Information for students.
The Vicarie supports students
The Vicarie Sancti Nicolai stimulates and supports academic education for its family members.Eligible students enrolled at an institution of higher education (e.g. university) can apply with the collator for a grant.Students that are temporary studying at a foreign university or wish to go abroad for internship or research can also apply for a scholarship.
Apply with the Collator for a scholarship
In accordance with the articles of association, ancient rules and customs, the collator appoints one or several beneficiaries. The collator can also appoint as beneficiary family members who do not bear the name of Van Basten Batenburg or Batenburg. Beneficiaries can be appointed for several years or for a yet unspecified period. The support always ends at the end of the studies.
Be enrolled at a university or college
The students have to be enrolled at a university or college (or another accredited educational institute). Seniors who re-enter the labour force (for example: you haven’t had a paid job because you wanted to fully focus on raising your children) and who want to study again are also eligible.
Amount of the scholarship
Yearly the board decides which sum can be allocated to the by the collator appointed male or female beneficiarie(s). The majority of the income of the foundation consists of the variable rent revenues from the estate that is received during the year. Because the annual accounts are concluded after 1 April in the successive year, the grants are generally paid in the second quarter after each fiscal year. The board decides on basis of the profit- and loss accounts of a year which sum can be paid out for the respective year.
The procedure: send a letter to the collator
Student can show their interest in a grant by contacting the collator or the secretary. (Planning: before 1 April).
Once a year the collator assesses the applications, makes a choice and sends his proposal to the board. (Planning: before 1 June). The board checks the decision with the articles of association and confirms the choice of beneficiarie(s). Next the treasurer carries out the resolution and remits the money to your account. (Planning: before 1 July). For example: it is planned to distribute the revenues of 2009 somewhere in the months June or July 2010.
What should you include in your letter or should be enclosed?
The application should be addressed to the collator, but first contact the secretary by e-mail. Check contact.
If you are interested in a scholarship, please provide the secretary with the following information (by e-mail or post):
- a curriculum vitae (résumé),
- Information from your passport: surname, given names, nickname, date, place and country of birth,
- full address information (including your e-mail address),
- a recent pass photo,
- an official document that shows that you were enrolled at a college, university or other institute of tertiary education,
- the full names of your parents,
- the motivation for your request for an allowance (do you face a real financial need, or is it just nice to have?),
- bank account number (and all the information needed to transfer money from the Netherlands to your account, in case your request is accepted.)