certain information. The ASF has gathered this information in a single document for your convenience, which you can download using the link below.

AUC Scholarship Fund Annual Review

Read more about the facts, figues, activities and developments of the ASF Scholarship Fund by downloading the latest ASF Annual Review.