Since 2015, the VBO/FEB has been awarding a yearly scholarship to a Belgian student who has been admitted to the College of Europe in Bruges. The scholarship, named after former President of the European Council and current President of our Administrative Council, Herman VAN ROMPUY, aims to encourage young Belgian students who are motivated by entrepreneurship to think and act in a European way.
The Herman VAN ROMPUY scholarship is sponsored by two foundations - the Bekaert Foundation and the Foundation van der Rest - which were created in honour of two honorary presidents of the VBO/FEB. The scholarship winner is chosen by a jury on the basis of a series of assignments that assess the students' knowledge and motivation. The chosen student does not only have the opportunity to study at the College of Europe for a full year, but will then also be welcomed at the VBO/FEB for a paid internship within the competence centre Europe & International, where the acquired academic knowledge is immediately converted into work experience.
The 8th Herman Van Rompuy scholarship this year was awarded to Louise Everarts who will study in the European Legal Studies Department. The College of Europe is looking forward to welcoming her!